Posts tagged to 'Strategic planning'

Renovate Your Philanthropy

Posted by Marshall H. Ginn on September 18, 2018

In helping your nonprofit partners to “spruce up” their programs and operations, you are strengthening the investment you make as a donor. And in turn, it’s helping you to make an even deeper impact on the community.

Transact Or Transform: What Kind Of Giver Are You?

Posted by Kris Putnam-Walkerly on September 5, 2018

Transactional philanthropy is important and necessary to help those in immediate crises meet very pressing needs. For many donors, that’s enough. But what happens when we think more strategically about the needs in question?

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.

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