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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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General Operating Support: A Guide for Trustees

There is overwhelming evidence that general operating support grants can have significant impact on nonprofits and communities. This guide provides an introduction for trustees and boards on general operating support grants. Foundation leaders can use this piece as a way to broach this topic and have candid conversations with their boards.
  • April 24, 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
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    Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?

    Through our research over the past 20 years, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations has identified a set of grantmaker practices that help nonprofits achieve better results. Every three years, GEO conducts a study to help us understand how we are doing as a field, including trends over time as well as new areas of inquiry.
    • November 1, 2017
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    GEOList Summary: Common Form - Joint Funding

    We are looking at how to make the grant application process more efficient in our region. We know that a common application form across different funders is a start. We’re interested to learn from people who use a common form what the challenges are and to share the form if possible.
    • October 16, 2017
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Network Funding

    Can anyone involved in resourcing networks point to a good model for collaborative network leadership making decisions about how to allocate pooled cash resources among network initiatives?
    • September 28, 2017
    • Aerial Reese