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Coordinated Funding: Lessons from a Place-Based Grantmaking Collaborative

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Coordinated Funding: Lessons from a Place-Based Grantmaking Collaborative

In the Fall of 2010, five grantmakers serving Washtenaw County, Michigan, launched a “Coordinated Funding” model which they hoped would streamline grantmaking efforts, build partnerships, and increase effectiveness of the local health and human services sector. These funders, including the United Way of Washtenaw County, the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, the City of Ann … Continued

Foundation Strategies to Inform Federal Policy in the United States

A Study to Support the Evaluation of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Transportation Initiative Using philanthropy as a strategy for federal policy reform in the United States is not a new concept. Yet, little has been done to assess exactly why foundations choose to engage in federal policy reform efforts, what strategies they … Continued

Meet Me Where I Want To Be: An Ethnographic Research Study of Black Gay Men in Baltimore, Maryland, and Jackson, Mississippi

To kick off the ACCELERATE! Initiative, ViiV Healthcare commissioned an ethnographic research study beginning with a comprehensive environment assessment to familiarize the research team with daily life in Baltimore and Jackson. The assessment also helped to establish an understanding about the contexts in which Black gay men operate at home, in the clinic, and out … Continued

Empowering Communities for TB Advocacy: The TAG-ICW Model

Over eight years, TCC provided formative data to Treatment Action Group (TAG) to help them understand the impact of their global work in TB and HIV. As part of that, TCC Group evaluated the quality and impact of their Advocacy Workshops, developed case profiles of individual activists, interviewed global stakeholders, and assessed the effectiveness of … Continued

Thinking Strategically About Networks for Change

Created in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, this guide helps program officers determine whether—and how—to establish or enhance a network to support their initiatives—featuring the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN).

Toward a More Just Justice System: How Open are the Courts to Social Justice Litigation?

Authors: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law This piece, written by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, explores the legal context around pursuing legal advocacy, including factors that favor and obstruct legal advocacy, key strategies to think about while engaged in legal advocacy work, and recommendations for funders and litigators involved in … Continued

Fortifying L.A.’s Nonprofit Organizations: Capacity-Building Needs and Services in Los Angeles County

What resources do Los Angeles nonprofits need to grow, thrive, and accomplish their missions? How readily can they currently access needed resources? And how can those who are concerned about the management, leadership, and governance of Los Angeles nonprofits assure that capacity-building resources are sufficient? This report presents the findings of a study funded by … Continued