How do skilled philanthropy practitioners navigate challenging situations in their work to get to meaningful connections and good outcomes? Interviews with dozens of them reveal a common ingredient: they each use reflective practices to help them observe, make sense of and adjust their behaviors. This new guide focuses on four of these practices.
Fund the People created this toolkit to provide practical guidance, promising practices, and illustrative data to help funders, nonprofits, and others to maximize investments in the nonprofit workforce. Nonprofit people are nonprofit programs. Given this reality, supporting the nonprofit workforce is an effective strategy for increasing performance, impact, and sustainability.
The toolkit features six content areas to help funders and nonprofit organizations invest in the nonprofit workforce as a strategy for improving the impact and sustainability of the organizations:
This primer, focused on rural aging, provides guidance specifically for grantmakers. It includes information on how to get started; finding the right partners and grantees; defining and measuring success; examples of effective programs, and how working on rural aging issues can increase the impact of many different kinds of philanthropies.
Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COADs) provide a platform for increasing communication and coordination among public, private and nonprofit agencies to reduce the impact of disasters. A COAD will enhance a community’s ability to mitigate, prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, thus ensuring that human needs inherent in a disaster situation are evaluated and addressed.
This toolkit provides a sampling of statements, forms, and templates developed and utilized by foundations to incorporate diversity and inclusion into both organizational practices and grantmaking.
An overview on the self-dealing law, including definitions, common problem areas, exceptions, penalties, and resources.
The Forum's handbook of tools and resources for giving circle host organizations, including tools for deciding whether to host a giving circle, key questions to ask and a checklist of giving circle and host duties.
Based on a year-long, joint study of the European Foundation Centre and the Council on Foundations, this report provides eight principles of good disaster management and a number of practical suggestions.
This guide examines women's roles in philanthropy and features “how to” sections on creating and using a variety of forms of charitable giving, as well as working with professional advisers.
The guide shares and explains the experiences of several institutions that broadened their donor bases, services, and programs by reaching out to diverse communities. The publication focuses on the African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American communities
This guide helps funders explore possibilities for expanding other program areas (health, education, community development, the arts, and youth) to encompass aging.
This toolkit can be an invaluable resource to the long-term recovery of families that have experienced a disaster. Templates are available to customize the section on disaster recovery resources for your community.
This toolkit, created by FrameWorks Institute, contains communications resources based on the scientific story of child development.
A focus on racial equity can increase your effectiveness at every stage of the grantmaking process. Blending experience and candid advice from grantmakers, this guide explores how a racial equity lens can help you scan your field or community, cultivate new leaders, encourage creative approaches, get people talking, and nourish change inside your own foundation.
This guide accompanies the research presented in Next Gen Donors: Respecting Legacy, Revolutionizing Philanthropy. GrantCraft was invited to draw out the “practical wisdom” of 30 next generation major donors.
The Philanthropy Roadmap includes a series of guides on issues donors might face in their philanthropy and profiles of Great Givers, real-life individuals, couples and families who exemplify thoughtful, effective giving.
This guide will:
- Describe what employee volunteer and skills giving programs entail,
- Provide questions you will need to consider before you start your program, and
- Present solutions to help you get started.