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FOUNDATIONS RESPOND TO CRISIS: Lasting Change?
FOUNDATIONS RESPOND TO CRISIS: Lasting Change?

Calls for changes in foundation practice have come for decades from philanthropic and nonprofit leaders and others in the sector. The ways in which foundations responded to these calls at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 have been well-documented and...

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Persevering Through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits
Persevering Through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread in the United States in 2020, many nonprofit organizations grappled with its devastating impacts on public health and the global economy—and the ways in which it deepened longstanding disparities along racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and...

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Making it Happen: A Conversation Guide
Making it Happen: A Conversation Guide

This companion piece to New Attitudes, Old Practices: The Provision of Multiyear General Operating Support  provides resources for foundation leaders and boards seeking to start providing, or provide more, multiyear general operating support (GOS) grants. It shares...

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Funder Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Funder Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Based on a nationally representative survey of nonprofit leaders in May 2020, Funder Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic sheds light on which organizations face the toughest challenges, what is most needed from funders, and what differences in experience are emerging...

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Grantee Voice Blog Series
Grantee Voice Blog Series

In a series of six posts on the CEP blog in winter 2019, Naomi Orensten shared the candid perspectives of what nonprofit leaders want from their foundation funders. This blog series highlights a number of important practices which foundations can improve — regardless...

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Donors: 5 Things Nonprofits Want You to Know
Donors: 5 Things Nonprofits Want You to Know

Nonprofit leaders have specific ideas for how donors can best support them to do their most effective work, but the power imbalance means important things are often left unsaid. What do nonprofits want their donors to know that they may not be telling them directly?...

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