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In the span of only a few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily routines and impacted communities across the world in unprecedented ways. No corner of our society has been left untouched by the effects of the pandemic, including the nonprofit sector. To understand how this pandemic could impact the nonprofit community, Fidelity Charitable conducted a survey to gauge how regular charitable supporters are thinking about philanthropy in response to the pandemic and how the situation could affect their giving and volunteering behaviors.
Pew Research Center;
Pew Research Center conducted this study to understand how Americans are viewing proposals aimed at addressing policing in the aftermath of the widely covered deaths of several Black people in police custody, as well as widespread protests against racism and excessive use of force by police. For this analysis, 4,708 U.S. adults were surveyed in June 2020. Everyone who took part is a member of Pew Research Center's American Trends Panel (ATP), an online survey panel that is recruited through national, random sampling of residential addresses. This way nearly all U.S. adults have a chance of selection. The survey is weighted to be representative of the U.S. adult population by gender, race, ethnicity, partisan affiliation, education and other categories.
Convergence Design Lab;
YOUTH WHO TAKE PART IN SPY HOP'S CORE AFTER-SCHOOL CLASSES LEARN DEEPLY. Students push themselves creatively and learn increasingly sophisticated skills in video, audio and music production. In the process, they gain confidence in their abilities and develop identities as creative artists. Spy Hop participants also learn in ways that go well beyond their mastery of a craft. They learn to work as part of a team to solve problems. They learn to think critically and assess their creative choices. They discover that they have a strong voice in their community.These additional skills and insights prepare students for success in whatever career field they choose. What's more, their Spy Hop experience empowers students to become more effective citizens. Youth who complete Spy Hop programming are well positioned to navigate a world of "fake news" and are more civically engaged than their peers.
Ce rapport se penche sur le rôle de l'éducation secondaire dans l'acquisition descompétences, des connaissances et du savoir-faire nécessaires aux jeunes pour réussir surun marché du travail dynamique et mondialisé, de plus en plus marqué par le numériqueet l'automatisation. S'appuyant sur une grande variété de recherches menées par desexperts en Afrique et dans le monde, le rapport « Éducation secondaire en Afrique » faitétat des progrès accomplis et fournit aux décideurs ainsi qu'à l'ensemble des acteurs del'éducation qui cherchent des moyens d'améliorer l'accès à un enseignement secondairepertinent et de qualité des exemples de pratiques prometteuses mises en place dans larégion et au-delà. Il examine les facteurs qui facilitent la réforme et l'innovation à tous lesniveaux du système d'éducation.Ce rapport ne se veut pas une feuille de route. Son objectif est plutôt de souligner lanécessité urgente d'améliorer les systèmes d'éducation et de contribuer au dialogue surles moyens qui permettront à l'Afrique de tirer le meilleur parti de sa jeunesse croissante.Nous espérons que ce rapport aidera les décideurs, le secteur privé, les éducateurs, lesphilanthropes et les jeunes eux-mêmes à imaginer l'éducation secondaire dans un monded'après la COVID-19 et à tenir compte des recommandations pratiques pour y parvenir.En présentant des pratiques prometteuses dans une variété de domaines tels que laréforme des programmes scolaires, la formation des enseignants, les approches soupleset les innovations en matière de financement, nous espérons que ces exemples dechangement positif et de progrès durable, par et pour les Africains, sauront montrerla voie.
ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE;
The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) decided to conduct an examination of certain BRI infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific to assess the BRI's likely military and geostrategic aspects. The project was designed to apply fact-based and objective scrutiny to the question of the military intent, involvement, and benefits from the BRI along China's vital supply lines. This report complements ASPI's other ongoing efforts to analyze the BRI such as the "Navigating the Belt and Road" project.
Lurie Institute for Disability Policy;
This report presents a national overview of the barriers to civic engagement that disabled people experience. Drawing on our findings from surveys, a Twitter chat, and interviews, we offer recommendations for the philanthropic sector and for civic engagement organizations aspiring to create a more inclusive and responsive democracy to build civic power among people with disabilities. Civic power in this report is conceptualized as opportunities for people with disabilities to amplify, mobilize, and elevate their voices and infuence within democracy.This report centers the expertise, insights and lived experiences of people with disabilities, including leaders from various disability communities. Our findings reaffirm that no disability rights issue exists outside the sphere of civic engagement and no meaningful civic engagement strategy can emerge without attention to disability rights. Supported by the Ford Foundation's Civic Engagement and Government (CEG) program, this report is a collaboration between the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy and the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, both based at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy. The disability rights mantra "nothing about us, without us" informs the questions, methods and content in this report. We hope the findings and recommendations will inspire new thinking and action within philanthropy and civic engagement spaces, and spark courageous conversations and inform practices within the vital organizations working to strengthen democracy in the United States.
Institute for International Education;
While a lot of research has been done on the role of philanthropy in the United States' higher education system, there is considerably less literature on U.S. and non-U.S. foundations that have funded international scholarship and fellowship programs that focus on social justice, particulary in the last two decades. This study shares findings and reflections about recent initiatives and offers recommendations on what we know is working effectively in this growing landscape. This paper aims to investigate three key questions:Why are U.S. and non-U.S. foundations increasingly interested in investing in international higher education?Why are philanthropies currently focusing on higher education as a form of international development for social change?What can we learn from recent higher education programs that have brought about positive change in social justice through scholarships and fellowships?Notably, we examine scholarship and fellowship programs that are committed to reducing long-standing disparities in higher education. Our study suggests that philanthropic giving for higher education initiatives that specifically promote access and equity among underserved and marginalized communities deserve critical attention and more research. This observation is the principal motive for our study.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors;
Prizes have long been used to recognize achievement and advance innovation and effective solutions. In recent years, prize philanthropy, the use of monetary prizes to recognize achievements or drive developments that benefit society has become more popular among a wider segment of donors. This guide was created to help philanthropists decide whether and how to use prize philanthropy to achieve their goals.
Hawaii Community Foundation;
Network Collaboration for System Change shares Hawai'i Community Foundation's (HCF) insights into a powerful new way of working to catalyze discussions and inspire collaborative efforts across the State of Hawai'i. The report explores HCF's approach to networks that results in identifying elements of success towards impacting systems change for Hawai'i.
After 15 years of evaluation, this report focused on: 1) The demographic, social, and economic trends in Itasca County since Invest Early's inception; 2) The state of early childhood programming internationally; and 3) What makes Invest Early successful, and what improvements are needed. Wilder Research conducted a literature review, a review of indicators of child and family characteristics and well-being, qualitative interviews with Invest Early parents, an analysis of key evaluation data, and a facilitated discussion with community partners.
Health inequities, which are rooted in unjust social and economic inequities, are pervasive and persistent in the state. While the health care sector does not hold sole responsibility for eliminating health inequities, it can leverage its influence through action in collaboration with partners and a long-term commitment to change.This report offers a framework and recommends initial collective action priorities for health care to further leverage its influence to address the root causes of health inequities. It also identifies the next steps needed to move the recommendations from this report into a clear plan for action.This study for the United States of Care Steering Committee included a synthesis of existing data and results from a series of key informant interviews.
Aging and Disability Business Institute;
The Guide to Insurance in Contracting provides general guidance on a variety of insurance options for community-based organizations (CBOs) seeking or engaged in contracting work with health care entities. This new resource guide helps get readers started with the basics of health care contracting insurance.This resource is part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute's multi-part Contracting Toolkit. Additional resource guides can be accessed via their website.Click "Download" to access this resource.