Effective Communities Project became the organizational home of Steven E. Mayer after he left Rainbow Research, Inc. in December 1997.
Measures of success, especially in the nonprofit world, reflect someone’s personal vision of success. The choice of measures for gauging the success or effectiveness of a nonprofit organization is not as objective as one might […]
When trouble brews… When trouble brews and the people in charge realize there’s trouble ahead, politicians like to double down on Education. But doubling down on Education works only when our Justice systems and Economics […]
“In human society, relationships act as a basic infrastructure, providing an underlying framework for getting things done.” This is one of the key insights of Betty Emarita, of Training and Development Resources, as part of […]
Decision-making in philanthropy There seems to be an obsession in philanthropy these days with “data-driven decision-making.” There is no argument in philanthropy less productive than the supposed fight between strategic vs. compassionate grantmaking. Should a […]
Can philanthropy create greater racial equity and social justice? Good question. And the answer is Yes, we learned in a five-year inquiry with support from the Ford Foundation. What does philanthropy do to make progress […]
Philanthropy can help with creating more racial equity and social justice. How? Grants can be made for the following purposes: Strengthen Organizations and Networks Listening, reflecting, learning – and shaping improved efforts Strengthening personal, leadership […]
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