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SPECIAL PROJECTS

New Special Collection: Participatory Grantmaking

October 02, 2018

Participatory grantmaking encompasses a range of models, methods, challenges, and insights. At its core, this approach to funding cedes decision-making power about grants to the very communities impacted by funding decisions. This special collection gathers the experience and insights of funders who have shifted power and builds on the wisdom explored in the GrantCraft guide …

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

New Special Collection: Democracy

July 04, 2018

With the 2018 U.S. midterm elections just around the corner, we’ve collected social sector research on the topic of American democracy to challenge and complement blog posts and opinion pieces that will be staples of the 24/7 news cycle in the lead up to the elections. You’ll find reports about election and campaign administration, voting …

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OPEN KNOWLEDGE

Open For Good is Doing Great!

February 08, 2018

In July 2017, Foundation Center launched Open For Good — a movement to encourage foundations to openly share their knowledge. When we are #OpenForGood, we all learn from each other — and that can make incredible things happen. Each year, foundations make more than $5 billion in grants toward knowledge production, including assessments, evaluations, reports, …

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EVENTS

Exit Interview: Gabi Discusses Co-Founding IssueLab, the Past 12 Years, and What's Next

December 19, 2017

With a new year comes change, whether you like it or not. And 2018 starts with a tremendous change: Gabriela Fitz will no longer be the Director of Knowledge Management Initiatives at Foundation Center. I know: what?   It’s a change that hits me, the Director of Knowledge Management Systems, particularly hard. Gabi and I …

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FEATURED REPORT

2017 Editorial Review: The Most Shared Report, Staff Picks ...

December 19, 2017

Here we are, at the end of yet another year of knowledge collection and sharing! In celebration of this year’s end, we bring you some of the top viewed and most shared content on IssueLab as well as some quick stats about the IssueLab platform. And because we interact with this content from a lot …

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OPEN KNOWLEDGE

Open Access Week 2017: We're Open in Order to ...

October 18, 2017

Each year during the last week of October, SPARC gathers activists, academics, librarians, publishers, archivists, and students to sing from the rooftops about the critical importance of open access efforts in all sectors and all corners of the globe. And of course IssueLab is glad to join in such good company for International Open Access Week! …

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

Special Collection: Gun Violence

October 03, 2017

The recent mass shooting in Las Vegas has left many of us, again, wondering why this uniquely American problem keeps happening and what can be done about it. This special collection brings together evidence and insights from nonprofits, foundations, and research organizations working to understand the full impact of firearm use and gun violence in the …

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OPEN KNOWLEDGE

New Evaluation Collection Allows Social Sector to Easily Share Results

July 07, 2017

We believe that the ability to learn shouldn’t be limited by who you know. Every day foundations and nonprofits learn hard-earned lessons about what’s worked, what hasn’t, and why. But not enough of them share those lessons consistently and openly. Now there is a simple way for foundations, nonprofits, and the evaluators they work with to …

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OPEN KNOWLEDGE

How to Increase Visibility for Your Nonprofit Report

April 28, 2017

So, you know how attending a conference can let you unhook from your to-do list and take in another way of to-do-ing? You let yourself dream a little, let possibilities come into view. I love that moment of potentiality, though it tends to get chased out pretty quickly by that “uh – we aren’t doing …

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OPEN KNOWLEDGE

Social Change & The Critical Importance of Open Archiving

March 30, 2017

Publisher’s Note: This article originally appeared on HistPhil as part of a forum focused on archives and knowledge management in philanthropy. We’re republishing the article now because of World Backup Day on March 31st, which is an annual reminder to backup important online documents and memories. IssueLab stores critical thought and research outcomes from social sector organizations, …

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