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Resource Topic: Strategy & Planning

Inclusive Philanthropy: How the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Philanthropy and Nonprofits Can Add to Your Success

One in five people live with a physical, sensory, cognitive, learning, mental health, or other disability. Learn from members of RespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau how to welcome, respect, and include those with disabilities in your communications efforts. Presenters will also share additional resources so you can continue to deepen your knowledge and explore strategies … Continued

Strategies for Driving Equity in Grantmaking

In order to implement strategies that promote justice, inclusion, and equity, we must work with purpose and urgency to establish grantmaking practices that advance equity. This goes beyond narrowing the power gap (which helps all grantseekers and grantees) to a more specific focus on building power for under-resourced communities. On a tactical level, driving equity … Continued

How to Transform Your Change Resistant Team

Neuroscience tells us that our brains are wired to resist change. So what do you do when you’re the one making your colleagues adopt a new system or grantmaking process? In this session, hear about change management techniques learned through the implementation of a new grants management system. Speakers Sam Caplan Founder, New Spark Strategy

How Do We Change Our Grantmaking When Everything Else Keeps Changing?

Funders routinely update strategic plans and welcome new grantees, and we’re used to updating our goals every year. But our world is rapidly changing in so many new ways. Philanthropy is addressing complex issues like equity, embracing new grassroots partners, and partnering with new donors and supporters, and current grantees are asking for deeper supports … Continued

Strategic Grantmaking: How Can Evaluation Help Grantmakers Think Forward?

Over time, the utility of grant evaluations has deepened from simple accountability to outcomes measurement—from demonstrating that funds were used in the intended manner, to determining whether or not they achieved the intended results. But what if evaluation could also help grantmakers determine what to invest in, and when? These questions are of particular importance … Continued

Strategies for Narrowing the Power Gap in Philanthropy

Effective grantmaking organizations deliberately act to redefine the power balance with their grantees, recognizing that grantmakers and grantees are equal partners in the quest for impact. Learn more about expanding your impact by focusing on. The power that we often have as grantmakers shows up in the processes that we ask grantseekers and grantees to … Continued

Strategies for Aligning Practices and Values

Want to secure more trusting relationships, met expectations, and true partnerships—as well as better, more sustainable outcomes? Discover they key questions you should be asking and the three strategies to connect the “how” of grantmaking to values, strategy, and impact: Develop strategic goals related to improving your grantmaking practice Recognize that grantmaking staff are integral … Continued

Humility, Modesty, and Curiosity at the Barr Foundation

At the Barr Foundation, narrowing the power gap begins with their mission statement and stated values, by thoughtfully focusing on potential, and being a catalyst and steward. “Modesty and humility come from seeing what grantees are doing in the community, and that our role is a helping role: The impact that our grantees are making … Continued

Strategies for Tying Grantmaking Practices to Values

To transform the practice of philanthropy into the practice of principled grantmaking, we worked with our members to develop five Principles for Peak Grantmaking — Tie Practices to Values; Narrow the Power Gap; Drive Equity; Learn, Share, Evolve; and Steward Responsively. In this webinar, we introduce our first Principle: Tie Practices to Values. Grantmaking practices … Continued

Courage in Practice: 5 Principles for Peak Grantmaking

PEAK Grantmaking believes that a set of principles is needed to support grantmakers in their efforts to make practices a strategic imperative within their organizations. Created by and for our members, the Principles for Peak Grantmaking is our call to action to transform the practice of philanthropy into the practice of principled grantmaking. These five Principles will … Continued