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  • Perspective

    Change Leaders in Philanthropy Fellowship: Transformative Leadership in Service of Thriving Communities

    Having real conversations about where we want philanthropy to go is crucial for building a shared vision for what we want to see from our field and beyond.
    • January 4, 2021
  • Member Story

    Change Incubator Story — How I Lost My Job

    My name is Brad Cameron, and I’m a program associate at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation in Little Rock, Ark. Along with a number of my colleagues, I’m proud to be a part of GEO’s inaugural Change Incubator cohort. I wanted to take a moment to share a little bit about what we’re learning through the program — and the change we’re making.
    • January 25, 2016
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Exploring Grants Management Systems

    Could you share what grants management system you're currently using (Fluxx, GIFTS Alta/GIFTS Online, Foundant, etc.), and what you like or don't like about it? Also, could you share what the system's capabilities are around capturing outcome data?
    • January 22, 2016
  • Member Story

    Change Incubator Story — What Grantee Inclusion Means to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

    The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation feels it is critical to hear from its grantees about what the foundation can do to remain a key partner and further the nonprofits’ work despite a smaller annual budget.
    • May 25, 2016
  • Perspective

    Scaffolding and Support: How Senior Leaders Are Setting the Stage for Change

    Like many other grantmakers, the CLIPF community mobilized quickly to support grantees and communities amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Within a few weeks, most had extended or renewed grants to current grantees, loosened or eliminated restrictions on funding, relaxed application and reporting requirements, redirected funds directly to Covid-related relief, joined (and hosted) pooled funds with colleagues, and partnered to provide relief directly to families. But changes don’t just happen without scaffolding and support. What do leaders need to be doing inside organizations to set the stage for these crucial shifts?
    • May 11, 2020
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Advancing Systems Level Change

    We are looking to other foundations who have funded promising programs and/or partnerships on this issue. Please send us your experiences with these programs/partnerships.
    • May 13, 2016
  • Perspective

    Lessons from a Foundation’s Culture-Change Journey

    Helios Foundation for Education shares their lessons learned from a cultural change journey.
    • January 29, 2019
  • Perspective

    Change Incubator — What are we learning so far?

    Teams from four pioneering GEO member organizations joined us in the first cohort of an intensive 18-month program designed to accelerate the pace of change within their organizations.
    • December 16, 2015
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Climate Change Mitigation

    How are other funders addressing climate change mitigation? Which national and regional authorities have you worked with?
    • March 1, 2015
  • GEOList Members Only

    GEOList Summary: Managing Communications When A Foundation Is Narrowing Its Focus

    How do we invite conversations with the two communities we’ve identified for this shift, without sounding alarms both within those communities (by some who might fear that the Foundation will impose an unwelcome agenda) and outside those communities (by former grantees who will no longer be eligible for funding)?
    • March 27, 2018