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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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    Reevaluating Practice: Reimagining Philanthropy

    This report is a final offering to philanthropy from the Hazen Foundation and its nonprofit partners. The report includes grantee recommendations for funder partnerships that advance a more effective and sustainable movement for social justice.
    • April 1, 2024
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    GEOList Summary: Foundations with nonhierarchical or shared leadership structures?

    Posting on behalf of an anonymous GEO member: “I'm interested in learning about and/or connecting with GRANTMAKERS (specifically; not nonprofits) who have gone down the path of a non-hierarchical or shared leadership model of management structure. I would love to hear about and learn from other foundations who are structured this way without a singular President/Executive Director or experimenting with other forms. Can you direct me to anyone who can offer advice or experience? Thank you in advance.”
    • September 14, 2023
    • Bo Dorsey
  • GEOList

    GEOList Summary: Organization Design- Recommended Consultants and Processes

    Dear GEO Community, Our Foundation is currently in the implementation phase of a new strategic plan, which includes re-designing our organization to match our strategy. To assist us in this important phase of our development we are in the process of identifying potential consultants. Ideally, it would be most effective to engage a consultant/consulting firm that provides expertise in a number of areas including structure, process, and culture. Any insight, recommendations, and/or referrals you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Curtis
    • September 11, 2023
    • Bo Dorsey
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Demographic Data Collection Forms

    Hello all, Has anyone seen a form or other method of collecting demographic data from staff/constituents, that they feel is respectful and well done? We know that Candid is a good place to enter that demographic data once collected data but we've had questions from nonprofits and others about how best to collect the information from their staff and/or constituents. Any thoughts and/or resources you have would be much appreciated. Thank you! Georganna
    • June 26, 2023
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: PTO Policies

    Hello Everyone, We are looking at our Vacation/Sick Leave policies and considering transitioning to a PTO bank for leave. Is anyone willing to share their PTO policies, including any carryover or payout upon termination with us? Thank you, ___
    • June 13, 2023
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: CEO, President, ED title choice and differences

    Hello everyone, We're reaching out to see if anyone has any resources about the difference between a CEO, Executive Director and a President of a Community Foundation? Info related to any foundation type would also be helpful. If there are differences in the job descriptions for those titles or if it is simply a choice of term for the title, we'd be thankful for any info you can share. Many thanks! Georganna
    • March 15, 2023
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Communicating a reduction in grantmaking?

    Hi GEOlist, Submitting this question on behalf of a GEO member who’s asked to remain anonymous: “We are looking for feedback and/or advice from foundations with experience communicating a reduction in grantmaking to partners and grantees. We are in early stages of strategic planning and have had our budget significantly reduced for future years. Any insight or tips would be helpful -- what strategies and messaging worked or what didn't?” Looking forward to any support you can provide! Kyle
    • February 28, 2023
    • Bo Dorsey
  • Publication

    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.
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Monitoring and evaluation consultants for community impact strategy

    Good morning, CFU has undertaken a process to develop a community impact strategy for our endowment, issue-based funds, and initiatives. We'd appreciate recommendations for any monitoring and evaluation consultants that this group has been especially impressed with. It would be a bonus if there were any experiences with ESG metrics. Many thanks in advance!
    • April 8, 2022
    • Bo Dorsey
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    GEOList Summary: Primary grantmaking committee questions

    Hello Everyone, We would love to gain deeper insight from this community about grantmaking committees. Here are our questions: • What is the structure of your evaluating body – do you have one core committee or multiple committees (fund, sector, or program dependent, for example)? • What steps has your organization taken to diversify committees and to incorporate participatory grantmaking? How are community members considered for your committee (application process, word-of-mouth, staff-driven, etc)? • Is your organization utilizing content experts for proposal evaluations? If so, are they part of your core decision making body or used as advisors? • Would anyone be willing to share sample committee materials, such as training documents? • Finally, how do you show appreciation to your committee in cases where they are participating on a volunteer basis?
    • April 8, 2022
    • Bo Dorsey