Knowledge Center

Inform Your Practice. Increase Your Impact. Welcome to NNCG's Knowledge Center -- a searchable, online database of resources for and about grantmaking, produced by highly qualified and experienced philanthropy consultants. NNCG's Knowledge Center contains a wealth of reports, case studies, infographics, issue briefs, videos and more that offer ideas, research and helpful information about almost every aspect of philanthropy. Each item was authored or published by an NNCG member. NNCG constructed the Knowledge Center in partnership with the Foundation Center's IssueLab -- one of the most respected and trusted sources of information in the philanthropic field.

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Global Institutional Philanthropy: A Preliminary Status Report
Nov 16, 2010. Philanthropic Initiative; Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS).
Philanthropy is growing and gaining visibility around the world. Private giving has an increasingly important role in addressing human suffering, promoting social justice and equitable economic growth, and strengthening and supporting a broad array... More info
Global Institutional Philanthropy: A Preliminary Status Report - Part 2, Country Profiles
Nov 16, 2010. Philanthropic Initiative; Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS).
Part One collates survey responses, including a discussion of philanthropic trends and characteristics, the legal environment for institutional giving, obstacles and challenges to the growth of institutional philanthropy, and institutional... More info
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The Power of Strategic Mission Investing
Oct 1, 2007. FSG.
A growing number of foundations are offering low-interest loans, buying into green business ventures, and investing in other asset classes to advance their missions. Yet most mission investing remains haphazard and inconsequential. To bring about... More info

Local Voices: On-the-Ground Perspectives on Driving Community Change in the Making Connections Sites
Jul 24, 2014. Annie E. Casey Foundation; Community Science.
This report describes, from the perspective of local stakeholders, the experience of several sites involved in

Making Connections

-- the Foundation's signature community change initiative of the 2000s... More info
12 Resolutions for Better Communications Slidecast
Jul 15, 2014. Aespire.
Learn the principles that help mission-driven organizations communicate their purpose, character, and culture. Gain an understanding of how mission-driven design can create purpose-driven communications.

Every day, meaningful causes... More info
Raising the Bar - Integrating Cultural Competence and Equity: Equitable Evaluation
Jul 1, 2014. The Foundation Review.
Whether implicit or explicit, social justice and human rights are part of the mission of many philanthropies. Evaluation produced, sponsored, or consumed by these philanthropies that doesn't pay attention to the imperatives of cultural competency... More info
The California Endowment: How Can This Leading Health Equity Funder Bolster Its Community Impact?
Jun 20, 2014. Philamplify.
The California Endowment (TCE) is actively moving the needle toward health equity through its support of national health reform, changes in school discipline policies and focused attention on the urgent needs of boys and men of color. Its primary... More info
The Rockefeller Foundation's Program-Related Investment Portfolio
Jun 19, 2014. Arabella Advisors; Rockefeller Foundation.
In 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation funded an independent evaluation, conducted by Arabella Advisors, of 12 years of program-related investments (PRIs) made both domestically and internationally. The findings of our evaluation address the... More info
Working With Consultants: What You Should Know for a Productive Relationship
Jun 14, 2014. The Philanthropic Group.
For funders -- individual donors, families, and foundations-- this article describes how to hire a consultant and create a productive relationship. The reader will learn when to hire a consultant, a variety of ways consultants can be employed, how... More info
Building Great Communities: Consider an Age-Friendly Community Assessment
Jun 12, 2014. Grantmakers in Aging; The Philanthropic Group.
As a funder, assessing the age-friendliness of your community can provide information that will guide future grantmaking. Also, an assessment can be a tool to engage stakeholders in efforts to make your community work better for older people. This... More info

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