We are excited to announce the launch of the Disaster Philanthropy Playbook, the comprehensive resource of best practices and innovative approaches to guide the philanthropic community in responding to future disasters!
A vital new resource is now available to help philanthropy respond to future disasters: the Disaster Philanthropy Playbook. The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, which is the largest network serving philanthropy in America, is pleased to have been a partner in helping to create the Playbook, working closely with the two organizations that took a lead role in its development: the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG), a Forum member, and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP).
On October 27-29, San Diego Grantmakers' Beeta Jahedi attended the Equity Summit in Los Angeles, CA. Beeta shared her experience and key takeaways from the event.
Gretchen Greiner-Lott, Vice President of Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, offers her takeaways from a recent meeting between White House staff and Regional Association leaders on the topic of immigration.
10 Questions or Less is a feature through which we get to know regional association staff members a little better—their work, what drives them, and more. This week we talk with Dwayne Marshall, Director of Programs and Partnerships at the Southeastern Council of Foundations.
Guest post by Gail Pinkham, Director of Communications, Associated Grant Makers.
On May 31, an op-ed appeared in the New York Times, Who Will Watch the Charities?, from David Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, calling for more oversight of the philanthropic sector and presents four ideas for reform. The Forum and Philanthropy New York, along with others in the field, have submitted responses over the past couple of days.
The gist of the product teams approach is recognizing that great technology is essential to delivering our programs and creating the impact we want to have in the world. Each key technology system is treated as a "product" and managed by a team comprised of both technology people and "domain experts" who bring in-the-trenches programmatic and business process knowledge. Most importantly, though, products are resourced and managed on a permanent, ongoing basis, not as one-time, "big-bang" initiatives.
In a guest blog post for the D5 Coalition, Debbie McKeon of the Council of Michigan Foundations reveals the genesis of CMF's successful "Is Your Foundation Leveraging the Power of Differences?" Discussion and Assessment Toolkit.
David Biemesderfer, Board Chair of the Forum and the President & CEO of the Florida Philanthropic Network discusses the power of the Forum Network to advance philanthropy and the recent success of Foundations on the Hill on the Center for Effective Philanthropy's blog.