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Why We Rhize: Enseignements tirés d’une décennie de soutien aux mouvements

December 19, 2023

Ce rapport vise à rendre hommage à l'héritage de Rhize et à documenter ses nombreux impacts, tout en distillant les défis et les enseignements sur divers thèmes pertinents pour les organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) qui travaillent sur le changement social dans le monde entier. En tant que tel, ce rapport n'offre pas de descriptions exhaustives du travail programmatique d'une ONG, comme le ferait un rapport annuel ou un site Web. Au lieu de cela, il offre une histoire organisationnelle à travers un récit, à plusieurs voix, des rebondissements d'une ONG, en s'appuyant sur des entretiens avec 15 parties prenantes clés de divers points tout au long de son parcours sur dix ans.---This report aims to celebrate Rhize's legacy and document its many impacts, while also distilling challenges and learnings on diverse themes relevant to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in social change worldwide. As such, this report does not offer exhaustive descriptions of an NGO's programmatic work, as an annual report or a website might. Instead, it offers an organizational history through a multi-voiced narrative of an NGO's twists and turns, drawing from interviews with 15 key stakeholders from various points throughout its decade-long journey.


Why We Rhize: Learnings from a Decade of Supporting Movements

December 19, 2023

This report aims to celebrate Rhize's legacy and document its many impacts, while also distilling challenges and learnings on diverse themes relevant to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working in social change worldwide. As such, this report does not offer exhaustive descriptions of an NGO's programmatic work, as an annual report or a website might. Instead, it offers an organizational history through a multi-voiced narrative of an NGO's twists and turns, drawing from interviews with 15 key stakeholders from various points throughout its decade-long journey.


The next wave of disruption: Emerging market media use of artificial intelligence and machine learning

July 19, 2021

In frontier and emerging media markets across the globe, there are many new opportunities in newsrooms to innovate through artificial intelligence, machine learning and data processing. In this report, IMS, The Fix and the Latin American Centre for Investigative Journalism (The CLIP) have drawn the lens to fast-rising developmental changes capable of driving digital transformation in business and journalism by understanding how those newsrooms can use technology to develop a data and user-led approach to newsgathering, content, distribution, marketing and sales, and post-sale services.

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6th Global Media Monitoring Project

July 13, 2021

The emergence and rapid proliferation of Covid-19 made the 2020 implementation of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) the most extraordinary since the initiative's inception in 1995. Yet, despite the pandemic, the number of participating countries, media and stories monitored was the highest ever. GMMP 2020 was implemented in 116 countries and covered 30,172 stories published in newspapers, broadcast on radio and television, and disseminated on news websites and via news media tweets. Twenty-five percent of stories in the sample carried a coronavirus sub- or principal theme. A tweak in the methodology still made it possible to analyze the stories along the classic GMMP major topic categories of politics & government, economy, science & health, social & legal, crime & violence and celebrity/media/arts & sports. The GMMP 2020 topics' structure carved out a seventh major topic "gender & related", in which to cluster stories specific to sexual harassment, rape, #MeToo and similar gender-specific stories.

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Closing the "Gap" Between Competency and Commitment in Minnesota: Ideas from National Standards and Practices in Other States

January 9, 2018

In Minnesota, a "gap" exists in the justice system for defendants with mental illness. Defendants in criminal cases are found incompetent to stand trial, yet do not meet the higher standard for civil commitment. Commitment is the only way to receive competency restoration treatment, so individuals who do not meet the standard are unable to resolve their criminal cases or to receive treatment. The Robina Institute conducted research see how other states address incompetency.


2016 Great Apes Evaluation Report

August 1, 2017

The overall goal of the Arcus Great Ape Program (GAP) is to achieve conservation and respect for great apes and gibbons. The foundation tracks and assesses the progress and effects of the Great Ape Program through a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system that enables it to gather and analyze data from a variety of sources—grantees, conservationists in the field and in academic research settings, and relevant databases—to measure progress along specific indicators and milestones to assess the status of goals, outcomes, and targets. The 2016 Monitoring and Evaluation report presents the program's progress against baselines set in 2010;highlights important issues that will inform and shape broader strategy of GAP; and provides a indication of impact since the previous 2013 evaluation and 2010 baselines.

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Supporting Unlicensed Kinship Caregivers, Family Ties: Analysis From a State-By-State Survey of Kinship Care Policies

April 8, 2024

A policy survey fielded in 2022 for the Annie E. Casey Foundation by Child Trends shines new light on inequitable support for children living with unlicensed kinship caregivers. This brief shares findings about states' placement requirements, services and financial assistance for unlicensed caregivers. The role of unlicensed kinship caregivers in children's lives is no less than that of licensed foster parents, kin or unrelated; and the expenses of caring for children are the same. Yet unlicensed caregivers do not have the same access to support as kin or non-kin licensed foster parents, the survey found. Many agencies offer these caregivers fewer and different types of support and training. The survey asked states about policies not practices, therefore some states may provide additional support or conduct approval processes that were not included in their survey responses. 

Healthy Places NC: 10 Years That Changed the Way We Work

April 3, 2024

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust launched an ambitious place-based program in 2012 to improve health in rural communities around our home state of North Carolina. Over the last decade, the Trust worked with residents to develop community-driven strategies to improve health outcomes in 10 rural counties, providing more than $100 million in grants and support to these communities.This report looks back at this work and offers key findings about what the Trust and Healthy Places NC counties accomplished. It identifies challenges and provides lessons for other funders interested in rural place-based work. We hope this 10-year evaluation serves as a resource to others investing in long-term community-led change. 

In Abundance: An Analysis of the Thriving Landscape of Collective Giving in the U.S.

April 2, 2024

Collective giving, a tradition observed across various cultures worldwide, epitomizes the ethos of people coming together to affect change. From tandas in Mexico to gehs in Korea and sou sous in West African countries, the collective giving model has historically served as a cornerstone of community generosity, supporting family, friends, and the community itself (Bearman, 2007; Eikenberry, 2006). In the United States, this practice has blossomed into a model of community-based giving that has experienced a significant surge in popularity over the last two decades (Bearman et al., 2017), with early research focusing on the key role of women in giving circles (Shaw-Hardy, 2005).Philanthropy today faces many critical and complex challenges that are both uniquely  urgent for our sector and grounded in wider forces beyond our control. Historic inflation, pandemic-era economic stress, and a general sense of powerlessness are intersecting with a decline in the number of households giving (Rooney, 2019) and volunteering (Dietz & Grimm, 2023). Megadonors are simultaneously pouring billions of dollars into nonprofit causes and prompting concerns about drastically shifting the balance of power (Johnson, 2021). And a new era of racial reckoning and awareness is driving demands for meaningful change in both public and private spaces, even as a range of court decisions and state and federal legislation enter the equation. Philanthropy — alongside countless individuals, institutions, and networks in the U.S. and abroad — is wrestling with what it will mean, and what it will take, to truly embrace principles of equity, inclusion, and justice in their work (Mercado, 2023).Within this context, collective giving has emerged as a growing force in the philanthropic sector. Since 2001, thousands of collective giving groups have galvanized hundreds of thousands of philanthropists to collectively contribute billions of dollars to various causes. And the movement is speeding up: data shared in this report demonstrate that new participation rates have more than doubled every five years since the turn of the millennium.The last major study of collective giving was published in 2017 by the Collective Giving Research Group. The Landscape of Giving Circles/Collective Giving Groups in the U.S. found that more than 150,000 people within 1,600 groups had participated in collective giving, jointly moving $1.29 billion into communities across the country since their inception (Bearman et al., 2017). In Abundance: An Analysis of the Thriving Landscape of Collective Giving in the U.S. builds on this initial knowledge base to demonstrate the tremendous growth of this movement: between 2017 and 2023, nearly 4,000 collective giving groups mobilized approximately 370,000 philanthropists to donate more than $3.1 billion — indicating more than 140% growth in both participation and total monetary donations in a third of the timeframe. Based on these findings, the movement is now on a trajectory to double again in the next five years, cementing its place as a force to be reckoned with in the philanthropic landscape.

A Holistic Approach to Funding Women Environmental Defenders

April 2, 2024

Women environmental defenders are often at the forefront of protecting biodiversity, ensuring food security and sovereignty, and advancing the rights of local communities against environmental injustices caused by extractivism. However, they bear a disproportionate burden of harm due to systems of patriarchy and entrenched gender roles. WEDs face grave risks of retaliation, including gender-based violence, physical assault, psychological abuse, kidnapping, intimidation, false legal charges, defamation, and criminalization, yet they are often working for communal wellbeing. As noted by one of Global Greengrants Fund's advisors, "Organizations led by men often end up negotiating with corporations for material benefits, yet in the case of women, this doesn't happen because the health and security of families and communities aren't for sale."WEDs are powerful solution-holders because they recognize a holistic approach is crucial for building a better future now, and for generations to come. The climate crisis connects all of our fates, and our response as funders should likewise come from a connected and intersectional understanding. We must broadly support the WEDs who are bravely resisting the systems of oppression that created the crisis. This report compiles recommendations and practical steps for environmental justice funders to move from understanding towards action. 

Reevaluating Practice: Reimagining Philanthropy

April 1, 2024

In 2019, the Edward W. Hazen Foundation's board of directors decided to sunset the foundation. We were determined to move the full corpus into communities by 2025—a century after the Foundation's establishment.We made a commitment to center the communities and organizations that the Foundation serves by asking the field to help us design our plan for grantmaking and other sunsetting activities. This initiated a five-year spend-down strategy that included multi-year general operating support, along with various other forms of assistance such as consulting, training, peer learning, and more, in response to the requests of grantees.As we approached our final months, we asked our grantees to share their experience with philanthropy as the basis of our final message to the sector. We hope you will find their insights and aspirations for the field informative.Our partners describe how the power imbalance between funders and grantees weakens the resilience and impact of social justice organizations, affecting the progressive movement's overall health and efficacy. Their insights also reveal how funders' charitable mindset—contrary to a justice-oriented approach—can prioritize ameliorating the symptoms of systemic issues over supporting the individuals tackling these challenges, often replicating these very symptoms within their institutions. Our grantees also share examples of effective and equitable practices from some of our peer institutions, which we are eager to recognize. 

Worker Well-Being Is Community Well-Being: Why the Human Service Workforce Needs a Living Wage

March 22, 2024

Insufficient reimbursement rates and inadequate state contracts impact the health and human services sector at every level. Previous Illinois Partners for Human Service research provides insight into how workforce stability is impacted by deficient funding, but a critical piece has been missing in the discourse. "Worker Well-Being is Community Well-Being: Why the Human Services Workforce Needs a Living Wage" fills that void by presenting new data through a lens rooted in the broader social and fiscal issues that shape our economy and is framed by the voices and experiences of people working on the frontline of services.  

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