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Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?

Through our research over the past 20 years, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations has identified a set of grantmaker practices that help nonprofits achieve better results. Every three years, GEO conducts a study to help us understand how we are doing as a field, including trends over time as well as new areas of inquiry.
  • November 1, 2017

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  • Member Story

    Smarter Grantmaking in Action: Social Venture Partners Arizona

    Increasing nonprofit capacity to deliver positive social impact through multiyear, general operating support
    • November 16, 2017
    • Shantaé François
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Advice for a Family Foundation Considering Investment in a Private Company

    Does anyone have experience with a family foundation that has invested in a private company?
    • November 14, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Disaster Response and Due Diligence on Place-Based Nonprofits

    Specifically, we are interested in learning more about organisations that might perform due diligence on recipient charities (global universe) to ensure they are legitimate, not financiers of terrorism, etc.
    • November 14, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Suggestions to Streamline Donor Advised Fund Grant Request Process

    Have other community foundations successfully streamlined their Donor Advised Fund grant request process? While we use FIMS and Donor Central to process our grants, we still rely on a paper approval process that we’d like to refine or even eliminate.
    • November 14, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: The US Healthcare System

    The recent rollbacks of the Affordable Care Act’s outreach mechanisms would seem to create the opportunity, even necessity, for health- or inequality-focused funders to lean in to support interventions like health insurance signup processes, renewals, and insurance plan navigators. It’s not ideal to replace government services, but in a crisis moment could demonstrate how different system actors can leverage, compensate for, or innovate around shared goals, until the public part of the system is able to be repaired and move forward. I’m curious to know about any funders who are working on this.
    • November 14, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Sample RFP for Grantmaking Intermediary

    A colleague is interested in soliciting bids for a grantmaking intermediary. Does anyone have sample RFPs for that specific purpose that they could share?
    • November 3, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Foundation Listening Tour

    Our foundation is interested in hosting a listening tour to hear from the most underserved populations in our community. Have other foundations hosted similar events?
    • November 3, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: 360 Evaluations Documents and Information

    We are interested in hearing about any organizations that currently use 360 evaluations. We are asking how other organizations developed policies/procedures around this process and if you have documents to share.
    • November 3, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
  • Publication

    Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?

    Through our research over the past 20 years, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations has identified a set of grantmaker practices that help nonprofits achieve better results. Every three years, GEO conducts a study to help us understand how we are doing as a field, including trends over time as well as new areas of inquiry.
    • November 1, 2017
  • Event Materials Members Only

    Member Call: How Can We Be In This Together? Highlights and Resources

    Highlights, Key Takeaways and Resources from the October 16, 2017, Member Call: How Can We Be In This Together? A Funder Discussion with Nonprofits.
    • October 30, 2017