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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Finding Skilled Volunteers for Your Nonprofit

The Organizational Effectiveness (OE) team is often asked where nonprofits can find resources for capacity building projects. Grant funding in this area can be hard to find, and unfortunately, we are not able to provide support for all of the worthy projects that come our way, even for Packard Foundation grantees. In some circumstances, it…

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Capacity Building Consultant Databases

Organizational Effectiveness grants primarily cover the cost of outside consultants who provide outside expertise and build capacity in an organization or network for the future. After decades of capacity building grantmaking, we have learned from our grantees that finding the right consultant is critical to the success of any capacity-building project. So how do you…

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