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Benchmarking Survey: Electronic Payments to Grantees

Published: 
04/2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition to remote work has presented numerous challenges for nonprofits and foundations alike. With most grantees working off-site, foundations need to consider the most effective and cost-efficient way to get funds to them beyond mailing checks. This resource includes the results of a Philanthropy Network benchmarking survey of e-payment practices in relation to grantmaking and two discussion threads found on PEAK Grantmaking's Open Forum.

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COVID-19: Nelson Foundation's Grantee Communications

Published: 
04/2020

Proactive communication with your grantees is essential during times of disaster. The Nelson Foundation has kindly agreed to share some of their COVID-19 grantee email communications with Philanthropy Network membership.

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Diversity of Asset Managers in Philanthropy

Diversity of Asset Managers in Philanthropy
Published: 
02/2020

For a decade, Knight Foundation has been intentional about identifying high quality, diversely-owned asset managers when investing its endowment. In response to frequent questions from a variety of stakeholders into the performance of the charitable sector regarding this issue — the questions arising from the general lack of data — Knight Foundation asked Global Economics Group to assess the representation of diverse asset managers among foundations.

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2018 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Report

Published: 
11/2019

In 2018, Funders for LGBTQ Issues set out to survey the board and staff of foundations in order to identify how many LGBTQ people worked in philanthropy. In the process, the organization realized that it had an opportunity to not only ask about sexual orientation and gender identity but also to inquire about a range of personal identifiers. With the inaugural Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey, Funders for LGBTQ Issues asked participants to identify their role within their foundation, their age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, and disability status. This report lays out the results of the DAPP survey in aggregate form.

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Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens: A Practice Guide

Published: 
11/2019

Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens: A Practical Guide centers the perspectives of racial justice activists first, and then of funders working on change in their institutions, to identify best practices for driving philanthropy beyond racial equity toward racial justice.

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Grants Management Professional Competency Model

Published: 
06/2019

This toolkit defines the professional knowledge, skills, and abilities expected of grants management professionals regardless of area of specialization, the size of your organization or role within the field. By identifying both the functional responsibilities and the knowledge needed for success in every area of grants management, the competencies provide a comprehensive look at the profession. This model offers everyone working in grants management a pathway to professional success.

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Talent Justice Toolkit

Published: 
06/2019

This toolkit presents easy-to-use resources to help nonprofits and funders take action to advance talent justice. The tools can be used by both nonprofits and funders to increase their investments in talent justice at all stages of the nonprofit career lifecycle.

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Placed-Based Impact Investing: Three Briefs for Practitioners

Published: 
06/2019

Seeking ways to maximize the social and economic returns of their place-based impact investments, foundations, CDFIs, private investors, and others are turning to collaboration.

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Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking

Published: 
10/2018

In Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking, we look at why and how funders are engaging in participatory grantmaking and shifting decision-making power to the very communities impacted by funding decisions. Through examples and insights from a diverse range of participatory grantmakers, we explore the benefits, challenges, and models of participatory grantmaking.

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