Sponsored by NGOsource For funders, the gold standard in due diligence has been doing a site visit—physically going to the grantee’s place of operation to ensure that the way they presented themselves and their work on paper could be supported by in-person reviews and interactions. While site visits offer extraordinary value in building relationships and … Continued
HOLD THE LINE! This rally call is used when a beleaguered force, sure in its moral authority but overwhelmed by opposing forces, is determined not to lose the ground it has gained. When PEAK Grantmaking’s President and CEO Satonya Fair calls for all of us in the philanthropic sector to “hold the line” on practice change … Continued
New Orleans is a coastal city. Situated where the Mississippi River Delta becomes the Gulf of Mexico in Southeast Louisiana, New Orleans is strategically positioned for commerce; however, its location also defines its most existential threat. Due to coastal subsidence, south Louisiana is facing the highest rate of relative sea level rise in the world. … Continued
COVID-19 vaccines are starting to be administered and while this provides hope that we will be able to turn the corner on this pandemic, we know that much work remains and that it will take time for individuals and communities to truly heal. As communities begin to recover from health, economic and social justice crises, … Continued
The POISE Foundation sees its role as not only funders, but as advocates for the smaller Black-led, Black-serving nonprofits they support. That’s why Program Officer Traci Johnson prioritizes listening and learning from grantees.
When the pandemic hit, a certain foundation’s grant payment process became unfeasible. First, an employee who was working from home had to drive to the foundation office to pick up blank checks and the related grant documentation. After preparing checks, that employee transported the paper pile to another employee’s home so the checks could be … Continued
The COVID and social justice crises are requiring us to think of what we have been doing to effectively and nimbly support change. It is an interesting time, a scary time, and most importantly, a time in which we, as a sector, should be leaning in and taking incredible risks to create and support justice … Continued
A look at the results of two major post-outbreak surveys shows us what’s really changed in U.S. grantmaking since March 2020, and which of those changes are most liable to stick.
A foundation established to give away all its money finds a fresh mandate in the crises of the moment. Find out how Stupski has confronted and reconfigured their grantmaking approach to face the challenge head on.
In PEAK’s CONNECT online community, members generously share their approaches to grantmaking; here, weighing in on how to be nimble in modifying grants that have already been awarded.