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Why Invest in Volunteer Engagement?

Foundations are always looking for leverage. Where and how can we invest our limited assets to get the best returns? Will our grantees survive these times of shrinking resources and growing needs? As investors in the nonprofit sector who look for innovative ways to maximize our efforts, we must challenge ourselves to better support and... Read More

How Lean Funders Incorporate Racial Equity Into Their Work

Exponent Philanthropy recently launched, Mind the Gap: Exploring the Role of Diversity and Racial Equity in Leanly Staffed Foundations. To develop this publication, we talked with members about how their foundations incorporate racial equity into their work. We learned a lot from these one-on-one conversations. Moreover, hearing members talk to one another about their racial... Read More

Help Us to Expand the Philanthropic Landscape to Support Native Americans

Native American communities are often overlooked. Though they represent nearly 3 percent of the US population, they have historically received roughly 0.5 percent of philanthropic dollars. To help address this, PEAK has been a part of a tribal entities working group, facilitated by TechSoup, to identify and amplify equitable funding practices with respect to Native... Read More

More Lean Funders Should Consider General Operating Support

When funders give general operating support, also known as gen op grants, they help sustain a nonprofit’s mission rather than specific programs or projects. Grantees can use these funds to strengthen the organization or further its charitable purpose as they see fit. This might mean looking at salaries and overhead, investing in technology, furthering fundraising... Read More

How To Simplify and Streamline Grant Applications and Reports

When foundations have specialized grant applications and reports it imposes a big administrative burden on nonprofits. A nonprofit that receives grants from 20 or 30 foundations—and some get funding from many more—spends its resources in two major ways: First, it applies for funding from 40, 50 or 60 different foundations, each requiring a different application,... Read More

Collaborating for Data Sharing: The Story of One Funders Group

When funders get together to connect, talk and build relationships with one another, big things can happen. Consider, for example, this analysis of over $14 million awarded to nonprofits in Frederick County, Maryland, along with a growing understanding of how local giving relates to community needs. The Origins of Our Funders Group About five years... Read More