NNCG Knowledge Center

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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 Candid -- one of the most respected and trusted sources of information in the philanthropic field.
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Working With Consultants: What You Should Know for a Productive Relationship

June 14, 2014

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 to find the right consultant for the job, and how to make the relationship successful.

Building Great Communities: Consider an Age-Friendly Community Assessment

June 12, 2014

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 article describes:The steps to take before beginning a community assessment processWays to assure the data collected leads to actionKey community stakeholdersFive assessment tools for funders who wish to help their community become more age-friendly

Grants in Aging: How to Get Started

June 1, 2012

Grants in Aging: How to Get Started For funders ready to explore the possibility of making grants in aging, this article describes a process to research opportunities, present them to the foundation's decisionmakers, and begin making grants. Included are sections on Sources of basic information about older adults in the U.S. and local communitiesHow to find expert funders and consultants in aging who can inform and advise youChoosing a focus in aging that is consistent with your foundation's grantmaking style and interestsThree perspectives on aging - address needs, enrich lives, engage older adultsFour potential ways to begin making grants related to older adults

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