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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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A Change Management & Deep Equity Primer: The What, Why, How & Nuance

This publication from Movement Tapestries offers insights and guidance for organizations navigating equity-embedded transformations, and the challenges that can come with embarking on such journeys.
  • January 16, 2023
  • Sheryl Petty, Ed.D.

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    GeoList Summary: Funder Advisory Committees

    Hello, I’m looking to learn from funders that have set up advisory committees composed of external stakeholders – particularly from marginalized communities that the funder seeks to serve – to welcome input on strategy development and/or grant decision making. I’m aware of many of the community-led grantmaking models (see the list below for example, which was sent following a webinar NCRP did in 2017). I’m looking to expand my understanding of the landscape and add examples to a living document that I’m happy to share out. Thank you,
    • July 18, 2019
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Board Coach Recommendations

    Hello Everyone, We're heading in to a new phase with our board and are looking for a coach. We'd like the coach to help them figure out what kind of board they want to be and how they will structure the division of labor and decision making. Have you worked with anyone you would recommend that has experience with family foundations or an expertise in board governance? Thank you!
    • July 1, 2019
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Recommendations for Keynote Speaker

    The Scranton Area Community Foundation will be hosting a Learning Conference in the Fall, and we are looking for a keynote speaker. In particular, we are looking for someone to speak on "Becoming a Learning Organization" or similarly related topic.
    • February 12, 2019
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    GEOList Summary: Resources and Recommendations on Agile Operating Models

    The Vaccine Delivery team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is exploring what it means to shift to an agile strategy and operating model. We are interested in learning what it means to transform to a team that operates on rapid learning and decision cycles and has the ability to quickly and efficiently revise strategy, structure, processes, and people towards achieving impact while ensuring we remain strong, reliable partners to our grantees and the people around the world to whom we ultimately are in service. Do you know of agile resources, experts, practitioners, or organizations that can help us to be better informed about what agile is (and is not) and help us to understand what is needed to design and implement an agile operating model for our team?
    • January 25, 2019
    • 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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    Get on the Balcony: How Grantmakers Can Ignite Change

    This publication seeks to offer some helpful approaches for jump-starting a change initiative, drawn from the reflections of GEO members who have been tasked with assessing challenges and cultivating the conditions for a productive change process.
    • September 20, 2018
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    GEOList Summary: Communicating about strategy change

    For those of you who have been through foundation strategy shifts, I am wondering what you have learned about communicating with grantees and non-grantees throughout the process? What worked well, and what did not seem to go so well?
    • September 13, 2018
    • Austin Frizzell
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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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    Conversation Starter: Understanding Incentives

    When certain aspects of the “old” culture seem intractable, even though new expectations have been introduced, the culprit could be that old behaviors are still inadvertently incentivised.
    • July 3, 2018
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    Conversation Starter: Seeing and Understanding Culture

    This conversation starter will explore how foundation leaders have made organizational culture more visible to themselves and others.
    • July 3, 2018