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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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  • Playbook

    What Are the Key Things We Need to Know About Organizational Assessments?

    Many grantmakers use organizational assessments as a first step in capacity-building support to get a better picture of their grantees’ capacity strengths and challenges.
    • July 18, 2014
  • Playbook

    How Can We Grow Impact?

    In the midst of a mounting imperative to achieve better and more substantial results, grantmakers of all kinds are shifting the way they think about scale, emphasizing not size or reach but impact. Growing impact doesn’t necessarily require organizational growth or the wholesale replication of programs — it may instead require expanding an idea, technology, advocacy or policy change.
    • July 18, 2014
  • Playbook

    What is Collective Leadership and How Can Grantmakers Support It?

    With growing recognition of the complexity of the issues the nonprofit sector faces, many grantmakers and nonprofits see the need for a shift to a more collective leadership style. Collective leadership assumes that leadership can come from many places in an organization or a community, rather than solely from the executive director.
    • July 18, 2014
  • Playbook

    Where Can We Go to Dig Deeper on Leadership Development?

    This document contains resources and websites that can assist grantmakers seeking more information on leadership development support.
    • July 17, 2014
  • Playbook

    Where Can We Go to Dig Deeper on Nonprofit Capacity Building?

    This document contains resources and websites that can assist grantmakers in exploring, designing or assessing nonprofit capacity-building programs.
    • July 17, 2014
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Capacity Building as a Percent of Grant Budget

    For those of you who fund capacity building, what % of your total grants budget does it represent? And if you have a separate evaluation line item for capacity building, what % of your capacity building budget is dedicated to evaluation?
    • July 16, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Playbook

    How Will We Know If Our Capacity-Building Support is Working?

    One of the biggest barriers to supporting capacity building is knowing how to tell if the support we give is having the desired impact. It can be difficult to measure improvements in organizational capacity and even more difficult to make the connection between capacity improvements and organizational outcomes.
    • July 15, 2014
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Leadership Development or Capacity-Building Programs

    We are contemplating creating a small grant making program to honor the legacy of the founder of our foundation.
    • July 11, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Playbook

    What Capacities do Nonprofits Need in Order to Collaborate?

    Collective action is an effective way for nonprofits to increase their impact, but they often lack the key capacities that enable these types of partnerships to thrive. Nonprofits need time and space to explore and employ the power of collective action to advance their missions. They also need organizational slack, and board and staff leaders who are adept at building relationships and sharing power and responsibility.
    • May 29, 2014
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Organizational Assessment Tool

    I am looking for free tools that small organizations could use to assess the capacity of their organization in the areas of management, governance, finance, planning, fund development, programming, communications, IT, etc.
    • May 19, 2014
    • Rumsha Ahmed