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Resources from Powerful Grants Data at Your Fingertips: Foundation Maps - California

Publication date: 
04/19/2016

Resources from the April 18, 2016 statewide webinar are Foundation Maps - California, a real-time grants mapping tool supported by Foundation Center and made available free of charge to members of Southern California Grantmakers, Northern California Grantmakers, and San Diego Grantmakers.

>> Access the webinar recording

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Communications Toolkit for Social Justice Advocates

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04/13/2016

Meet Helvetika Bold, a superhero who champions for social justice using powerful words to break the grip of villains like Mindset and his weapon the dominant narrative. She is the public face of Vision, Values and Voice, a comic-book style communications toolkit from the Opportunity Agenda designed to help social justice advocates win victories in the world of 21st-century movements and media.

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Communicating Social Impact

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04/06/2016

Communicating Social Impact, a research report from The Conference Board, address how a ‘master narrative’ crystalizes the essence of your CSR commitment and engages and activates your stakeholders. To be successful, your overarching social impact message—what we refer to as a master narrative—must authentically reflect your company values and capture how your CSR is delivering against your brand promise. In addition, organizational transparency is essential for building trust. These two components should be the “holy grail” for CSR communicators.

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Resources from Working Smarter with Data: Classroom Tutorial on "Foundation Maps - California"

Publication date: 
02/11/2016

Get on the Map/E-Reporting Instructions: https://www.socalgrantmakers.org/get-map

Access to Foundation Maps: California platform: https://www.socalgrantmakers.org/visualizing-california-map

GeoTree – An Interactive Tool for Classifying Geographic Focus: http://geotree.foundationcenter.org/

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Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency

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02/01/2014

Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency explores how transparency can strengthen credibility, improve grantee relationships, facilitate greater collaboration, increase public trust, reduce duplication of effort, and build communities of shared learning. Content is organized into five topical chapters so that you can focus on exploring one approach to transparency at a time.

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Grantees' Limited Use of Foundations' Social Media

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01/01/2012
While social media is increasingly ubiquitous among foundations and nonprofits, recent research finds that few surveyed grantees are using social media from their foundation funders or their funders’ staff. Those who do are finding foundations’ social media less helpful than other communication resources.
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