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Centering Equity through Flexible, Reliable Funding

With this guide, GEO seeks to reassert the value of flexible, reliable funding with an updated analysis and set of examples to illustrate how a commitment to flexible, reliable funding can support the sector to be more equitable and community driven in its practice.
  • May 25, 2022

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    GEOList Summary: Zoom live-captioning recommendations

    Hi folks, My work is going to start using live captioning to make our Zoom meetings and webinars more accessible. I wanted to ask whether anyone had any recommendations for affordable third-party live captioning companies? We have a simple 60-minute Zoom webinar with less than 30 participants happening early next week, so hoping to set this up ASAP. Thanks!
    • July 22, 2019
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Carbon offsets for flying

    Do any of your foundations buy carbon offsets when your staff travels by plane? Thanks,
    • July 22, 2019
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Seeking peer practices at independent/family foundations around retirement contributions

    Hello! I am seeking info on practices around retirement contributions at family foundations in the $50M to $250M asset range. The specific questions are: 1. What is the total number of staff of the organization? 2. What, if any, contribution is made by the foundation towards the 401k/403b retirement benefits for staff? Thanks for any info!
    • July 22, 2019
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Data/file Retention Questions

    Hi all, Our agency is working to update our document retention policies, and I was wondering if anyone could share your document retention schedule—and any policies your agency has regarding inactive applicants? (e.g. if someone dies or stops applying, when—or do—you purge those files?) For us, this question is most pertinent for electronic records in our grant portal, because the hard copies pretty much sort themselves out in three or six years. Thanks so much,
    • July 1, 2019
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Staff Self Assessment Templates/Ideas

    We are looking to update our staff (CEO, COO, Directors, Program Staff) self assessments. Would you please share your templates and questions?
    • June 27, 2019
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Multiple Grant Requests from Parent and Subsidiary Nonprofit Organizations

    Hello GEO community, we have a question for the group. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is seeing an increase in nonprofit organizations in subsidiary relationship to another nonprofit. How have other foundations worked with these organizations? A specific example would be a parent subsidiary relationship where there is an umbrella nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) designation, and two subsidiary organizations, each with their own 501(c)(3) designation and boards. These organizations, while sharing a commonality of purpose do not have a common history. All three organizations have indicated that they would like to apply for grants. Assuming an organization would normally only be eligible for 1 grant per granting period plus 1 collaboration grant, would each of the organization be eligible to apply for 1 grant and would the entirety be eligible to apply for a collaboration grant. If you have experience with this type of organizational structure, please share how you are handling the multiple requests.
    • June 10, 2019
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Interested in Learning More About Post-Grant Visits

    GEO Community, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (CFGA) is interested in learning about post-grant award site visits. Currently, CFGA conducts site visits during application review where some of our Board members and donors may attend with staff. We are considering shifting their engagement to after an award has been made. Do any of you conduct post-grant award site visits in lieu of in cycle site visits? If so: · What is the process for the post-grant award site visit? · Do you feel it is more beneficial than an in-cycle site visit? · When do you conduct the site visit – 3/6/9/12 months after grant is executed? · Is the site visit part of the organization’s End of Grant report? · Do you let Board members or donors attend with staff?
    • June 5, 2019
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Diversity & Inclusion Change Resources

    Hello Colleagues, We are looking for examples of successful approaches that you may have used within your organizations to strengthen inclusive culture. Certainly hiring, promotion and evaluation are important areas to examine. More importantly, we'd like to learn about your experiences strengthening those informal ways that we work together, communicate, and make decisions every day. This might encompass establishing a common D & I vision, baselining the current organizational state, and/or providing staff/leadership training or coaching.
    • June 3, 2019
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Applications and Reports

    We’re looking to revamp the questions on our applications and reports. We are especially interested in examples that are aimed at systems change, advocacy, capacity building, etc. Anyone able to share?
    • May 22, 2019
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Learning Management System

    Looking at using a Learning Management System for a cohort based program we are developing for nonprofit leaders. Many of the systems seem to be for larger, involved programs. Is there anyone using one for smaller groups that they might recommend?
    • May 21, 2019
    • Bo Dorsey