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Resources from 2015 New Grantmakers Institute: Essential Skills & Strategies

Publication date: 
10/2015
For new grantmakers it is essential to hit the ground running by equipping themselves with the tools and best practices for making sound funding recommendations. The New Grantmakers Institute is a cost-effective, local option that develops important skills, helps build lasting peer relationships with other grantmakers in our community, and cultivates the ability to ask critical questions of ourselves and others about our role as change-makers in our communities.
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Resources from Strategic Corporate Philanthropy: Designing Community Programs for Impact

Publication date: 
09/2015
Based on Corporate Citizenship’s (CC) latest global research, which draws on the insights of companies such as Amway, Unilever, Kellogg’s and Microsoft, find out to what extent companies are moving to a flagship approach, where one is focusing activities and resources in a targeted manner, and how to do it successfully. In their research, 70% of companies surveyed expect to move in this direction in the next 2 years, up from just 12% doing so today. Corporate Citizenship has identified five characteristics of such an approach that if achieved, can ensure not only the programs survival, but...
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Quantifying Hope: Philanthropic Support for Black Men and Boys

Publication date: 
04/2015
This report analyzes U.S. funding trends for Black men and boys and describes recent initiatives in the field of Black male achievement. The brief shows a distinct trend toward increased U.S. foundation funding for organizations and programs that are working to improve the life outcomes of Black males.
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Resources from Natural Allies: Philanthropy, the Legal Community and Civil Legal Aid

Publication date: 
03/2015
The struggle to break the cycle of poverty is often paved with legal potholes. For this event we explored collaborations and investments of foundations, individual donors, corporations, law firms, government and bar associations in Civil Legal Aid.
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Many Voices, One Goal

Publication date: 
12/2014
Many Voices, One Goal: How an Informal Foundation Collaboration Helped Make California History is a new report produced by NCG members The Stuart Foundation and the Silver Giving Foundation on their collaborative work to influence education financing policy in California.
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Four Top Influencers Debate Philanthropy in the First 100 Days

Release Date: 
05/04/2017
Four top influencers voiced opinions rarely heard in philanthropy, debating whether history will judge philanthropy's response to President Trump's First 100 days as a watershed moment or failure to break free.
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A Call to Reduce Duplication and Increase Collaboration in Philanthropy’s Infrastructure

Release Date: 
02/15/2016
In January I took on a new role as President and CEO of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. The Forum is the largest network serving philanthropy in America, consisting of 33 regional philanthropy associations—including Northern...

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