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With more than 5,000 grantmakers across the globe, we work together to lift up the grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits and that truly improve philanthropy.

With more than 5,000 grantmakers across the globe, we work together to lift up the grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits and that truly improve philanthropy.

Mission: Understanding that grantmakers are successful only to the extent that their grantees achieve meaningful results, GEO promotes strategies and practices that contribute to grantee success.

08/06/2019
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TODAY: We're looking forward to "Is Grantmaking Getting Smarter?" - our joint #capacitybuilding webinar led by PEAK's local Florida chapter! 8/6/19, 12 pm Register here:

Through their research over the past 20 years, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations has identified a set of grantmaking practices that help nonprofits achieve better results. Every three years, GEO conducts a study to help us understand how we are doing as a field, including trends over time and...

For today's #MembershipMonday, connect to #GEOMembers in your area! The GEO community includes more than 6,000 grantmake...
08/06/2019
Members

For today's #MembershipMonday, connect to #GEOMembers in your area! The GEO community includes more than 6,000 grantmakers across the world. Search for, sort and select GEO members near you to connect, learn and collaborate. Find local GEO members here:

For today's #MembershipMonday, connect to #GEOMembers in your area! The GEO community includes more than 6,000 grantmake...
08/06/2019
Members

For today's #MembershipMonday, connect to #GEOMembers in your area! The GEO community includes more than 6,000 grantmakers across the world. Search for, sort and select GEO members near you to connect, learn and collaborate. Find local GEO members here:

GEOList is a members-only curated listserv for you to receive relevant feedback or share an insight with your peers in t...
08/03/2019
GEOList

GEOList is a members-only curated listserv for you to receive relevant feedback or share an insight with your peers in the GEO community. Members rank GEOList as one of the most valuable resources and benefits of the GEO community.

Use GEOList to connect with your peers and crowdsource the practical examples or theoretical advice you need. If you’re wrestling with challenges or questions on the job, post to GEOList to hear how others in the GEO community are tackling challenges similar to yours. You can also review archived ...

GEO's committed to #strengtheningrelationships w/ NPOS "Strong nonprofits are indispensable to our success as #grantmake...
08/03/2019
Our Vision for Smarter Grantmaking

GEO's committed to #strengtheningrelationships w/ NPOS "Strong nonprofits are indispensable to our success as #grantmakers. The GEO community is united in this understanding, and is constantly striving to help nonprofits grow stronger and achieve more."

Driven by this desire to improve, the GEO community has worked together for 20 years to cut through the noise and find clarity on which improvements actually make a difference for our grantees. We have identified a set of core smarter grantmaking approaches that provide a place to start and also con...

Learning Conference 2019
08/03/2019

Learning Conference 2019

08/01/2019
Collective Impact Forum | Resources

#TrainingThursday for #capacitybuilding resources: Advancing Healthier Wisconsin Endowment has developed a promising model that made substantial eight-year long investments in ten #collectiveimpact efforts coupled with extensive technical & capacity building support. http://bit.ly/2YBafBe

Resources for practitioners and funders using the collective impact approach. Find articles, videos, and other practical tools like workplans and shared measurement guides.

08/01/2019
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Today's #TrainingThursday starts soon: Strategies to Leverage Donor Advised Fund Philanthropy. Thurs. 8/1/19, 2pm ET. The use of Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) as a means for individuals to make philanthropic gifts continues to rise. We will look at what you can do to leverage DAF philanthropy in your work. Register: http://bit.ly/2MvEvH5

Have you looked at your current issues through a #DEI lens? Start your journey of exploring the many resources available...
08/01/2019
DEI Toolkit - National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers

Have you looked at your current issues through a #DEI lens? Start your journey of exploring the many resources available on diversity, equity and inclusion with the #DEItoolkit

Guide your philanthropy clients through the complexities of their work in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) with our DEI Toolkit for Consultants to Grantmakers. Help consultants and grantmakers alike look through issues with a DEI lens. The toolkit consists of key resources recommended by leadin...

Our contribution for #WorforceWednesday! We're hiring for our Program Manager, Peer Learning and Content and Communicati...
07/31/2019
Jobs

Our contribution for #WorforceWednesday! We're hiring for our Program Manager, Peer Learning and Content and Communications Specialist positions!

Wealth advisers know that clients with high net worth typically look to them for guidance on charitable giving. That’s w...
07/31/2019
Advice for Wealth Advisers: How to Talk With Your Clients About Philanthropy

Wealth advisers know that clients with high net worth typically look to them for guidance on charitable giving. That’s why these professionals often start conversations about #philanthropy — especially in the last months of the year.

Key questions to ask — and pitfalls to avoid — when advising high-net-worth clients on charitable giving.

Today's #WebinarWednesday event starts soon: Engaging Parent Leaders in Evaluation: Benefits, Challenges and Lessons Lea...
07/31/2019

Today's #WebinarWednesday event starts soon: Engaging Parent Leaders in Evaluation: Benefits, Challenges and Lessons Learned. Wed. 7/31/19, 1:30-2:30pm (ET). First half dedicated to Parent Leadership Indicators Project, second half open for questions and discussion. Register here: http://bit.ly/2OELkZY

#MembershipMonday Why join the vibrant GEO community? You’ll discover easier and realistic pathways to improvement from ...
07/30/2019
Join the Vibrant GEO Community

#MembershipMonday Why join the vibrant GEO community? You’ll discover easier and realistic pathways to improvement from webinars, peer learning, and conferences. You’ll also tap the time-saving wisdom of more than 5,000 grantmakers on the same journey to improve. Join today!

Join GEO.

And they're off! Opening retreat for the third cohort of @GEOFunders Change Leaders in Philanthropy Fellowship is underw...
07/30/2019

And they're off! Opening retreat for the third cohort of @GEOFunders Change Leaders in Philanthropy Fellowship is underway in Portland, OR! Meet our 2019-2020 CLiPF Fellows here: http://bit.ly/2Kde4U7 #TrainingTuesday #TeachableTuesday

Working to increase #culture efforts in grantmaking! #TeachableTuesday: Cameron Barnett can continue to pen poetry — and...
07/30/2019
Artists get $169K in grants from Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation

Working to increase #culture efforts in grantmaking! #TeachableTuesday: Cameron Barnett can continue to pen poetry — and get paid for it. The 29-year-old from Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood is one of 15 artists chosen to receive grant money from “Investing in Professional Artists,” a shared program of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments announced Wednesday. The foundations awarded $169,000 to the artists for their ongoing work. A national and local panel of artists and scholars chose the grantees from a pool of 123 local individuals and organizations. “It’s really humbling and exciting to be given this opportunity, and to be believed in by #GEOMembers The @Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments and that my work seems interesting to other people,” Barnett, who teaches at Falk Laboratory School in Oakland, told the Tribune-Review. “It will allow me to continue my work.”

Cameron Barnett can continue to pen poetry — and get paid for it. The 29-year-old from Pittsburgh’s Garfield neighborhood is one of 15 artists chosen to receive grant money from “Investing in Professional Artists,” a shared program of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments announ...

#SaveTheDate YMCA’s annual #schoolsupply drive in the Greater Houston area has  begun! Donations will be accepted until ...
07/26/2019
See where you can donate to YMCA's annual school supply drive | Community Impact Newspaper

#SaveTheDate YMCA’s annual #schoolsupply drive in the Greater Houston area has begun! Donations will be accepted until Aug. 9 & will be distributed by partners in local communities and school districts! More info: http://bit.ly/2M6ydNZ

Jul 9, 2019: The YMCA of Greater Houston launched its 15th annual school supply drive, YMCA Operation Backpack, July 9 for students in the Greater Houston area.

CLOSING TODAY: Hosted in partnership with Philanthropy Massachusetts, GEO's 2020 National Conference will be held in Bos...
07/26/2019
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations - GEO's 2020 National Conference: Request for Proposals

CLOSING TODAY: Hosted in partnership with Philanthropy Massachusetts, GEO's 2020 National Conference will be held in Boston from April 27-29, 2020. We're starting to develop our programming and we want to hear your session ideas. Don't miss a chance to shape the conference agenda - submission deadline is TODAY! http://bit.ly/2MiDK4f.

** Deadline extended to Friday, July 26 at midnight EST**  Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is pleased to announce our 2020 National Conference, in partnership with Philanthropy Massachusetts, from Monday, April 27 to Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachuse...

#GEOMembers, have you explored our resource library lately? Our publications lift up the experience, wisdom and insights...
07/25/2019
Publications

#GEOMembers, have you explored our resource library lately? Our publications lift up the experience, wisdom and insights of your peers. Members get unlimited access to digital copies of all of GEO’s publications and companion resources, like discussion guides, case studies and executive summaries! Log into your GEO dashboard today! http://bit.ly/2Mgv91S

Our publications elevate real examples from your peers, providing innovative ideas to your own organization. We also craft practical tools and friendly guides to help transform your knowledge into action.

A great addition to today's #WorkforceWednesday: WE'RE HIRING! Our Program Manager, Peer Learning and Content position h...
07/24/2019
Jobs

A great addition to today's #WorkforceWednesday: WE'RE HIRING! Our Program Manager, Peer Learning and Content position has been added to our Jobs page. Check it out!!

#WebinarWednesday: Engaging Parent Leaders in Evaluation: Benefits, Challenges and Lessons Learned. Wed. 7/31/19, 1:30-2...
07/24/2019

#WebinarWednesday: Engaging Parent Leaders in Evaluation: Benefits, Challenges and Lessons Learned. Wed. 7/31/19, 1:30-2:30pm (ET). First half dedicated to the Parent Leadership Indicators Project, and second half open for questions and discussion. Register here: http://bit.ly/30SbJ7F

Ninety-three percent of donors to women's funds and foundations are female, and 12 percent are LGBTQ, according to a stu...
07/24/2019
Female Donors Give More To Women’s, Girls’ Causes

Ninety-three percent of donors to women's funds and foundations are female, and 12 percent are LGBTQ, according to a study by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. #WomenWednesday #philanthropy

Female Donors Give More To Women’s, Girls’ Causes

Ninety-three percent of donors to women's funds and foundations are female, and 12 percent are LGBTQ, according to a stu...
07/24/2019
Female Donors Give More To Women’s, Girls’ Causes

Ninety-three percent of donors to women's funds and foundations are female, and 12 percent are LGBTQ, according to a study by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. #WomenWednesday #philanthropy

Female Donors Give More To Women’s, Girls’ Causes

#WebinarWednesday Join us for our next #GEOWebinar - Taking Action on Learning - in partnership with the John D. and Cat...
07/24/2019

#WebinarWednesday Join us for our next #GEOWebinar - Taking Action on Learning - in partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation! August 14, 2019, 2-3:15 pm Register today! http://bit.ly/32PjFs8

We’re gearing up for our 2020 National Conference! Hosted in partnership with Philanthropy Massachusetts, our biennial n...
07/23/2019
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations - GEO's 2020 National Conference: Request for Proposals

We’re gearing up for our 2020 National Conference! Hosted in partnership with Philanthropy Massachusetts, our biennial national conference will be held in Boston from April 27-29, 2020 and we want to hear your ideas for the program. Deadline July 26, 2019 http://bit.ly/2YeGaTM.

** Deadline extended to Friday, July 26 at midnight EST**  Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is pleased to announce our 2020 National Conference, in partnership with Philanthropy Massachusetts, from Monday, April 27 to Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachuse...

"Funders experience a variety of benefits from participating in a collaborative. The two most commonly reported benefits...
07/23/2019
How Philanthropic Collaborations Succeed, and Why They Fail (SSIR)

"Funders experience a variety of benefits from participating in a collaborative. The two most commonly reported benefits were learning more and forming important relationships in the sector As more funders consider joining collaboratives that set ambitious goals for social change, they will benefit from engaging each other candidly on these questions." #TeachableTuesday

Funders need to push past politeness and hammer out expectations for how their collective action will create value—for beneficiaries, grantees, and themselves—beyond what they could do alone.

07/23/2019
www.philanthropy.com

People of color have reached pinnacles of power in #philanthropy that once would have been unimaginable. The Chronicle spoke with more than 25 leaders of color at nonprofits and foundations, people at different points in their careers, devoted to different causes across the country. The picture they paint isn’t pretty. #ThoughtProvokingTuesday

#TrainingTuesday: @geofunders @equitableeval and @kresgefdn have launched general registration for their Equitable Evalu...
07/23/2019
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

#TrainingTuesday: @geofunders @equitableeval and @kresgefdn have launched general registration for their Equitable Evaluation Teaching Case! Visit for details #GEOLearn

The Equitable Evaluation Initiative, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and The Kresge Foundation are joining strengths to offer the Equitable Evaluation Teaching Case.

#TrainingTuesday: @geofunders @equitableeval and @kresgefdn have launched general registration for their Equitable Evalu...
07/23/2019
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

#TrainingTuesday: @geofunders @equitableeval and @kresgefdn have launched general registration for their Equitable Evaluation Teaching Case! Visit for details #GEOLearn

The Equitable Evaluation Initiative, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and The Kresge Foundation are joining strengths to offer the Equitable Evaluation Teaching Case.

BREAKING: Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) announced today the appointment of Marcus F. Walton, a non-profi...
07/16/2019

BREAKING: Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) announced today the appointment of Marcus F. Walton, a non-profit industry veteran, as its new President and CEO. http://bit.ly/2kcqdPX #GEOLearn #philanthropy #TransitionTuesday

IN PROGRESS: Awake, Woke, Work Webinar with EiTC (Rescheduled) http://bit.ly/2JqRZCf #WebinarWednesday
07/10/2019
GEO Webinar: Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture

IN PROGRESS: Awake, Woke, Work Webinar with EiTC (Rescheduled) http://bit.ly/2JqRZCf #WebinarWednesday

Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture Are you a grantmaker interested in learning more about specific tactics, strategies and best practices around race equity? If so, you’ll want to join us for this webinar on July 10, 2019, built on research in Equity in the Center’s “Awake t...

We’re gearing up for our 2020 National Conference! Hosted in partnership with Philanthropy Massachusetts, GEO's biennial...
06/28/2019

We’re gearing up for our 2020 National Conference! Hosted in partnership with Philanthropy Massachusetts, GEO's biennial national conference will take place in Boston from April 27-29, 2020 and we want to hear your ideas for the program! Submit your 250-word proposal today! http://bit.ly/2LqZBWT

#TrainingThursday: #GEOMember Jewish Funders Network announces a new partnership with the Board Member Institute for Jew...
06/27/2019
New Opportunity for Foundation Board Members

#TrainingThursday: #GEOMember Jewish Funders Network announces a new partnership with the Board Member Institute for Jewish Nonprofits. The Institute is a hands-on comprehensive #boarddevelopment initiative. If this program sounds like a fit for you, learn more and apply today!

JFN is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Board Member Institute for Jewish Nonprofits. The Institute is a hands-on comprehensive board development initiative, taught and administered by Northwestern University's Kellogg School faculty and practitioners from the Jewish sector, intended....

A great addition to today's #WorkforceWednesday: WE'RE HIRING! Our Communications Specialist position has been added to ...
06/26/2019
Jobs

A great addition to today's #WorkforceWednesday: WE'RE HIRING! Our Communications Specialist position has been added to our Jobs page. Check it out!!

#WebinarWednesday: #ICYMI Registration is open for our “Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture” webinar! ...
06/26/2019
GEO Webinar: Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture

#WebinarWednesday: #ICYMI Registration is open for our “Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture” webinar! This will be a great way to further your interest in specific tactics, strategies and best practices around #raceequity. Register today!

Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture Are you a grantmaker interested in learning more about specific tactics, strategies and best practices around race equity? If so, you’ll want to join us for this webinar on February 20, 2019, built on research in Equity in the Center’s “Awa...

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