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Special Grantmaking: A Purposeful, Flexible Resource for Foundations

Special Grantmaking: A Purposeful, Flexible Resource for Foundations

Matthew La Rocque and Barbara Kibbe describe the many uses and benefits, as well as ways to address potential challenges, associated with special grant funds.

Features, Resiliency, Effectiveness

Growing Resiliency: Turbulent Times Call for Dialogue Between Funders and Nonprofits

Growing Resiliency: Turbulent Times Call for Dialogue Between Funders and Nonprofits

An updated Resiliency Guide helps funders and grantees consider the complex environments nonprofits operate in, and explore ways to enhance their ability to adapt to shocks and disruptors.

Resiliency, Effectiveness

Resilience at Work

Resilience at Work

Timely independent research addresses how nonprofits adapt to disruption – and ways that funders can help.

Evaluation, Effectiveness

Strategy and Evaluation: The Twin Engines of Effective Philanthropy

Strategy and Evaluation: The Twin Engines of Effective Philanthropy

Barbara Kibbe writes about how the language, tools, and approaches of philanthropy have evolved across four decades, and envisions the future of practice.

Evaluation, Effectiveness

Toward Equity: Evaluation is Not Neutral

Toward Equity: Evaluation is Not Neutral

The Foundation supports the Equitable Evaluation Initiative, a field-wide effort to advance equity through evaluation.

Exits, Effectiveness

Keeping What Counts: Should Limited-life Foundations Create Archives?

Keeping What Counts: Should Limited-life Foundations Create Archives?

A new essay examines what foundations leave behind when they close, and the benefits and challenges of establishing various types of archives.

Effectiveness

Working with Consultants Series

Working with Consultants Series

This collection of resources can help any nonprofit or grantmaker engage the right consultant to match its need, budget, and work style.

Capital Grants, Effectiveness

Building Impact: Tools for Making Good Capital Grants

Building Impact: Tools for Making Good Capital Grants

New tools equip grantmakers to avoid pitfalls and help nonprofits achieve the full potential that is inherent in new buildings and renovations.

Evaluation, Effectiveness

Re-imagining Measurement in Philanthropy

Re-imagining Measurement in Philanthropy

A new study from the Monitor Institute by Deloitte explores possibilities for the future of monitoring, evaluation, and learning in philanthropy.

Evaluation, Effectiveness

Environmental Education Better Results Toolkit

Environmental Education Better Results Toolkit

The Foundation partnered with Learning for Action to develop tools and techniques for data-driven program improvement.