Grantmakers for Education provides numerous resources related to effective education grantmaking, including an annual publication on trends in education philanthropy, a series of case studies, and a toolkit designed to help donors and small foundations spur change in public education.
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.
D5 is a five-year coalition to advance philanthropy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion. Its website contains news, information, tools and resources related to growing diversity, equity and inclusion in the sector. Its annual State of the Work report shares lessons learned and stories of progress.
NCCP's Improving the Odds for Young Children project provides information on states' efforts to support the well-being and school success of young children. Access state policy profiles and a young child risk calculator.
Zero to Three provides information and resources on the development of infants and toddlers, including state fact sheets.
ReadyNation has a collection of advocacy tools focusing on the economic case for investing in early childhood, as well as research on the economic benefits of early childhood investments.
The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy publishes a comprehensive annual report on trends in corporate giving based on company-provided data. Corporate giving officers may use the report's "Tools for Benchmarking" section as a starting point for measuring and assessing their companies' giving programs.
This report steps outside the boundaries of what we know today and challenges readers to consider the larger forces at play, which will profoundly alter the landscape on which corporate social engagement currently exists.
This research series focuses on measuring important aspects of corporate community involvement.
This report outlines seven practices, or foundational elements, of effective and excellent employee volunteer programs developed by the Points of Light Corporate Institute.
Family Philanthropy Online is a dual service comprising an online Knowledge Center and a monthly webinar series, both offered by the National Center for Family Philanthropy. Members of Indiana Philanthropy Alliance enjoy free access to Family Philanthropy Online through IPA's partnership with NCFP.
This first-of-its-kind research examines the next generation of major donors, studying this crucial group directly rather than summarizing what others think about them. Through a national online survey and in-depth interviews, the researchers explored themes including philanthropic orientation, priorities, strategies, decision-making, and activities.
See also Next Gen Donors: Shaping the Future of Philanthropy, the GrantCraft companion guide to this report.
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.
This three-part video series depicts what science tells us about early childhood development and how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains for better or for worse.
Resources created by the Center on the Developing Child seek to close the gap between what experts know about the science of early childhood and what the public understands and does about it. The Center strives to present information, especially scientific information, in a way that is accessible to a wide range of readers.
The Taproot Foundation is a leading source of information and resources on pro bono services, including best practices, case studies and tools to design and grow effective pro bono programs.
Points of Light is a leader in building and expanding employee volunteer programs. Its website includes a collection of resources related to corporate volunteerism.
The Center offers research publications and other resources on a range of topics related to corporate citizenship. (Some content requires membership.)