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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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Shifting the Evaluation Paradigm: The Equitable Evaluation Framework™

This publication provides an overview of the impetus for the Equitable Evaluation Framework™ (EEF) and attempts to document early moments and first steps of engagement with U.S. philanthropic institutions — most often their research, evaluation and learning staff — whom we refer to as foundation partners throughout this publication. The themes shared in this publication surfaced through conversations with a group of foundation staff who have been part of the Equitable Evaluation Project, now referred to as the Equitable Evaluation Initiative (EEI), since 2017 as advisors, investment partners and/or practice partners.
  • April 30, 2021

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    GEOList Summary: Student Loan Payments as an Employment Benefit

    Does anyone have resources/information on providing student loan payments to employees as an employment benefit?
    • January 18, 2019
    • Austin Frizzell
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    Engaging Boards and Trustees in Strategic Learning: A Toolkit

    The fields of strategic learning and evaluation have also grown and shifted over the last decade, and new ways of thinking about and evaluating grantmaking and its impacts have emerged. This paper responds to these changes and provides a fresh outlook and set of resources for grantmaker CEOs, evaluation staff, and senior leaders to use to engage their boards and trustees in strategic learning. Our hope is that staff and leaders use any or all of the ten tools we have developed to help board members and trustees understand what strategic learning is (and isn’t), why it is important, and how to better incorporate strategic learning practices into their work.
    • January 17, 2019
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    GEOList Summary: Written Policies and Procedures

    As we strive to be more efficient we need to create manuals containing this information as well as an employee manual. Is there a template that is available for us to use and tailor for our needs?
    • January 17, 2019
    • Austin Frizzell
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    GEOList Summary: Grappling with Privacy versus Transparency in a Family Foundation

    Does anyone know of any sources/policies that touch upon the issue of Family foundations’ with regard to privacy versus transparency?
    • January 16, 2019
    • Austin Frizzell
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    GEOList Summary: Staff Travel Guidelines

    The Arcus Foundation is seeking information about fellow funders’ policies and protocols for when staff travel. We’re interested in example guiding principles or expectations and other best practices that help ensure staff safety while traveling as well as enable workflow continuity. Please let us know if you have resources or strategies that might be of assistance to us.
    • January 10, 2019
    • Austin Frizzell
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    GEOList Summary: Scholarships for Trainings and Conferences

    As part of our capacity building program, we would like to provide scholarships for our grantees to attend trainings and conferences (both local and out-of-town) focused on racial equity. From GEO members who do provide scholarships, I'd love to hear more of the details of your program.
    • January 2, 2019
    • Rylan Kepner
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    GEOList Summary: Financial reserves Best Practices

    We are researching best practice for a reserve amount that would ensure stability and sustainability of program funding. Any experience, feedback or resources on the area of reserves would be appreciated.
    • December 28, 2018
    • Rylan Kepner
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    GEOList Summary: Strategic Planning Lessons Learned

    We are venturing into a strategic planning process for a 2 and 5 year internal strategic plan, and we have engaged a consultant to support us in this process. I am curious to hear/read any key lessons learned in the process of strategic planning (we should have done that, wish we didn’t do that, oh my I never thought of that – these kinds of things).
    • December 27, 2018
    • Rylan Kepner
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    GEOList Summary: Grantees on Your Board

    If you include current or past grantees on your board, how do you handle the possibility of those organizations applying for funding? I’d love to know your rationale and/or guidelines for allowing or not allowing them to apply for grants from your foundation.
    • December 19, 2018
    • Rylan Kepner
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    GEOList Summary: Relocation Allowence

    Would you mind sharing your relocation allowance policy? I’m trying to get a sense on whether we are offering new hires a fair and competitive benefit.
    • December 18, 2018
    • Rylan Kepner