General Operating Support

November 12, 2009 by Steve
In late January GIA polled its 309 member organizations about their organization's responses to the economic downturn. 117 (38%) members responded, which provides a healthy sample of the membership. Members reported their expected 2009 arts grantmaking would likely compare to 2008 as follows: 41% expected that 2009 would be the same as 2008. 13% expected that it would be reduced to 90% of 2008. 12% expected that it would be reduced to 80% of 2008. 11% expected that it would be reduced to 70% of 2008. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
In a broad, historic shift, and under a variety of names - like cause marketing or strategic philanthropy - large corporations are changing the way they view their charitable donations. Most appear to want a closer alignment with their business objectives Available free online from the Stanford Social Innovation Review Download:    Philanthropy, Inc. (857Kb) Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This brief is the first of two that summarize results from detailed case studies of the financial management of nine nonprofit organizations. It focuses on the relationship between spending on administration and fundraising and the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations in carrying out their missions. Smaller organizations tended to invest less in organizational infrastructure, resulting in conditions that compromised their effectiveness. Read More...
November 12, 2009 by Steve
This article takes a look at strategic or effective philanthropy—funding which actively seeks to efficiently achieve a donor's goals—and assesses some ways in which strategic philanthropy is structured. Free online from the Stanford Social Innovation Review Download:    Smart Money (3.35Mb) Read More...
September 30, 2008 by admin
2007, 29 pages. Creative Trust, 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 129, Toronto, ON, M5T 2C7, (416) 506-9047, www.creativetrust.ca http://www.creativetrust.ca/download/CT_Evaluation_Report_Year3.pdf Read More...
September 30, 2008 by admin
2008, 271 pages. The Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C., 20036, (202) 736-5800, www.aspeninstitute.org This book is a comprehensive analysis of the results of the Strengthening Nonprofit Advocacy Project, a joint research effort of OMB Watch, Tufts University, and the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest. It calls on foundations to create initiatives for advocacy activities, increase their use of general operating grants and remove language restricting lobbying from grant letters. Read More...
September 30, 2008 by admin
2005, 11 pages. TCC Group, 31 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 949-0990 http://www.tccgrp.com/pdfs/per_brief_impact.pdf Read More...
September 30, 2008 by admin
2008, 23 pages. TCC Group, 31 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 949-0990 http://www.tccgrp.com/pdfs/MaximizingFoundationEffectiveness.pdf Read More...
May 31, 2008 by admin
2007, 44 pages. Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, 1413 K Street, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 898-0318, www.geofunders.org Read More...
May 31, 2008 by admin
How can funders apply what they know about changes in the external environment—in demographics, use of free time, use of disposable income—to best serve and stabilize theaters and other mid-sized arts groups? Sue Coliton, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (moderator); Nancy Fushan, Bush Foundation; Lawrence Thoo, San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs; Ben Cameron, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (interlocutors). Read More...