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Learning in Philanthropy: A Guidebook

When grantmakers focus on learning for improvement, we use evaluation and learning to generate information and insights that will help us better understand both how we’re doing in our work and how to improve. A focus on taking action based on what we learn ensures that we are engaged in strategic or applied learning. This publication serves as an orientation for staff and board members highlighting key concepts, how to get started, and how others in the field are thinking about and addressing important issues around learning. This publication provides a solid basis for thinking and talking about the next steps in your organization’s learning work.
  • May 12, 2019

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    Racial Equity Training Specifically for Foundations

    I’m looking for recommendations of consultants and/or organizations that offer racial equity training specifically for foundations and grantmakers.
    • July 10, 2018
    • Austin Frizzell
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    GEOList Summary: Contracts with a DEI Lens

    We’re interested in more equitable hiring practices as well as contracting language around ownership of ideas & information generated, reciprocal confidentiality clauses, hiring of subcontractors, and anything else related to the terms of a contract.
    • June 30, 2018
    • Austin Frizzell
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    GEOList Summary: External Reviewers

    Our Fund uses external reviewers to review, score, and make funding recommendations. External reviewers generally are master’s level professionals with experience in funding review and the sector which is children’s mental health and substance abuse. What is the process for arriving at a reasonable fee structure to attract competent reviewers?
    • June 20, 2018
    • Austin Frizzell
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    GEOList Summary: Racial Equity Funding

    Vancouver Foundation is launching a new youth engagement initiative focused on racial equity (specifically Indigenous, immigrant and refugee young people). We’re in the process of developing our grant applications, reports and criteria. I’m curious about the other funders out there that do racial equity grantmaking and wondering if it would be possible to get more information about your own grant applications, reports and criteria. And if there are any projects that you’ve funded that really stand out to you I’d love to hear about them as well!
    • June 7, 2018
    • Austin Frizzell
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    GEOList Summary: Alternative Funding Models

    Allegany Franciscan Ministries is interested in utilizing various methods other than traditional grant-making to support communities in our place-based initiative, such as social impact funds, micro-grants/loans, loans (directly or through a CDFI), payments to for-profit entities and consultants to deliver a service such as community outreach and marketing or leadership development, and others. I am both looking for resources and example, AND looking for someone who can present to my board of directors on June 19 as part of a panel, describing an alternative practice from the lens of a foundation.
    • May 21, 2018
    • Austin Frizzell
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    GEOList Summary: Foundation Equity & Inclusion Statements/ Non-discrimination Policies

    I’m curious if this is a common practice and what funders have learned in the process to draft/implement these types of statements.
    • March 27, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Joint Fundraising Models

    We’re looking for insight for how to best uncover what the fundraising landscape looks like for this issue area and how to facilitate the organizations through the early stages of investigating whether and how they might collaborate around fundraising.
    • March 27, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Managing Communications When A Foundation Is Narrowing Its Focus

    How do we invite conversations with the two communities we’ve identified for this shift, without sounding alarms both within those communities (by some who might fear that the Foundation will impose an unwelcome agenda) and outside those communities (by former grantees who will no longer be eligible for funding)?
    • March 27, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Micro-Grant to Individuals or Non-Registered Orgs

    Does anyone have experience in awarding micro-grants (under $1000) to non-registered associations/clubs/organizations or individuals?
    • March 19, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Policy and Advocacy Evaluation Workshop Facilitator

    Interact for Health is interested in organizing a workshop focused on how to plan, implement, and use policy and advocacy evaluation.
    • March 19, 2018
    • Aerial Reese