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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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    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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    GEOList Summary: Alternative Funding Models

    Allegany Franciscan Ministries is interested in utilizing various methods other than traditional grant-making to support communities in our place-based initiative, such as social impact funds, micro-grants/loans, loans (directly or through a CDFI), payments to for-profit entities and consultants to deliver a service such as community outreach and marketing or leadership development, and others. I am both looking for resources and example, AND looking for someone who can present to my board of directors on June 19 as part of a panel, describing an alternative practice from the lens of a foundation.
    • May 21, 2018
    • Austin Frizzell
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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: Micro-Grant to Individuals or Non-Registered Orgs

    Does anyone have experience in awarding micro-grants (under $1000) to non-registered associations/clubs/organizations or individuals?
    • March 19, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Question for Community Foundations re: DAFs

    We have some questions around DAFs and community foundations
    • March 9, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: Foundations Engaged In Mission-Related Investing

    We are interested in learning about the process you went through, how you have adjusted your strategy over time, and the results of your mission-related investing work.
    • February 15, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
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    GEOList Summary: General Operating Support Frame

    Does anyone have models of operating support that are deeply rooted in the core values of your Foundation and also work to deconstruct systemic funding inequities?
    • February 5, 2018
    • Aerial Reese
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    Smarter Grantmaking in Action: Social Venture Partners Arizona

    Increasing nonprofit capacity to deliver positive social impact through multiyear, general operating support
    • November 16, 2017
    • Shantaé François
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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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    Member Call: How Can We Be In This Together? Highlights and Resources

    Highlights, Key Takeaways and Resources from the October 16, 2017, Member Call: How Can We Be In This Together? A Funder Discussion with Nonprofits.
    • October 30, 2017