Stories

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.

Foundation, President's Updates

President’s Update: Spring 2018

President’s Update: Spring 2018

Lauren B. Dachs reflects on the Foundation’s progress and highlights amidst a changing context in 2017.

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.

Water, Environment

Community Foundations Are Working for Water Sustainability

Community Foundations Are Working for Water Sustainability

Marselle Alexander-Ozinskas and Joya Banerjee co-author a blog post describing the Community Foundation Water Initiative.

Water, Environment

New Hope for the Salton Sea

New Hope for the Salton Sea

Allison Harvey Turner co-authors an op-ed highlighting promising steps toward restoring and sustaining California’s largest inland lake.

Water, Environment, President's Updates

Water Solutions Network: A New Approach to Learning and Collaboration

Water Solutions Network: A New Approach to Learning and Collaboration

Foundation president Lauren B. Dachs writes about cross-sector collaboration of leaders focused on the future of water management in our state.

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.

Education, Character

Strengthening Character Development Practices at the Y

Strengthening Character Development Practices at the Y

Y-USA’s new Character Development Learning Institute provides training, tools, and knowledge to YMCAs across America.

Land, Environment

Charting the Course for 21st Century California State Parks

Charting the Course for 21st Century California State Parks

The state park system is being transformed to help improve access and uses today, while preserving its resources for generations to come.

Water, Environment

Aspen Institute Report Calls for “Internet of Water”

Aspen Institute Report Calls for “Internet of Water”

A new report from the Aspen Institute and its partners provides the blueprint for connecting data and advancing water sustainability.