Category: Capacity Building Basics

Top Ten OE Knowledge Center Resources of 2018

To support our partners in sorting through the many capacity-building resources available in the field, the Organizational Effectiveness team built the OE Knowledge Center in 2016. The Knowledge Center is a free online knowledge-sharing platform that offers a wide range of resources for nonprofit leaders, organizations, networks, fields, and movements. In 2018, over 4,600 users…

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Strengthening the Hearts and Lungs of Social Change

Heart and Lungs of Social Change

Reprinted with permission from The Center for Effective Philanthropy. You can link to the article on their website here. As funders, we are privileged to support leaders, organizations, and networks that create movements for change. To succeed, that work must be done in partnership, moving together toward our shared goals for positive impact in the world….

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Learn Foundation Law: New Resources on Advocacy & Lobbying

Today’s post is written by the Office of the General Counsel at the Packard Foundation. The legal and compliance teams are responsible for helping program staff get good grants out the door and into the hands of the organizations with whom we partner. This team is excited to share a new resource for grantee partner…

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Becoming One of the Best NGOs to Work for in India

The Organizational Effectiveness team is delighted to share this post from Jyoti Puri, the Human Resources Director at Ipas Development Foundation (IDF), on her experience in implementing a talent management OE project that not only boosted staff morale but also impacted IDF’s ability to attract new and better talent. The Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) is…

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How I Learned to Love the Re-Org

All the best projects start with pen to paper. In 2016, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, a Packard Foundation Local Grantmaking Program grantee, received an Organizational Effectiveness (OE) grant to support a reorganization of their staffing structure. Nina Simon, the museum’s executive director and author of her own highly engaging Museum 2.0…

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