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From publications to toolkits, GEO’s resources lift up experiences from your peers to help you turn knowledge into action.

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Exploring Microcultures and Why They Matter

This is a publication about microcultures in philanthropy — small groups of people in our organizations with their own assumptions, values and working behaviors. These groups significantly shape the underlying character of our organizations.
  • June 7, 2017

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    Smarter Grantmaking in Action: Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

    How listening to the needs of its community inspired a foundation to develop a new capacity building program that supports civic leadership, community collaboration and more equitable outcomes.
    • June 22, 2017
    • Shantaé François
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    GEOList Summary: Funders Giving Awards to Individual Staffers at Nonprofits

    We are interested in learning more about foundations recognizing/rewarding the work of individual staff members at nonprofit organizations, and how such programs are structured.
    • June 20, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Framework for Invitation Only Grantmaking

    We are considering using an Invitation Only approach for a potential new grantmaking program that has a fairly defined purpose and priorities and a significant grantmaking budget.
    • June 20, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Nonprofit Report Card/State of the Sector Analysis

    We are in the midst of some annual planning and are curious if any funders have commissioned or conducted a nonprofit report card/state of the sector analysis for their local community, state, or region.
    • June 19, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: 990 Statement of Functional Expenses

    How you are tracking your time? Do you use time tracking software? Do you conduct an annual payroll time study? If so, for what period of time and how often? What’s your methodology?
    • June 16, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Examples of Forward Leaning Work By Intermediaries

    What is the risk position should intermediaries be taking in their respective ecosystems? How far out front on issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice should they be? What are best practices in staying in authentic integrity with the field/movement when they may be playing a resourcing role? Should intermediaries lead the way in diffusing the power dynamics of philanthropy through democratizing decision making and more?
    • June 16, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Program Officer Workload / Performance Standards

    I’d love to hear if you use measures to determine a program officer’s portfolio and therefore a large part of their job description? In the fundraising world they often use percentages to help measure performance. Is there any such guiding principle equivalent or comparable for program officers?
    • June 16, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Community Engagement Specialist Job Description

    We are seeking a job description for a Community Engagement Specialist.
    • June 8, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Publication

    Exploring Microcultures and Why They Matter

    This is a publication about microcultures in philanthropy — small groups of people in our organizations with their own assumptions, values and working behaviors. These groups significantly shape the underlying character of our organizations.
    • June 7, 2017
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    GEOList: Rapid Response Capacity Building Examples

    The Packard Foundation is currently considering the development of a rapid response capacity building funding mechanism, recognizing that many of our grantees, especially those working on national advocacy, are experiencing new and immediate capacity building needs in the current moment. We are hoping to learn from other funders who may be implementing or considering something similar – specifically on capacity building for leaders, organizations, and networks (not programmatic rapid response). We are aware of and in contact with the Haas Jr Fund and Ford on their efforts. Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom you can share.
    • May 31, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed