Posts tagged to 'Strategic planning'

The Relationship Ecosystem: Mapping Partnership Resources for Maximum Value

Posted by Enette Pauzé on August 2, 2018

As a leader in your organization and community, it is critical that you’re not only aware of your existing relationships, but that you’re prioritizing them based on value.

Why is MAVA winding down in 2022?

Posted by Lynda Mansson on July 24, 2018

One of the first questions people ask is why we are closing. The answer is both complex and simple: our founder planned it that way.

We’re Doubling Our Grant Budget; You Should, Too

Posted by Ellen Dorsey on July 12, 2018

Our democracy and our climate are in crisis. The nation’s activists and organizers are rising to meet this challenge with inventiveness and courage. It’s time for philanthropy to do the same.

Approaching Philanthropy with a Beginner's Mind: Five New Perspectives that Deliver

Posted by Leslie Pine on May 17, 2018

Is it possible that some of the most inspired, effective solutions to the most intractable challenges could come from nothing?

Grantee Inspired Giving: The Case for Unorthodox Philanthropy

Posted by Rachel Ogorek on February 12, 2018

NCFP’s 2015 Trends study found that more than 90% of respondents cited the “impact of their giving” as a top motivation for participation in family philanthropy. Clearly, funders want to know that the resources they provide are addressing the issues they support. However, accurately assessing the impact of your philanthropic capital can be difficult.

Another World is Possible: A Vision of Putting Philanthropy Out of Business

Posted by Farhad Ebrahimi on November 22, 2017

Even when we aspire to fund the right things, the ways in which we provide that funding run the risk of undermining the transformative potential of such work. As funders, we desperately need to learn how to let go and get out of the way.

Adaptive Leadership as a Reflective Practice

Posted by Caroline Williamson and Jan Jaffe on October 10, 2017

I wanted to explore whether philanthropy practitioners have used adaptive leadership as a form of reflective practice. The B. Robert Williamson Jr. Foundation funds these programs and I wanted to learn how this foundation came to support a form of reflective practice as capacity building. That’s how I began my conversation with the foundation’s Executive Director, Caroline Williamson.

Resolution & Transformation: Hate Has No Place in Our Work

Posted by Robins Foundation on October 4, 2017

At Robins Foundation, our board and staff aspires to connect equity with transformational change for children and families across our region. We are reflecting on opportunities in our own organization. This includes our governance, our management and our process of funding. This includes raising our awareness and deeper understanding of the past and its influence on dialogues locally and beyond.

Renewal and the Healthy Family Foundation

Posted by Virginia Esposito on August 31, 2017

How does the “B+” or even the “A+” organization stay that way, vigorously committed to the revitalizing promise of renewal? And what can members of newer family foundations learn from those who have successfully been meeting these challenges?

You Can't Fund Equity Without Sweat Equity

Posted by Lenore Hanisch and Zarina Parpia on August 24, 2017

Whether you are explicitly focused on social or economic justice, or if you focus on education, community development, the arts, or the environment, we at Quixote think applying an equity lens to your work is one of the most timely and mutually beneficial paths a funder can take.

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