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Facilitating Dominant Personalities

April 17, 2019 – This is a guest post by NNCG member Ruth Masterson. Facilitation is such a great opportunity to nurture honest communication among different personalities; to find both common and uncommon ground. As I was talking with one client about goals for an upcoming meeting of board members from different organizations, she happened… View Article
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On Relationships: Recalling the Heart & Mind of Philanthropy

April 10, 2019 – This is a guest post by NNCG member Sharmila Rao Thakkar.  It was originally published Oct 30, 2018 by Foundant Technologies, and is reposted here with permission. When I started consulting a few years ago, I knew it could mean that taking on different projects would allow me to sometimes go deep… View Article
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From Imagine Philanthropy to Changemaker Strategies

April 8, 2019 – Every brand tells a story. We are delighted to share an interview with strategic philanthropy and impact investing consultant, leadership coach, and NNCG Member Tuti B. Scott, on the evolution of her firm’s brand as she’s expanded her services over the years. What was the initial pain point you were responding… View Article
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New Philanthropic Model in The Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ (RPA) Philanthropy Framework

March 19, 2019 – The field of philanthropy is going through a period of rapid change: Individuals from across the globe are embracing philanthropic giving at ever-younger ages. New ways of giving—from spend-down philanthropy to donor-advised funds are emerging. At the same time, philanthropic organizations can be faced with the same obstacles as big businesses,… View Article
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Never Underestimate the Power of a Network

This is a guest post by by NNCG member Yvonne L. Moore. Principal Philanthropic Advisor of Moore Philanthropy.  This article was reprinted from Philanthropy in Focus, the online newsletter of WINGS Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support, on February  28, 2019. No successful movement has ever come about without the power of a great network. And when I use the… View Article
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On Philanthropy: What’s Changed in the Past Decade

This is a guest post by NNCG member Sharmila Rao Thakkar, and it it posted here with permission. The following is an excerpt from Foundant’s publication “On Philanthropy: What’s Changed in the Past Decade and What It Means for the Sector,” a product of its 2017 survey of its grantmaking and grantseeking clients. Read the full article and… View Article
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How to Lose/Retain Diverse Leaders in 365 Days

This is a guest post by Leniece F. Brissett, Kerrien Suarez and Andrew Plumley.  It was originally posted on Woke at Work, and is republished here with permission. Organizations have a feverish obsession with getting diverse talent in the door. In the past year,Guidestar and NonProfit Quarterly published pieces underscoring the importance of recruiting leaders of… View Article
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3 Traps that Hold Back Sharing Truths in Philanthropy

This is a guest post by NNCG members Clare Nolan and Sonia Taddy of Engage R+D.  It was posted on NPF TIG Week, and is shared here with permission. Greetings! We are Clare Nolan and Sonia Taddy and last year we co-founded Engage R+D to help social sector organizations harness the power of evaluation, strategy, and learning to advance their missions. As… View Article
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Recruiting and Retaining Staff Through Better Benchmarking Data

This is a guest post by NNCG member Brittany Kienker, Ph.D. and it was originally posted by the Johnson Center on May 31, 2018.  It is republished here with permission. Foundations across the country are looking for ways to use data to make sound decisions, show impact, and be better stewards of their own resources. Likewise,… View Article
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Open for Good: Knowledge Sharing to Strengthen Grantmaking

This was originally posted on Grantcraft.org, and is published here with permission. By:  CLARE NOLAN, JANET CAMARENA, JEN BOKOFF Knowledge has the power to spark change, but only if it is shared. In Open for Good: Knowledge Sharing to Strengthen Grantmaking, grantmakers make a strong case for foundations to openly share knowledge as an integral and strategic aspect of… View Article
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