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A Radical Proposition: Say Goodbye to Budgets

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03/01/2014

Note: The following post originally appeared on the Project Streamline blog in a series on budgets and financial report.

In a related post, readers were left with an intriguing question: What if you stopped asking for a budget at all?

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Following the Crowd or Making a Difference

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03/01/2014

During  our session called  “We are All Disaster Funders” — schedule for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11 at the 2014 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations National Conference — Debra Jacobs from The Patterson Foundation, Molly de Aguiar from the Geraldine R.

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In the Know: Building and Sharing Effective Field Scans

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03/01/2014

What did we do before Wikipedia? How did we ever settle debates about which film won the Oscar for “Best Picture” in 1997 (it was “The English Patient,” for all of you that are dying to know), or whether a camel or a giraffe actually drinks less water (answer: giraffe, surprise!)?

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Using Networks to Drive Community Change

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03/01/2014

If you knew about the statistics lottery for low-income children, you might never look at the future of your community the same way again.

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, led by Ralph Smith, senior vice president at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is harnessing the power of networks to move the needle in communities across the country.

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25 nonprofit leaders open up to conference participants about what it takes to be effective

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03/01/2014

Conference participants regularly tell us at GEO how much they value hearing from nonprofit leaders during our events. — and many say we should feature these leaders even more. Why? While we are all in this work to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations, I think it’s because we rarely have an opportunity for frank conversations with leaders about how to support their effectiveness.

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5 Reasons to Use the GEO Conference App

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03/01/2014

You may be wondering if the the GEO Conference App is really worth your time, energy, and battery life.  Perhaps like me, you've tried conference apps before, but they were so limited in functionality that, crest fallen, you begrudgingly resorted back to the pocket-size paper schedule that was in a font too small to see, even with your glasses on.  Let's be clear, the purpose of a good conference app is to make a day in the life of a conference attendee easi

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3 Insights for Evaluation

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03/01/2014

Many evaluations are guided a by time-tested set of questions: what happened? how efficiently and effectively were the results achieved? What are the next steps? Speakers at GEO's 2014 Conference in Los Angeles are asking some additional questions. In doing so, they add important layers of nuance to the foundational practices of evaluation in philanthropy. Here are three top take-aways on evaluation from the first two days of the GEO Conference:

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