CF Insights asks a very simple but important question: "What if each community foundation could know what all community foundations collectively know?" This collection features research produced and funded by community foundations, and other resources relevant to the field. Contact us at cfinsights@candid.org and visit us at cfinsights.candid.org.

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Building Successful P-3 Initiatives: Foundations and Catalysts for Systems Change Executive Summary

August 1, 2018

Across the United States, there is a growing recognition that early education and K-12 systems require transformative changes to address racial, ethnic, linguistic and economic disparities in school readiness and success.

Building Successful P-3 initiatives: Foundations and Catalysts for Systems Change

August 1, 2018

Across the United States, there is a growing recognition that early education and K-12 systems require transformative changes to address racial, ethnic, linguistic and economic disparities in school readiness and success.

Foundations & Catalysts for Systems Change: Next Steps for Oregon's Early Learning and Education Leaders

August 1, 2018

Early education and K-12 systems require transformative changes to address racial, ethnic, linguistic and economic disparities in school readiness and success.

Foundations & Catalysts for Systems Change: Next Steps for Oregon's Policymakers

August 1, 2018

Early education and K-12 systems require transformative changes to address racial, ethnic, linguistic and economic disparities in school readiness and success.

Early Success in P-3 Family Engagement

May 1, 2018

Evidence and Next Steps for Oregon's Education Leaders

Early Success in P-3 Family Engagement: Evidence and Next Steps for Oregon's Policymakers

May 1, 2018

Prenatal-through-Grade-3 (P-3) initiatives are an innovative approach to improving school readiness for Oregon'schildren.

Volunteering in Oregon Strengths and Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector

July 22, 2016

Volunteering in Oregon2The Volunteering in Oregon (VIO) project, conducted in 2016 and commissioned by The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), sought to explore key questions related to volunteering in Oregon among nonprofits in the state. The VIO project included a statewide electronic survey with a random sample of nonprofit organizations, an electronic survey with a convenience sample of volunteers within these nonprofits, interviews with representatives from nonprofit organizations, and three case studies based on a document review and key stakeholder interviews with representatives of each organization. Ultimately, the aim of the VIO project was to identify recommendations and action steps for how OCF and its partners might best encourage and support effective volunteer engagement and service in Oregon.

Volunteering in Oregon: Volunteer Recruitment Brief

January 1, 2016

The Volunteering in Oregon project, conducted in 2016 and funded by The Oregon Community Foundation, sought to explore key questions related to volunteering in Oregon among nonprofits in the state. The VIO project included a statewide electronic survey with nonprofit organizations, an electronic survey with volunteers within these nonprofits, interviews with representatives from nonprofit organizations and case studies of three organizations with robust volunteer programs. Ultimately, the aim of the VIO project was to identify recommendations and action steps for how OCF and its partners might best encourage and support effective volunteer engagement and service in Oregon. To read the full report, please visit oregoncf.org/VIO2016.This brief is one of three from the VIO project, focusing on specific and/or innovative practices of Oregon nonprofits to recruit volunteers, e.g., the various ways that organizations ask or invite people to work in the organization without pay. The other two briefs focus on volunteer engagement and recognition. What follows is a summary of key volunteer recruitment practices, described by organizations and volunteers involved in the VIO project.

Volunteering in Oregon: Volunteer Recognition Brief

January 1, 2016

The Volunteering in Oregon project, conducted in 2016 and funded by The Oregon Community Foundation, sought to explore key questions related to volunteering in Oregon among nonprofits in the state. The VIO project included a statewide electronic survey with nonprofit organizations, an electronic survey with volunteers within these nonprofits, interviews with representatives from nonprofit organizations and case studies of three organizations with robust volunteer programs. Ultimately, the aim of the VIO project was to identify recommendations and action steps for how OCF and its partners might best encourage and support effective volunteer engagement and service in Oregon. To read the full report, please visit oregoncf.org/VIO2016.This brief is one of three from the VIO project, focusing on specific and/or innovative practices of Oregon non-profits to recognize volunteers, e.g., express appreciation of volunteers and acknowledge the impact of their work. The other two briefs focus on volunteer recruitment and engagement. What follows is a summary of key volunteer recognition practices, described by organizations and volunteers involved in the VIO project.

Volunteering in Oregon: Volunteer Engagement Brief

January 1, 2016

The Volunteering in Oregon project, conducted in 2016 and funded by The Oregon Community Foundation, sought to explore key questions related to volunteering in Oregon among nonprofits in the state. The VIO project included a statewide electronic survey with nonprofit organizations, an electronic survey with volunteers within these nonprofits, interviews with representatives fromnonprofit organizations and case studies of three organizations with robust volunteer programs. Ultimately, the aim of the VIO project was to identify recommendations and action steps for how OCF and its partners might best encourage and support effective volunteer engagementand service in Oregon. To read the full report, please visit oregoncf.org/VIO2016.This brief is one of three from the VIO project, focusing on specific and/or innovative practices of Oregon nonprofits to engage volunteers, e.g., the various ways that organizations involve, utilize and retain volunteers through meaningful service. The other two briefs focus on volunteerrecruitment and recognition. What follows is a summary of key volunteer engagement practices, described by organizations and volunteers involved in the VIO project.