Featured Tools & Resources

On this page, you'll find useful guides, documents and other great resources which were created by NGEC staff and AAPIP.

For additional tools from other nonprofit, philanthropic and grassroots community organizations, visit our general Resources List.

 

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"Building Organizational Capacity for Social Justice:
Framework, Approach & Tools"

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This packet contains in-depth information about NGEC's capacity building framework and the accompanying tools we developed for use within NGEC's Organizational Fellowship Program (OFP) currently being tested in Minnesota and California.

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"Chronicles of Change: A Guide to an Organization's Theory of Social Change"

We believe that all social justice organizations are drivers of change and delivery agents of solutions in the social justice movement. As such, each should have a Theory of Social Change (TOSC) to be most effective and sustainable.

As part of the journey in the NGEC's Organizational Fellowship Program (OFP), we developed this 80-page guide to help the cohort groups in our 3-year program through the larger process of defining or refining their organization's role in the social justice movement. We believe that the combination of process and product makes a TOSC critical to organizational transformation. The activities detailed in this guide can help groups identify existing organizational assets and suggests ways to effectively engage organizational stakeholders in the TOSC development process.

 

TOSC

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Sample exercises and team activities from the OFP

These tools were developed for use in NGEC's Oroganizational Fellowship Program with our 12 Asian American partner organizations in Minnesota and California. 

Although they represent just one aspect of a larger, more intensive capacity building program, NGEC shares these resources in the spirit of making them available to wider audiences.  We welcome and appreciate your feedback as we continue to refine and update our tools.

"Exploring Our Values" Exercise

"Fictional VRC Role Play" Exercise

"Organization Alignment" Exercise

"Organizational Transformation Role Play" Exercise

"Zooming In and Zooming Out" Exercise

 

 

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NGEC Guide on Community Engagement:
Making Social Justice Work Inclusive (2009)

NGEC Guide on Community Engagement

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This is an overview and summary of NGEC's Community Engagement Process.  In Minnesota, NGEC provided financial support, technical assistance and a joint learning space for 22 local Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) groups. We learned a great deal from this effort, and believe that others aiming to be more inclusive and effective can do so by including community engagement in their planning, implementation, and continuing interpretation of progress as well. This guide attempts to share highlights from our process, tools and methods that others might consider for their community engagement.

 

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Facilitation Guide for Community Engagement
by the National Gender and Equity Campaign in Minnesota (2008)

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This is the full version guide written for Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations and community groups in Minnesota that were National Gender & Equity Campaign partners.  This guide is intended as a resource for community-based groups who seek ways to effectively dialogue with the communities they serve.  This facilitation guide also helps communities collectively explore the vision, the assets and the common themes that help build a movement for positive and lasting social change.

 

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Justice Rising: Sparking Dialogue for Democracy - A Video Discussion Guide

Justice Rising - NGEC Video Discussion Guide

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This guide is designed to accompany the videos produced by NGEC called, "Justice Rising: Sparking Dialogue for Democracy". The intended audiences for the video and this guide are individuals and organizations who are exploring the meaning of social justice in their work. The Justice Rising video offers various definitions and organizational strategies for advancing social justice in communities. It focuses on the importance of giving meaning to social justice as a concept and a framework, and shares tangible examples of how some groups have responded by creating programs and carrying out specific strategies.

 

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AAPIP - Growing Opportunities: Will Funding Follow the Rise in Foundation Assets and Growth of AAPI Populations? (2007)

AAPIP Growing Opportunities Report

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The giving trends of the top U.S. foundations to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities has not kept pace with the growth of these communities or of foundation assets, according to a new report released on June 21, 2007 by AAPIP. The report, Growing Opportunities, looks at the country's top 20 national foundations' grantmaking between 1990 and 2002 and finds significant funding disparities to AAPI communities in several areas. The report concludes with a call to action to the philanthropy field to reduce these gaps.