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Connecting Internal Culture and Practice Shifts to External Organizational Impact

GEO created the Change Leaders in Philanthropy Fellowship (CLIPF) to provide senior leaders a space to connect and address some of their most pressing culture and practice issues.
  • April 25, 2023

Celebrating 25 Years of Exploring Effective Grantmaking Practices

Over the past 25 years, contributors to the GEO community have remained steadfast in our commitment to exploring the principles and practices that drive philanthropic effectiveness.
  • February 28, 2023
Annual Report

Annual Report 2021

In this report, we are excited to share examples that illustrate some of the ways GEO has continued to be a supportive, resource-rich space for grantmakers to advance social progress through transforming philanthropic culture and practice.
  • July 29, 2022

Celebrating GEO’s 25th Anniversary

Since 1998 GEO has been a community that focused intently on what matters most to nonprofits’ success.

This year, the GEO community celebrates 25 years of exploring what effective grantmaking practice looks like in service of nonprofits and communities.

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on which grantmaking practices matter most to nonprofits.

GEO's broad resource library features publications and tools that lift up promising practices and examples from peers to speed your progress on the road to effectiveness. Members can expand their learning through exclusive resources such as case studies and discussion starters.

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to make faster progress on the issues you care about most.

Our strength is in learning from each other. We lift up the stories, insights and best practices of GEO members moving philanthropy forward. Get inspired by tapping into their wisdom today!

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When you’re working together with your peers, you tap into the wisdom and experiences of those in the same boat — and challenges that felt overwhelming become achievable. Find opportunities to come together with our community to solve of-the-moment challenges.

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