Resources

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

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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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  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Study on Regranting

    We are embarking on an exercise to consider the role and various models of regranters and intermediaries - building on internal learning as well as the various guidance that's out there. Have any members conducted a similar exercise, and if so do you have anything you're willing to share?
    • March 1, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Playbook

    How Can We Prepare for Collaboration?

    In recent years there has been an increased call for more collaboration in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. The problems that we seek to address are large and complex, and a go-it-alone mentality will not result in meaningful impact.
    • February 4, 2017
  • Member Story Members Only

    Collaboration Profile: Kaiser Permanente

    Capturing and documenting how and when to partner with others so staff have a clearer idea of the organization’s collaboration approach -- and what works.
    • October 4, 2016
  • Member Story Members Only

    Collaboration Profile: Iowa West Foundation

    Shifting from responsive grantmaking to strategic investments requires new skill sets, a new communications approach and new partnerships.
    • October 4, 2016
  • Member Story Members Only

    Collaboration Profile: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

    The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation takes an intentional approach to supporting networks within the field of ocean conservation by employing strategies that weave together organizations into networks and foster productive grantmaker-grantee relationships.
    • October 4, 2016
  • Member Story Members Only

    Collaboration Profile: Woods Fund Chicago

    Woods Fund Chicago, a member of the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance, demonstrates that funding collaboratives can be successful when funders participate equally regardless of their financial contributions.
    • October 4, 2016
  • Member Story Members Only

    Collaboration Profile: United Way of Washtenaw County

    United Way of Washtenaw County believed nonprofits could achieve greater impact with more efficiency if local funders coordinated and streamlined the grantmaking process.
    • October 4, 2016
  • Member Story Members Only

    Collaboration Profile: Sand Hill Foundation

    Sand Hill Foundation’s adaptability helped sustain a long-term funder–nonprofit collaborative even as leadership roles shifted, nonprofit capacities improved and funding partner staff turned over.
    • October 4, 2016
  • Member Story Members Only

    Collaboration Profile: The Philadelphia Foundation

    Supporting nonprofit collaboration by building funder collaborations.
    • October 4, 2016
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Grantmaking Options to Individual Members of a Collaborative

    If anyone has provided a pool of funding to a group and put the power of distribution in its hands or conversely, has held a competitive process within a collaborative effort, I’d be interested to hear your advice and lessons learned
    • October 1, 2016
    • Rumsha Ahmed