Check out the full agendas for the 2018 Foundations on the Hill. Last updated on 3/11/18.
The Forum's website and Knowledgebase features resources from nearly 77 regional and national philanthropy serving organizations, their 7,000+ grantmaking foundation members, and colleague philanthropic partners. There are several different ways to search the resource library. Using the filters on the right side of this page, you can search by type of resource, topic, or audience. For example, if you are looking for a template, select type, then you can filter by audience or topic to refine the results. Please note, the search box below only searches resources. If you're looking for news or events, use the search box in the upper right corner to search the entire site.
- resource provided by the Forum Network Knowledgebase.
Search Tip: Search with " " to find exact matches.
This research presents the first updated understanding of the current landscape of giving circles and similar models of collective giving or giving collaboratives in the United States in over 10 years.
Interested in learning more about Foundations on the Hill? Please use this list to find your state and the contact information for who to get in touch with for further information.
This guide reviews the systems available as solutions for community foundations, as well as their capabilities and how they compare to other systems.
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.
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.
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.
The September edition of our month-by-month advocacy guide focuses on letters to the editor and op-eds. With Congress returning to Washington 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.
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).
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 ...
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).
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.
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.”
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.
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.
This guide provides resources to help you and your members connect with your legislators during the 2017 abbreviated congressional August recess. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact Jay Hutchins, the Forum’s Associate Director of Policy, at (202) 888-6732 or email@example.com.
Sample letter to request a meeting with your federal lawmaker.
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 Help Desk is designed to provide foundations with access to answers to legal questions related to the operations of a foundation. The foundation world is a complex field that requires specialized legal knowledge and many foundations do not have easy access to an attorney with expertise in this field.