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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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Measuring Leadership for Social Change

The Packard Foundation believes in supporting and investing in leaders who are at the heart of organizations and movements in order to strengthen a given field or system. After all, people power the programs, strategies, campaigns, and networks working toward social change in our world. While investments in leadership development have hovered at 1 percent…

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The Power of Building a Brand

This guest post on the transformative power of a new brand strategy comes from Hannah Walker at the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), a Packard Foundation grantee partner based in Switzerland. RSB is a global, multi-stakeholder independent organisation that drives the development of a new world bioeconomy through sustainability solutions, certification, innovation, and collaborative partnerships. Over the past…

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Supporting and Measuring a Robust Reproductive Health Ecosystem in Mississippi and Louisiana

In 2014, the Packard Foundation’s Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) program began providing funding in Louisiana and Mississippi—two southern states where the regulatory environment has hampered reproductive health, rights, and reproductive justice efforts, and where there are also inspiring, passionate communities of advocates and organizations working toward reproductive health, rights, and justice. In the Packard…

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