New Research on Funders and Movement-Building from GEO

December 16, 2013 Philanthropy

Many Hands, More Impact synthesizes thought leadership and research on the role of philanthropy in supporting movements and shares the experiences (both positive and challenging) of grantmakers engaged in movement building as a strategy to grow impact.

An Update on U.S Foundations

November 21, 2013 Philanthropy

According to Key Facts on U.S. Foundations, the US Foundation Center’s new annual research study, in 2011 the 81,777 foundations in the United States held $622 billion in assets and distributed $49 billion, an amount estimated to have reached $50.9 billion in 2012.

Working Better Together: Building Nonprofit Collaborative Capacity

November 21, 2013 Philanthropy

GEO has put together a publication that offers insights on the core capacities nonprofits need to have to participate in collective action, and how funders can help.

The Philanthropy Roadmap

November 21, 2013 Philanthropy

The Philanthropy Roadmap is a toolkit offered by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors on a dedicated website as a way of engaging and educating donors in planning, implementing and sustaining impactful philanthropy programs—with a long-term goal of creating a new culture of great giving.

From The Metcalf Foundation

November 21, 2013 Philanthropy

Greening the economy at the local level will bring jobs, prosperity, and help us address the environmental challenges we’re facing. That is the finding of a new report Green Economy at Community Scale, released by the George Cedric Metcalf Foundation of Toronto.