The New Normal: Capacity Building During a Time of Disruption

From Open Impact

Authors: Adene Sacks, Heather McLeod Grant, and Kate Wilkinson

How is the current economic and political environment impacting the capacity building needs of social-change leaders, nonprofits, networks, and movements? How are funders responding to these changing needs, and how can they better support this work going forward? 

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Power Moves: Your Essential Philanthropy Assessment Guide for Equity and Justice

Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice is a complete self-assessment toolkit to determine how well you are fully how well they are building, sharing and wielding power and identify ways to transform your programs and operations for lasting, equitable impact.

It includes ready-to-use guides, insightful anecdotes and comprehensive resources to help you on your power journey towards high-impact giving.

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Open for Good: Knowledge Sharing to Strengthen Grantmaking

By Clare Nolan, Janet Camarena, & Jen Bokoff

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The Next Generation of American Giving: The Charitable Habits of Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Matures

Blackbuad Institute for Philanthropic Impact

Key findings include:

  • Fewer Americans give;
  • Giving is distributed across more channels than ever before;
  • Baby Boomers remain the most generous generation, and the number of Boomers saying they give is increasing;
  • Generation X is on deck…and there are way more Gen X-ers than you think

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Being the Change: 12 Ways Foundations Are Transforming Themselves to Transform Their Impact

Many foundations are adopting new approaches for creating social change—approaches that aim to influence the actions and investments of the public and private sector, as well as address the complex conditions that hold social problems in place.

Based on interviews with 114 practitioners representing 50 foundations and 8 philanthropic services organizations, Being the Change explores how foundations are applying their assets, knowledge, skills, networks, and people in new ways in order to create impact at scale and change systems.

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Giving Jewish: How Big Funders Have Transformed American Jewish Philanthropy

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Beyond the D'var Torah: What Does Rich Jewish Content Mean?

What does "rich Jewish content" mean? What is the value of engaging more deeply with Jewish text, tradition, and values? Rabbis, educators, and other community experts respond.

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Cross-Section: A Look at Jewish Arts and Culture in North America Today Through the Lens of Artists and Arts Organizations

This report, based on in-depth interviews with a broad range of artists, presenters, arts nonprofit leaders, and funders, finds that the field of Jewish arts and culture in North America is in serious need of three things:

  • More support for Jewish artists and arts organizations
  • More robust distribution networks
  • More engaged and coordinated funders

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Recommendations for Best Work Practices between Nonprofit Organizations and Foundations 2015–2017

Conclusions from a series of meetings of nonprofit and philanthropic foundation CEOs in Israel


By the CEOs Organization and the Forum of Foundations in Israel

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Impact Investing reports from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Two new reports from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors explore impact investing:

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