This field guide offers practical tips and examples to help you authentically engage and share power with the communities most impacted by your work.
Resources to navigate challenges and seize opportunities raised by the pandemic.
Many funders grapple with what it can look like to make capacity-building offerings more equitable. This field guide offers ways to rethink capacity building with equity at the center.
As community foundations stretch in new ways to respond to community needs, many are thinking differently about their role, their value proposition to donors, and how they assess impact.
Through interviews with nonprofit leaders and high-capacity donors, we explore how donors’ motivations and philanthropic practices affect both their grantmaking and the ways they build and maintain relationships with nonprofit organizations. With consideration for the inequities in the philanthropic space, and using principles from the behavioral sciences, we suggest ways to improve the donor-nonprofit relationship and unlock funding for high-quality, underfunded community-based organizations.
Strategies are stronger when we engage a diverse set of people in shaping solutions. This field guide will help you begin the strategy process with a clear understanding of which stakeholders you want to engage, why their input matters, and how you will engage them.
Why organizations need to examine their social impact, economic viability, and capacity to deliver in order to remain relevant and viable both now and into the future.
Earned revenue is one strategy that can give organizations more financial stability and help strengthen an organization’s impact. This field guide is for nonprofits considering earned-revenue opportunities and funders looking to support grantees in doing so.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas saw firsthand the needs of grantees when it partnered with eight community-health organizations through its Sí Texas initiative and, in response, created a $1.5 million capacity-building program for those organizations.
When the Kresge Foundation designed a program to build leadership capacity through a racial equity lens among its grantees, it wanted to strengthen the marketplace of offerings as well.