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Grantmakers for Effective Evaluation have adopted an updated definition of capacity building, better reflecting the role of power and community: “Capacity building is the process of building and strengthening the systems, structures, cultures, skills, resources, and power that organizations need to serve their communities.” Lessons and Trends in Nonprofit Capacity Strengthening , a report from the William + Flora Hewlett Foundation, explores the new environment of capacity building, what it means for grantmakers to strengthen nonprofit organizations and emerging trends. Hewlett_Nonprofit...
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Together We Protect – Colorado’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Fund – was a collaborative effort that provided support to organizations working in communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The goal of this effort was to ensure that people who face systemic barriers had culturally appropriate information about the COVID-19 vaccine and could easily access the vaccine. From April through November 2021, Together We Protect made 135 grant awards totaling $6.8 million to community-based organizations across Colorado. Initial estimates show that grantees’ outreach and education efforts on COVID...
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The guide shares and explains the experiences of several institutions that broadened their donor bases, services, and programs by reaching out to diverse communities. The publication focuses on the African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American communities
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The Growing Diversity of Black America , released by the Pew Research Center in 2021, explores the rich diversity of racial and ethnic identities of Black Americans. The report highlights important distinctions between the demograpic and economic characteristics of different components of the Black population, an understanding which can help philanthropic organizations better respond to their differing needs. Chart showing increases in Black bachelor's degree holders
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