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Philanthropy and COVID-19: Examining two years of giving

May 25, 2022

Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) released a new report, Philanthropy and COVID-19: Examining giving in 2021, that details COVID-19-related philanthropic funding in 2021. Candid and CDP's third assessment of COVID-19 philanthropic data emphasizes that it will take decades for many communities to recover from the compounding effects of the pandemic. It highlights the role funders will play in long-term recovery from the pandemic, and CDP provides actionable steps funders can take to invigorate their COVID-19 giving strategy.

Philanthropy and COVID-19 in 2020: Measuring One Year of Giving

March 3, 2021

It has been a year since the global outbreak of COVID-19, and the world is still recovering and operating in what we have come to accept as the "new normal." In 2020, we saw funders react swiftly, not only directing emergency funds to organizations on the ground but also committing to changes in their grantmaking practices and priorities to better help nonprofits face the myriad challenges brought on by the pandemic. In this report, Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy look at the global philanthropic response to COVID-19 in 2020.

New Graduate RN Transition Program Evaluation and Replication

May 25, 2012

Evaluates the impact of pilot programs to improve new nurses' self-confidence, competencies in acute and non-acute specialties and advanced generalist skills, and employment outcomes. Includes best practices and recommendations for future programs.

Needs Scan Report: Identifying the Organizational Effectiveness Needs of Nonprofit Organizations in the Greater New Orleans Region

September 30, 2011

Presents data on and grantees' insights into the organizational capacity issues of nonprofits, including service gaps outside New Orleans, connected priority needs, fundraising and finances, and fragmentation of the sector. Makes recommendations.

Indiana Nonprofit Employment: 2009 Update

August 15, 2011

Analyzes recent trends in the state's nonprofit employment, including proportion of overall employment; payroll growth, distribution, and wages by sector; nonprofit and for-profit wage gap; and proportion of nonprofit workers employed by charities.

Funding the Future: Resources for Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Programs in Developing Countries

January 1, 2001

Provides a directory of over 90 foundations, agencies, and organizations that support adolescent reproductive and sexual health related programs in developing countries, through direct and/or indirect financing, technical assistance, and information.