Perspectives

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    Harmonizing AI and Philanthropy: Running To or Running From a Brave New World

    In the ever-evolving landscape of technological advancement, Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands out as a beacon of innovation, promising transformative changes across industries and societies. Concurrently, philanthropy continues to serve as a cornerstone of human compassion, striving to address pressing social issues and create sustainable impact.
    • June 26, 2024
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    Reimagining Philanthropy with Humanity at the Core

    Reflections from the 2024 GEO Conference
    • June 12, 2024
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    Taking COVID Lessons Forward

    How can the lessons from COVID guide us in forging a future where we can realize the promise of the work we do to transform lives for the better?
    • May 10, 2024
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    Reimagining Philanthropy: How Funders Can Advance the Movement for Social Justice

    “Reevaluating Practice: Reimagining Philanthropy” captures recommendations of our grantees. They have taught us to be more responsive and effective partners. We hope their words will help our peers to implement practices that advance a more effective and sustainable movement for social justice.
    • May 8, 2024
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    Why Funders Should Invest in Flexible Cash Assistance

    Funders have an opportunity to significantly invest in and advocate for one of the most impactful financial tools that supports people in building economic security: cash. Cash assistance, whether it’s distributed as a guaranteed income over a period of time or as a one-time lump sum, has shown incredible promise and tangible changes in the lives of those who participate in cash pilots or programs.
    • March 25, 2024
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    Living Into Shared Ways of Being that Advance Equity

    Share GEO’s ways of being with the broader GEO community to highlight the work GEO is doing to advance equity internally
    • March 19, 2024
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    GEO’s New Strategic Direction

    GEO is thrilled to be sharing our new strategic direction as we continue the long-term work of transforming philanthropic culture and practice so that grantmakers work in service of thriving nonprofits and communities.
    • February 21, 2024
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    Bridging Differences to Advance Equity: Three Lessons Community Foundations Are Learning About Engaging Donors and Community

    An exciting evolution is happening among community foundations in the United States.
    • January 25, 2024
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    Important Update on #GEO2024 National Conference Date and Location

    We’re writing today with an important update regarding GEO’s 2024 National Conferences in Los Angeles. With the support of the conference host committee, program committee and the GEO board, we made the decision to cancel our contract with the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live in solidarity with the hotel workers. Our conference will now take place on May 20 – 23, 2024 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.
    • December 12, 2023
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    Crosspost: Lessons learned: Using demographic data to move from intention to action

    At a recent webinar hosted by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Jennifer Chheang of The California Endowment (TCE) and Allie VanHeast of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation (KCF) shared how they are using Demographics via Candid in practice to better understand alignment with institutional goals and measure their progress.
    • November 14, 2023