Resources

Topic: “Impact and Evaluation”

Webinar Recording
Collective Impact: B’More for Babies Case Study

Collective impact brings people together, in a structured way, to achieve social change. Curious how it really works in practice? Want to understand how small-staffed foundations can get involved? This webinar shares an overview of collective impact along with practical, how-to tips from a Baltimore effort that has helped to reduce infant mortality and improve... Read More

Webinar Recording
Coaching as a Tool for Effective Philanthropy

Funders are operating in an increasingly complex and demanding world. Equipped with the coaching mindset and skills—proven to help others maximize their potential for insight and smart decision making—many funders are helping fellow board members, staff, and grantees gain clarity and self-awareness, discover solutions to challenges, and take actions toward their goals. Learn what coaching... Read More

Going Beyond the Grant in Rural Communities

Small funders have a limited amount of grantmaking capacity and, to be impactful, must think about how to use those funds strategically to help their key nonprofit partners become more stable and proficient. This requires the funder to develop a more familiar relationship with the grantee—understanding its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats—and be prepared to... Read More

Community Foundations: Balancing Community Needs and the New Donor Mindset

Your community foundation is working hard to get your donors involved and help them understand the importance of supporting not only their own favorite causes, but also the most pressing community needs identified by your team and board of directors. You are also closely watching key trends in philanthropy: Families want to be involved in... Read More