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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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Exploring Microcultures and Why They Matter

This is a publication about microcultures in philanthropy — small groups of people in our organizations with their own assumptions, values and working behaviors. These groups significantly shape the underlying character of our organizations.
  • June 7, 2017

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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
  • Member Story

    Smarter Grantmaking in Action: The Florida Bar Foundation

    By confronting gaps between its mission and its way of doing business, The Florida Bar Foundation is deepening impact in the communities it serves.
    • September 21, 2017
    • Shantaé François
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    GEOList Summary: Best Practices on Organizing a Grantee Convening

    I am interested in learning about best practices on how to organize an effective grantee convening. We work in an international context, and would love to hear how other international grantmakers have planned and organized grantee convenings that are inclusive of diverse cultures.
    • September 11, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: Collective Impact Funding

    Do you fund various stages of Collective Impact? What do you offer grantees/applicants for education about collective impact? What is your role as a funder in the initiatives?
    • August 21, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
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    GEOList Summary: External Advisory Committees Use by Foundations

    If you do use Advisory Committees with external members, what formal and informal approaches do you use? When and how do you use the committees, and what is their role? How do you select the members?
    • July 31, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Member Story

    Smarter Grantmaking in Action: Vancouver Foundation

    How Vancouver Foundation made progress by getting out of the way and supporting nonprofits to do the work.
    • July 20, 2017
    • Shantaé François
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    GEOList Summary: If and How You Assist Grantees in Identifying Qualified Board Members

    If you have helped grantees to identify and/or recruit board members, please share what you have done and what you have learned. What worked? What didn’t work as you hoped?
    • July 17, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Member Story

    Smarter Grantmaking in Action: Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

    How listening to the needs of its community inspired a foundation to develop a new capacity building program that supports civic leadership, community collaboration and more equitable outcomes.
    • June 22, 2017
    • Shantaé François
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    GEOList Summary: Examples of Forward Leaning Work By Intermediaries

    What is the risk position should intermediaries be taking in their respective ecosystems? How far out front on issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice should they be? What are best practices in staying in authentic integrity with the field/movement when they may be playing a resourcing role? Should intermediaries lead the way in diffusing the power dynamics of philanthropy through democratizing decision making and more?
    • June 16, 2017
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Member Story

    Smarter Grantmaking in Action: Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

    How empowering community members through capacity building and collaboration strengthens engagement to motivate lasting social change.
    • May 25, 2017
    • Shantaé François