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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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: General Operating Support Frame

    Does anyone have models of operating support that are deeply rooted in the core values of your Foundation and also work to deconstruct systemic funding inequities?
    • February 5, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Grant Program Specifically for Oppressed Populations

    As part of our journey to make our funding more equitable, we are thinking about creating funding streams for specific populations, particularly those who have been historically oppressed.
    • February 5, 2018
    • 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
  • Member Story

    Smarter Grantmaking in Action: The Florida Bar Foundation

    By confronting gaps between its mission and its way of doing business, The Florida Bar Foundation is deepening impact in the communities it serves.
    • September 21, 2017
    • Shantaé François
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    GEOList Summary: Board Composition Policies and Practices

    I’m interested in hearing about policies and practices that your organizations have in place related to board composition, especially those that pay particular attention to board diversity.
    • August 21, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Engaging Full Staff/Board on Diversity Equity Inclusion

    Northwest Area Foundation is entering into a new phase of being more intentional around diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI). I’m working with an internal team and we’ve developed goals, purpose, an initial work plan, and are capturing our current DEI practices, but right now what I’m seeking is “lessons learned” around engaging full staff and the board on a DEI effort. How did you think strategically about what input, when and why? I’d also love to see other examples of DEI “work plans” out there and if you have any dos/don’ts around org-wide assessments.
    • July 10, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Event Materials Members Only

    The Learning Conference 2017 Discussion Guide: Listening to Communities for Transformational Change

    At GEO’s Learning Conference 2017, Rami Nashashibi, the executive director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), discussed how funders can engage with American Muslim identity, community activism and social justice issues for effective and truly transformative grantmaking.
    • July 7, 2017
  • Event Materials Members Only

    The Learning Conference 2017 Discussion Guide: Who Do You Think We Are?

    At GEO’s Learning Conference 2017, Trabian Shorters of the BMe Community discussed how negative portrayals of black men and African American communities affect the ways we interact with communities. And Trabian outlined how “asset-framing” and changing the way we think and talk about certain communities can be used to combat bias, shift perspective and inspire constructive action.
    • July 7, 2017
  • Event Materials Members Only

    The Learning Conference 2017 Discussion Guide: Learning and Equity Plenary

    Grantmakers committed to equity know that it must be incorporated into every facet of their work, including learning and evaluation. This session showcases different perspectives on this topic.
    • July 6, 2017
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Making Grants Applications More Accessible

    I’d be interested to hear of ideas or changes your organization has made (big or small) to make online grant applications more accessible, particularly to individuals who are blind, have low vision, are deaf, and/or have limited hearing. I recognize that the grants application is just the beginning, and so I’m keeping in mind informational webinars, Q&A sessions, and how individuals connect with us are also a part of the equation here. If there are any suggestions, we’d love to hear of them.
    • July 5, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed