After more than 15 years promoting grantmaker practices that support nonprofit results, GEO is convinced that a strong culture inside foundations is critical for effective philanthropy. It’s virtually impossible to operate as an ally and partner to nonprofits if you are working inside a foundation whose values and culture run counter to that spirit.
Strengthening Nonprofit Organizations
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:
See presentation slides from Leadership Academy 2015.
The Strengthening Organizations Initiative shares lessons learned from helping community-organizing nonprofits strengthen their organizations.
An interview conducted by The Nonprofit Quarterly with Kelvin Taketa, President and CEO of the Hawai’i Community Foundation, and Chris Van Bergeijk, HCF’s Vice President of Programs, in which they discuss nonprofits, philanthropy, and the nature of collaboration.
The Office of Management and Budget has issued guidelines establishing that a nonprofit's indirect costs (also called overhead or administrative costs) are legitimate expenses that should be reimbursed through federal grants.
The Standards for Excellence Institute helps nonprofits live by the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector, a set of 67 standards for good nonprofit governance and management.
The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is offering a new nonprofit training initiative: the Paul Clarke and Indiana United Ways Leadership Series.