Resources

From publications to toolkits, GEO’s resources lift up experiences from your peers to help you turn knowledge into action.

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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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    GEO's Resources on Culture and Change Management

    In your first year of GEO membership, to help you stay informed of the emerging trends and promising practices from the field, I'll point you to GEO's publications, research and peer conversations. Below, find links to tools and resources on collaboration. I hope these are helpful as you explore how GEO can support your work.
    • February 1, 2018
    • Andrea Wieters
  • Publication

    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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    The Learning Conference 2017 Discussion Guide: Culture in Action

    Recognizing the need for adopting and maintaining a learning culture in our organizations is just the first step. How do we go about addressing the challenge of actually creating and living out this culture in our daily work and across our organization? What does it mean to have an active learning culture in your organization?
    • July 7, 2017
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    The Learning Conference 2017 Discussion Guide: Disrupting a City's Culture Using Evidence-Based Optimism

    As the managing director of Chicago Beyond, a philanthropic venture investing in ideas and programs to amplify impact for Chicago’s youth, Liz Dozier discussed at GEO’s Learning Conference 2017 how Chicago Beyond is bringing community voice into data collection to answer thorny questions and spur the innovation it seeks for the young people of Chicago.
    • July 7, 2017
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    The Learning Conference 2017 Discussion Guide: Escaping the Echo Chamber

    Jessamyn Shams-Lau, the executive director of the Peery Foundation, gave a Short Talk at GEO’s Learning Conference 2017 that offered an insider look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of building an organizational culture of seeking, discussing, and implementing feedback at a family foundation.
    • July 7, 2017
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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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    The Annie E. Casey Foundation Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens

    Embracing Equity: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization
    • March 17, 2017
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    GEOASKS: Sarah Cotton Nelson and Ann Marie Warrick, Communities Foundation of Texas

    In this GEOAsks, we interviewed Sarah and Ann Marie about how Communities Foundation of Texas shaped its organizational culture and the challenges it still faces.
    • December 1, 2016
    • Rumsha Ahmed
  • Member Story

    Member Story: Social Venture Partners Seattle

    Member Story: Social Venture Partners Seattle
    • November 17, 2016
  • Publication

    Shaping Culture Through Key Moments

    Every organization experiences moments when it has opportunities to tend its culture and to cultivate a more productive one — a culture in which staff and trustees are performing at their best and it is doing everything it can to make sure nonprofits are resilient, successful and strong. Paying attention to culture doesn’t have to happen only at huge, earthshattering moments in the life of an organization or its operating environment.
    • November 15, 2016