The October edition of our month-by-month advocacy guide focuses on how to engage in elections. With off-year elections coming up in November, it is an appropriate time to focus on this issue, and perhaps stimulate some thinking on how your organization might get engaged in the elections in 2018 and beyond.shington to face debates over tax reform, and everyone re-focused on work after the summer holidays, this is an opportune moment to get our issues on policymakers’ radar.
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Our first-ever 2017 Compensation & Benefits for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations report provides comprehensive data and analyses on the employment practices of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs).
Our first-ever 2017 Compensation & Benefits for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations report provides comprehensive benchmarking data and analyses on the employment practices of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). The full report is accessible to our members.
Fund the People created this toolkit to provide practical guidance, promising practices, and illustrative data to help funders, nonprofits, and others to maximize investments in the nonprofit workforce.
Guidance on how your foundation can play a role in engaging the business sector to help achieve a successful 2020 Census.
Background on the critical nature of the Census as a part of the private sector.
Sample communications from philanthropy-serving organizations with members about how they can better engage with the organization and get the most out of their membership.
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 ...
Many organizations work with their staff and/or membership committee to schedule calls or in-person visits with current members to thank them for their membership, review the benefits of membership, discuss past and current engagement opportunities, get feedback, etc.
Minnesota Council on Foundation's playbook for its members on its collaborative philanthropy model. It includes an overview of MCF’s collaborative philanthropy model; one-pagers about each component of the model; planning templates and guides for starting a network, working group or collaboration; other ways MCF can support peer learning and networking through program partnerships and a quick-start guide for its online community “The Hub.”
To get a better sense of how other organizations use their membership committees, CNJG selected a few similiar-sized regional philanthropy-serving organizations to interview. A recap of those conversations is now avialable.
Northern California Grantmakers’ Manager, Regional Vibrancy and Sustainability interview a selection of philanthropy-serving organizations between November 2016 – March 2017 to understand how PSOs have been involved in responding to disasters (natural or man-made community disasters).
This document from the Leadership Conference Education Fund explores why the 2020 census is a civil rights issue; why the census is an urgent issue; principles of a fair and accurate census; and what action is needed.
The Leadership Conference Education Fund released answers to common questions regarding the local updating of census addresses (LUCA).
This resource from the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) explains what we know about census accuracy and why it matters to funders and their grantees.
This guide provides resources to help you and your members connect with your legislators during the 2017 abbreviated congressional August recess.
This workbook to help you think through specific policies to manage your nonprofit’s risk. It contains prompts to help you create and document policies for the acceptable use of technology and networks, personal devices for work, how to provide IT guidance to “accidental techies,” how to respond to an IT incident, and how to recover your technology after a major disaster.
Photos and bios for speakers at the 2017 PolicyWorks Institute in San Francisco, CA.
The Forum submitted a written statement to the Hearing on Examining a Church’s Right to Free Speech Before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations and Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules in support of upholding the Johnson Amendment.
For this suite of resources, GrantCraft captured the wisdom of philanthropic leaders who have participated in multi-party advocacy collaboratives and conducted a literature scan of how foundations talk about advocacy-focused collaborative work.