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Stepping into the Fight: A Guide for Nonprofits to Understand and Engage in Legal Advocacy

Type: Briefing Paper

Unprecedented: The First Year of a New Presidency Moves Philanthropy to Action

This report documents how philanthropy has demonstrated flexibility, nimbleness, and a willingness to collaborate in the first year of the new presidential administration that can serve as a model of creative adaptation for the field going forward. It also emphasizes the critical role of philanthropy-serving organizations and funder collaboratives in supporting funder learning, facilitating networking … Continued

Foundations Need Capacity Too: Initial Findings from the Foundation Core Capacity Assessment Tool

For many years, the social sector has paid substantial attention to the issue of nonprofit effectiveness. By contrast, comparatively little attention has been paid to the capacities that foundations themselves need to achieve impact. What capacities are essential to advancing a foundation’s own mission? How do these elements compare to the capacities their grantee partners … Continued

Effective Strategies to Support Advocacy Campaigns: Considerations for Funders and Advocates

This briefing paper shares collected insights from funders and advocates across the country, in the hope that their observations will helpfully contribute to other funding and campaign efforts. These respondents noted that while considerable attention has been paid to factors informing the development of sound campaign strategy, comparatively less attention has been paid to the … Continued