This resource has been designed and assembled by the Macro International evaluation team with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a starter kit to promote the integration of effective evaluation into grantmaker education programs.
The Economic Scenario Planning (ESP) Model, or "Stress Test," allows community foundations to create five-year forecasts to answer questions such as: What will be the impact of different investment performance scenarios on asset levels? What amount of grantmaking can we expect in the next few years? What happens to our economics if donors behave in different ways?
A database maintained by Social Media Governance including over 125 sample social media policies from major corporations and nonprofits.
A template to help you get started creating your own logic model. As you fill in the logic model template, start by filling in the “problem” that the program addresses and the goal that the program has set relative to that problem, as well as corresponding sub-problems and sub-goals. Next, note any resources that are available to the program. Work from right to-left to fill in long-term outcomes, short-term outcomes, output measures, and finally program activities.
PolicyTool is a social media policy generator that simplifies the process of creating guidelines that respect the rights of your employees while protecting your brand online.
The PolicyWorks Starter Kit has been created for use by the PolicyWorks Community of regional associations of grantmakers who have made a commitment to growing their capacity and increasing their work in government relations and public policy work.
From the Aspen Institute's Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, this report provides examples of foundations that decided to spend down their assets within a set period of time instead of existing in perpetuity. The report provides donors and foundations with models for consideration in their own policies and planning.
Do you have policies that you could share about foundation staff sitting on nonprofit boards, particularly if the policy addresses situations where that nonprofit is a grantee? We’re looking for something above and beyond a conflict of interest statement.
Find a collection of resources on the how-tos of building your organization's budget.
While nearly all provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act apply only to publicly traded corporations, nonprofits may want to review them and adopt particular governance practices. Learn about the provisions of this bill and their relevance to nonprofits from the Independent Sector and BoardSource.