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Crafting Your IT Security Policy

Publication date: 
08/2017
We all have questions on security at our nonprofit organizations. This month CTO Matt Eshleman walks you through writing or updating an official policy – the questions to ask and the main issues your security policy needs to address. I know we have an IT security policy at my organization, but I’m not sure it is up to date with all the new cloud applications we’re using and all the new security risks I read about. Everyone uses their own devices to work in and out of the office – how can I support them without creating extra security risks? What do we need to do if a device is stolen? How do...
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Generations Together: A Curriculum for Engaging Youth in Family Philanthropy

Publication date: 
02/2016
Generations Together is many things: a curriculum that could be followed step-by-step for a comprehensive learning experience, a collection of resources to tap when the time is right, or an ongoing source of inspiration and ideas. It was designed for giving families at every phase—whether you are just starting out or have been active for decades and generations.
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Washington Update PolicyWorks 2014

Publication date: 
08/2014
PowerPoint slides from "The Washington Update," a presentation by Sue Santa, Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs at the Council on Foundations, at the PolicyWorks Institute 2014. Topics include the 2014 mid-term elections, the America Gives More Act, and Chairman David Camp's discussion draft on tax reform.
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Moving Funders in Support of Policy Work

Publication date: 
08/2014
PowerPoint slides from Richard Figueroa's "Moving Funders in Support of Policy Work" presented at the 2014 PolicyWorks Institute. This session discussed how a group of California funders are collaborating on social change as a starting point for a broader conversation on the value and ways that RAs can participate and support this kind of collaborative philanthropic effort.
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Vision and Voice: The Role of Leadership and Dialogue in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Publication date: 
04/2014
Despite a field replete with research, analysis, recommended policies and practices — not to mention an abundance of educational programs and frameworks for grantmaking to diverse communities — philanthropic leaders have been slow to advance these values in their foundations. Philanthropy Northwest (PNW) wondered: what is getting in the way? Why are good intentions, buttressed with theory and practical advice, not achieving better results on measures of diversity, equity and inclusion? With the support of the D5 Coalition, PNW began a year-long study to explore these questions. The study was...
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Dreamforce 2013 Presentation

Publication date: 
11/2013
In November 2013, the Forum’s Val Rozansky, along with Kim Snipes from Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers and Bill Corkill from Council of Michigan Foundations, presented on the Drupal-Salesforce platform at Dreamforce, the Salesforce users conference.
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Corporate Foundations - Building the Appropriate Structures

This PowerPoint presentation developed by Southeastern Council of Foundations provides an excellent overview to the pros and cons of different philanthropic structures for Corporate entities, including Corporate Foundations, Corporate Giving Programs, and working through Community Foundations.

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