Top Ten Philanthropy Resources


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Philanthropic organizations must adapt to how they are serving society by examining the many problems and changes in the society so each organization can fulfill its dual mission of service and solving societal problems.

There are many resources available to grant makers and this article gives insights from ten experts on approaching the changing world of intelligent philanthropic giving.

Thought leaders from the Foundation Center and the National Center for Family Philanthropy offer their insights on how nonprofit organizations can improve the effectiveness of their outreach.

Among the topics covered are how to build conversations about priorities; how nonprofits can be more effective; how to implement a program of measurable due diligence; how to recruit professional staff and establish leadership in nonprofits. Each of the ten articles gives thoughts on identifying values to help shape responsive philanthropic programs in the future. Read the Entire Article


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How to Write a Theory of Change

Bridgespan tackles how a theory of change is a nonprofit's conceptual road map to impact. Bridgespan features how to write one that will help nonprofit leaders achieve their goals. According to...more

A Pioneering Mangrove Conservation Project in Madagascar

Madagascar communities launched the world's largest mangrove carbon conservation project, sequestering a huge amount of carbon and securing an ecosystem vital to fishery health. In partnership...more

Fostering Race Equity at Your Nonprofit

Equity in the Center, an organization that "works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase race equity," has released a very helpful guide titled Awake to Woke...more

Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation

A new Arabella Advisors report titled "Moving Beyond Theories of Change: A Framework for Strategic Implementation," builds upon the work of Senior Managing Director Gwen Walden and her 25 years of...more

Executive Team Effectiveness Toolkit

Bridgespan offers its Executive Team Effectiveness Toolkit to nonprofit organizations to help executive teams increase their overall effectiveness and move from good to great. According to...more

Why Upskilling Is Important For Society

PwC recently released a short documentary featuring business leaders, academics, NGOs, and policymakers why upskilling has become a priority for society, organizations, and governments. The...more

How Climate Change, Millennials and Tainted Donors are Impacting Philanthropy

In a Johnson Center's 2020 11 Trends in Philanthropy report, it analyzes upcoming and developing issues in the nonprofit industry. According to the report, millennials will make up more than half...more

Entrepreneurship in Nonprofits - Online Course

Future Learn is offering one of their courses, Entrepreneurship in Nonprofits, to help build the economic tools and knowledge needed to become a successful social entrepreneur. Topics that will...more

3 Ways to Increase Impact in the Social Sector

Misti Yang, Contributor for Lean Startup Co., features three social enterprise leaders in a webcast that addresses lean startup methodologies: Ann Mei Chang, executive director of Lean Impact, Amy...more

How to Get Better at Picking Creative Ideas

Justin M. Berg, assistant professor at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, investigates an understudied part of the creative process in a new paper that appears in Organizational...more







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Crowd-sourcing is deemed an effective and useful tool to preserve and protect the earth’s species. As proof, the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) summons citizens around the world to collect samples to assist universities, natural history museums and research institutes.


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