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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Giving As A Family

December 1, 2017

To share one's philanthropy with loved ones can be a very meaningful, but at times overwhelming, experience. The aim of the Dasra Philanthropy Guide, 'Giving As a Family' is to help donors navigate this journey. The guide sets out key considerations and poses guiding questions to help philanthropists examine how they might approach this particular form of partnership.

Your Philanthropy Roadmap

October 1, 2017

The seriousness, scale and complexity of India's development challenges- from rising inequality to extreme poverty and climate change- are quickly outpacing the ability of our government to single handedly address them. The good news is that the Indian philanthropy has matured significantly over the years. According to the India Philanthropy Report 2017, private donations made up 32% of total contributions to the development sector in India in 2016, up from a mere 15% in 2011. However, this exponential rise in philanthropy comes with an increased responsibility to ensure that the philanthropic capital is disbursed in a way that creates maximum impact and moves the needle on key development indicators. This may be easy to say, but in reality this requires givers to adopt a great deal of strategic thinking and planning. The difficulty in giving strategically makes several philanthropists face questions such as "How much should I give?", "Which cause(s) should I focus on?", "How do I distinguish between the credible and less credible NGOs out there?" As an increasing amount of philanthropic capital is directed towards India's development, there is a need for philanthropists to seek expert guidance that helps them navigate through such questions and build an effective plan for their philanthropy. Your Philanthropy Roadmap, is the first in a series of guides published by Dasra in collaboration with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) with support from Sampradaan to fulfil this need.

Catalytic Philanthropy In India

March 1, 2012

Catalytic Philanthropy is still in its infancy in India. Despite this, there are a surprising number of exemplary cases where Indian philanthropists are creating large-scale social change far beyond the resources invested. This report highlights these practices as well as the key issues that need to be addressed to accelerate its evolution.

Who Comes to the Table? Stakeholder Interactions in Philanthropy

January 1, 2005

The paper presents current American perspectives on stakeholder interactions in philanthropy, with the focus being on foundations. In particular, it demonstrates the human dynamics of these interactions and suggests how these interactions can be improved. Moreover, the paper includes brief descriptions of stakeholder interaction patterns for foundations in some other countries - Belgium, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, Thailand and United Kingdom.

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