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Reimagining Capacity Building: Navigating Culture, Systems & Power

This publication builds on the principles outlined in Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity and will take a critical look at the ways in which capacity-building practices can be grounded in approaches that acknowledge and center racial equity.
  • October 20, 2021

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    GEOList Summary: States/Funders with Funding Priorities Using A Racial Equity Lens

    Hello – we are wondering if any of you know of states and/or funders that have already developed funding priorities using a racial equity lens and/or prioritized communities hardest hit by the pandemic? Thanks! Best Ken
    • March 29, 2022
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Seeking recommendations for strategic planning consultants specializing in racial equity

    Good Morning, I recently searched the GEOlist archives for an answer to my question, however, it seems like I am the first to inquire about this specific subject matter. My question is: The John R. Oishei Foundation, located in Buffalo, NY will embark on a strategic planning process in 2022 and to further advance our racial equity initiative, we are looking for a consultant with DEI+J experience. For those who have recently worked with a strategic planning consultant specializing in racial equity or partnered with a DEI+J facilitator to compliment the learning process, could you please share your experience and the firms/individuals you’ve engaged to guide your organization’s decision-making? Thank you. I think this is a great question to hear more from the member base on how they are approaching strategic planning with a racial equity lens. Please let me know if you need anything else from my end.
    • February 20, 2022
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Seeking recommendations for a third-party provider to benchmark compensation

    Hello Everyone! Does anyone have recommendations for a third-party provider to benchmark compensation at a nonprofit? Thank you!
    • February 20, 2022
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Declined Applicant Grants/Planning Grants

    Do you offer either (a) planning grants to applicants before an intensive proposal process, and/or (b) declined applicants grants or honoraria for people/nonprofits who spent time applying to your foundation and then were declined?
    • September 30, 2021
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Grant Approval Thresholds

    Hello Colleagues, We are in the process of evaluating our grant thresholds for what our President/CEO and program staff can approve and what grant requests go before our grants committee. Can you please share what amounts (grants under a certain dollar amount) you are able to approve through staff? Looking forward to learning from you!
    • November 11, 2020
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Consultants for racial equity in investments

    Have you worked with and/or know of sector consultants that advise on racial equity in investment policies? I’m looking to learn about those with experience advising and facilitating discussion for funders, who have knowledge of the landscape of investment management firms.
    • August 13, 2019
    • Rylan Kepner
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    GEOList Summary: Opening up Conference RFP List

    I have a question for you regarding closed RFP processes and how to make them more DEI-aligned. For GEO conferences, we create an RFP and ask for proposal submissions from our members, nonmembers and others. Our process has been to create a curated list of contacts that are notified when the RFP opens. We want to expand our list and are also considering what it would be like to move away from a closed, curated RFP notification list in order to get a broader range of applicants submitting proposals. My questions for you are: • One idea we are considering is posting the RFP link more publicly on our website, in our newsletters, etc. But, what else could we be doing to ensure that our RFP goes to more than our usual suspects? I was thinking of reaching out to nonprofit associations, asking our partners to promote, etc. • How have you been considering what it means to have a closed/ invite-only RFP alongside values of diversity, inclusion and equity?
    • March 20, 2019
    • Rylan Kepner
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    GEOList Summary: Artistic Vitality Language & DEI

    I’m interested in what language others have used that we might consider and thoughts on a more inclusive definition of artistic vitality without changing our strategy. Has anyone been engaging in this conversation or exploration?
    • March 4, 2019
    • Austin Frizzell
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    GEOList Summary: Anonymous Review Application Process

    Our question is do other Foundations who have similar fellowship programs have an anonymous review process whereby certain personal/professional information regarding the applicant is unknown to the reviewer? If so, has it made a difference in increasing the diversity (e.g. race/ethnicity, gender, academic discipline, institutional affiliation) of the awardees?
    • February 19, 2019
    • Austin Frizzell
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    GEOList Summary: Board Member Compensation

    I am wondering if/how foundations have addressed Board member compensation as a matter of equity, diversity and inclusion. Specifically, I’d like to know if anyone has experience implementing a Board compensation policy designed to remove financial and/or cultural barriers that make it difficult or impossible for some (if not many) to consider Board service.
    • January 29, 2019
    • Austin Frizzell