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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 Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Hard vs. Soft Copy Grant Dockets

    If you have switched to an online grants management system, how has this impacted the format of your grantmaking from a documenting and auditing standpoint? Have you transitioned away from paper grant dockets?
    • January 1, 2015
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Capital Grant Guidelines

    We are beginning a thought process around support of capital campaigns, and any sample policies, guidelines, or other resources that members would be willing to share would be most appreciated.
    • January 1, 2015
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Publication

    Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?

    Grantmakers recognize the value of supporting effective, well-led organizations - strong organizations create meaningful changes in the world. To help us understand whether we are making progress in supporting nonprofits in ways that allow them to be successful, GEO conducts field research to track trends in grantmaker practice. In short, we want to know: is grantmaking getting smarter?
    • November 19, 2014
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Funding Operating Reserve

    Have you awarded a grant that includes funds designated for an organization's operating reserves? How did you structure the grant?
    • October 16, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Grant Holdback

    We are considering implementing holdbacks on grants. We are wondering if any other foundations do this, how much you hold back, and how well it works with your grantees.
    • September 25, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Core Support Examples

    We are currently developing an online application form for a Core Support Grant program and were wondering if anyone would be willing to share some examples of questions they are asking.
    • September 17, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Cycling Off

    What practices does your foundation have for cycling grantees off from funding? If you have adopted this practice, how many consecutive years of funding do you allow and how do did your foundation determine that timing? Also, how do your grantee’s deal with the “gap” year(s)?
    • September 11, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Matching Gifts Policy

    Do any of your foundations match contributions of staff/board members other than cash donations or volunteer hours to a nonprofit?
    • August 1, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Member Story

    Who Is Supporting Nonprofit Financial Sustainability? Pierce Family Foundation

    Chicago foundation provides multiyear operating grants to core grantees, plus a range of focused capacity-building support.
    • July 24, 2014
  • Playbook

    Where Can We Go to Dig Deeper on Nonprofit Financial Sustainability?

    This document contains resources and websites that can assist grantmakers who are seeking more information on how to support the financial sustainability and resilience of nonprofit grantees.
    • July 17, 2014