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Shaping Culture Through Key Moments

Every organization experiences moments when it has opportunities to tend its culture and to cultivate a more productive one — a culture in which staff and trustees are performing at their best and it is doing everything it can to make sure nonprofits are resilient, successful and strong. Paying attention to culture doesn’t have to happen only at huge, earthshattering moments in the life of an organization or its operating environment.
  • November 15, 2016

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    GEOList Summary: Grantmaking to Local Government

    We were wondering if any GEO members have had success working with/making grants to local government? If so, would you be willing to share the mechanics of grant agreements, processes, or any tips?
    • April 26, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: June 6 Conference Presenters

    Are there any North East/Mid Atlantic Foundations doing grantmaking that specifically leverages national service programs or that focus on volunteer engagement?
    • April 24, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Measuring Communications / Journalism Impact

    We are about to set off on a journey to learn more about best practices for measuring the impact of journalism and communications related grants as we identify the types of tactics/actions that will yield the greatest influence on our work.
    • April 20, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Member Story

    Smarter Grantmaking in Action: GHR Foundation

    How co-designing with grantees and partners from Day 1 can lead to stronger collaborations, flexible solutions and more meaningful impact.
    • April 20, 2017
    • Shantaé François
    • Building Collaboration From the Inside Out

      Looking inward and ensuring that an organization has the right elements in place to be a good partner and collaborator is necessary even though the tactics of how to collaborate vary depending on who an organization may work with or on the size, type and formality of the effort.

    • Learning Together: Actionable Approaches for Grantmakers

      Grantees and other stakeholders are critical partners in the achievement of grantmakers’ missions and are therefore critical learning partners as well.

    • Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide

      Philanthropy is ever on a quest to increase effectiveness. Over the last few decades, there have been efforts to be more proactive, strategic, outcomes focused, learning oriented and inclusive. Along this journey, grantmakers have increasingly recognized that impact does not happen in isolation. The daunting problems facing society today are deeply embedded in a web of intractable issues, fragmented relationships and unpredictable events.

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    GEOList Summary: Rapid Response / Crisis Grantmaking Policy & Guidelines

    We are preparing to draft an internal policy and applicant guidelines to support rapid response (emergency or crisis response) grantmaking. We welcome other samples of internal policies and/or applicant guidelines that support Rapid Response grantmaking.
    • April 17, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOAsks: Janée Woods, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

    In this GEOAsks, Janée Woods, Director of Organizational Culture at WCGMF, talks about what they considered when designing the program.
    • April 13, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Social Media Policies

    We’re exploring communications strategies which would include the use of social media and wondering what kinds of policies others are using to guide use of twitter and the like.
    • April 13, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Communications Channels For Reaching Low-Income Families

    We’re researching the communications preferences of low-income families to inform our work and the work of our investees. Have any of you funded marketing research to understand the best strategies and communications channels for reaching low-income families and connecting them to programs?
    • April 10, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Criteria for Using Foundation Voice on Policy Issues

    Given the recent changes in the federal landscape, we are being approached regularly to take a position on issues adversely impacting our strategy areas. Have you developed any policies or procedures related to this topic? Would you mind sharing your criteria?
    • April 3, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Speaker Recommendations

    I would love any recommendations you might have for stellar presenters on: Demographics of tomorrow and its impact on community priorities and opportunities; Calculating Unit Cost particularly for human service and behavioral health agencies; Medicaid funding and its implications
    • April 3, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed