In August of 2016, GCIR had only one question about the Forum’s Drupal-Salesforce platform: How soon can we launch? Chats with several members of the collaborative left us chomping at the bit. Make our time-consuming membership renewal process more efficient? Yes, please. Streamline event registration tracking and analysis? Absolutely. Integrations with core services like MailChimp, ReadyTalk, and more? Yes, yes, yes. From automation of simple tasks and centralizing our far-flung data to joining a community of experts from similar organizations, we wanted to launch tomorrow.
To meet the challenges of growth and build new systems to manage our expanding network and programming, NFG joined the Knowledge Management Collaborative of the United Philanthropy Forum in 2017. We have been fortunate to have the help of the Forum in our journey towards better information management, and offer the following reflections from our experience.
Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer shares a reflection about how a grant from a small foundation back in the 1990s shifted his understanding of the value that philanthropy brings to our society.
Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer announces the release of a new video that highlights the role that racial equity plays in the work of our members.
Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer shares four learnings from a two-year effort to engage foundations in building openness and transparency, made possible with support from the Fund for Shared Insight.
A guest post from Benjamin Bellegy, Executive Director at the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) about the value of philanthropy-serving organizations and a new campagin launched by WINGS members - #LiftUpPhilanthropy - to promote the importance of strong philanthropy support ecosystems.
Forum's President and CEO David Biemesderfer encourages those who care about having a strong and vital philanthropy sector in our country to join the Forum and our members and colleagues across the country at Foundations on the Hill, March 11-13 in Washington, DC.
Forum President & CEO David Biemesderfer shares reflections on some key findings from the 2018 Key Metrics for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations report.
Forum President and CEO participated in a Civil Rights Learning Journey presented by the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers and Leadership Greater Washington. He shares his reflections from four days traveling through the Deep South with a group of 25 philanthropy, nonprofit and business leaders from the Washington, DC region, starting in Memphis and driving through the heart of Mississippi and Alabama.
Forum President and CEO shares reflections on some key findings from the recently released report, Strengthening Philanthropy’s Capacity to Engage in Policy: Progress Report on United Philanthropy Forum’s PolicyWorks Initiative.