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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: Structuring matching grants

    What requirements do you put on the match? For example, must the funds be from a new donor to qualify, or do you simply look at total contributed income in one year versus the previous year? How do you calculate/verify the amount of qualifying funds raised? For example, do you require final 990s or audited financial statements?
    • September 13, 2018
    • Austin Frizzell
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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: Creating Space for Systems Change

    Raj Jayadev of Silicon Valley De-Bug shared how De-Bug has been transforming the criminal justice system using a "participatory defense" approach that empowers families and community members to sway the result of court cases. He suggested ways grantmakers can support systems change work led by nonprofits and communities, and how creating space allows for the innovation that's needed to tackle oppressive systems and institutions.
    • June 13, 2018
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    GEOList Summary: Joint Fundraising Models

    We’re looking for insight for how to best uncover what the fundraising landscape looks like for this issue area and how to facilitate the organizations through the early stages of investigating whether and how they might collaborate around fundraising.
    • March 27, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
  • Member Story

    Smarter Grantmaking in Action: John T. Vucurevich Foundation

    Collaborations for Change is a strategy used by the John T. Vucurevich Foundation as a key to solving issues. JTVF seeks to understand community issues through partnerships with others.
    • March 22, 2018
    • Shantaé François
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    GEOList Summary: Student Philanthropy

    We’re seeking ideas from other funders on creative ways to involve this demographic – how has your community engaged young people?
    • March 12, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Community Advisory Roles in Board Governance

    I’m writing to glean your experiences related to inviting community participation into Foundation governance.
    • February 26, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Grants Committee Charter

    Do you have a Grants Committee?
    • February 20, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Grantmaking Overview

    Looking to the network to see if anyone has a one sheeter (or so) explanation of grantmaking they use for the participatory grantmaking processes.
    • February 20, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Collaborative Grantmaking Models for Racial Justice

    We’re looking for like models that engage one or both of the following: co-design between funders and community and arts and culture funding focused on racial justice.
    • February 14, 2018
    • Aerial Reese