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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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After Disaster Strikes: 8 Strategies for Supporting Disaster Recovery Efforts for the Long Term

March 10, 2017

Disaster recovery provides a great opportunity for grantmakers to have a meaningful impact long after other resources have stopped coming in. The following are eight ideas for funding longer-term disaster recovery efforts.

Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2015: Data to Drive Decisions

November 12, 2015

Jointly produced by Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2015: Data to Drive Decisions analyzes funding trends for disasters and humanitarian crises in 2013. In addition to examining U.S. foundation funding, this second annual report integrates other disaster-related funding data, including bilateral and multilateral aid, corporate giving, and online giving, to paint a more detailed picture of how institutional philanthropy is situated within the broader disaster funding landscape. Collectively, this report, along with the dashboard and mapping platform, provides donors, practitioners, and other stakeholders with in-depth information on funding flows for disasters and humanitarian crises. Explore more at disasterphilanthropy.org.

Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island Nonprofits: A Town Hall Event

October 1, 2013

Six months after Hurricane Sandy, Staten Island's nonprofits were at an inflection point. The full scope and scale of the storm's impact, and the challenges of long-term recovery, were just coming into focus. The Staten Island Foundation and the Staten Island Not-for-Profit Association seized the moment to convene a generative conversation about the work ahead. They invited leaders from the nonprofit, philanthropic and public sectors to attend a Town Hall event "to build greater understanding about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island-based nonprofits, with a focus on their infrastructure and capacity." This report describes the Town Hall's context, goals, and results.

Evaluating Post-Hurricane Katrina Investments: Strengthening Decision-Making and Organizational Impact

December 3, 2012

Per the Foundation's policy, the Foundation does not provide disaster relief. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita created an unprecedented scenario that caused the Foundation to make an exception. Following these natural disasters, the Foundation put aside its usual grantmaking process and provided expedited support to help rebuild affordable housing and assist community development efforts in the affected region. It started this process by first reaching out to organizations with which the Foundation had a pre-existing relationship and approved all of their requested support within months of the hurricanes. Overall, the Foundation supported a total of eight organizations by making one-time grants and Program-Related Investments (PRIs) that totaled $4,875,000 and by providing $1,708,500 in interest and principal forgiveness for existing PRIs.In 2012, the Foundation commissioned an evaluation of this 2005 hurricane-related funding. Our charge to the evaluation team was twofold:Assess the outcomes and impact of our grants and PRIs.Identify any important lessons from this one-time response for future occasions when the Foundation might make an exception to its policy and provide disaster-related support.

Strengthening Democracy, Increasing Opportunities: Impacts of Advocacy, Organizing, and Civic Engagement in the Gulf/Midsouth Region

May 10, 2011

Analyzes the monetary benefits and policy impacts twenty advocacy and community organizing groups achieved for marginalized populations with foundation support in 2005-09 in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Makes recommendations for funders.

The Survivors' Fund: Final Report

May 1, 2008

Summarizes the financial assistance and case management services provided by the country's largest charity devoted to long-term support for survivors of the September 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon. Includes survivors' stories and financial statements.

Logic Model: Northern California Grantmakers Disaster Preparedness and Response Initaitive

April 1, 2007

This is a one-page sample logic model used by Nothern California Grantmakers to guide its Disaster Preparedness and Response Initiative.

Northern California Grantmakers Disaster Preparedness and Response Initiative: Needs Assessment Report

April 1, 2007

To assist with disaster management planning among philanthropic organizations, Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) launched the San Francisco Bay Area Disaster Preparedness and Response Initiative. As part of the Initaitive, Putnam Community Investment Consulting (now Putnam Consulting Group), conducted a needs assessment of NCG and Corporate Contributions Roundtable (CCR) members that identified their operational and grantmaking resoruces for disaster management planning and determined how NCG might most effectively support its members in meeting those needs.

Northern California Grantmakers Disaster Preparedness and Response Initiative: Strategic Plan

April 1, 2007

Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) launched the San Francisco Bay Area Disaster Preparedness and Response Initaitive in September 2006 to support and mobilize the Bay Area's philanthropic sector to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from a major, local, natural disaster. This strategic plan is builds upon a needs assessment and logic model, also available via the NNCG Knowledge Center.

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