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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: Small Grants Process

    For the sake of diversity, equity and inclusion, the Saint Louis County Children’s Service Fund would like to expand the application process to encourage organizations that may not have capacity for the regular core funding request for proposals. We are considering a small grants process that would remove barriers for grass roots and/or small capacity organizations. What processes do GEO members have for small grants or to encourage new/small agencies to apply?
    • July 19, 2018
    • Austin Frizzell
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    Family Leave Policies

    What sort of paid maternity, paternity, and/or family leave does your Foundation offer and who does it cover – ie, birth parents, adoptive parents, employees providing caregiving for aging parents?
    • July 16, 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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    Using Key Moments to Shape Culture: The Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

    With the retirement of their long-time CEO and a milestone distribution to celebrate, Helen Macpherson Smith Trust took this natural opporutnity to review and transition the trust’s organizational culture, grantmaking strategy, structure and processes.
    • July 3, 2018
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    Creating Culture Together at the GHR Foundation

    As they contemplated a period of significant growth in the foundation’s assets (along with a potential expansion of staff and programs), the staff of GHR Foundation began to explore the kind of organizational culture they all wanted to create together.
    • July 3, 2018
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    GEOList Summary: Contracts with a DEI Lens

    We’re interested in more equitable hiring practices as well as contracting language around ownership of ideas & information generated, reciprocal confidentiality clauses, hiring of subcontractors, and anything else related to the terms of a contract.
    • June 30, 2018
    • Austin Frizzell
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    GEOList Summary: External Reviewers

    Our Fund uses external reviewers to review, score, and make funding recommendations. External reviewers generally are master’s level professionals with experience in funding review and the sector which is children’s mental health and substance abuse. What is the process for arriving at a reasonable fee structure to attract competent reviewers?
    • June 20, 2018
    • Austin Frizzell
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    2018 National Conference Discussion Guide: Funding for Justice and Change

    To achieve our vision for individuals and communities, grantmakers must work to address the historic, emerging, dynamic and collective forces at work to suppress racial, social and economic justice.
    • June 13, 2018
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    2018 National Conference Discussion Guide: The GEO Community at 20

    Over the last 20 years, the GEO community has worked to transform a desire for results into real improvements by creating spaces where grantmakers learn together and use that learning to drive concrete changes in the way grantmaking work gets done. As a field, we've made progress. And, as we continue learning together, our understanding of effective philanthropy evolves.
    • June 13, 2018
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    2018 National Conference Discussion Guide: Automating Austerity

    Virginia Eubanks, professor at the University at Albany, SUNY and author of Automating Inequality offered lessons from twenty years of research and reporting on the use of digital tools in public service programs to place the big data revolution in its political and economic context.
    • June 13, 2018