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Check out the full agenda of the Forum's upcoming Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA on July 17-19. Last updated on 4/11/17.
Check out the full agenda of the Forum's 2017 PolicyWorks Institute in San Francisco, CA on July 19-20. Last updated on 4/19/17.
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The world has changed dramatically since the first community foundation opened its doors in 1914. Today, these organizations play vital roles in more than 750 communities, but they also face competition from new philanthropy vehicles. This report looks at resources and tools that can help community foundations continue to identify and meet needs in their communities.
The AARP Public Policy Institute released a fact sheet on how the American Health Care Act would reshape health care coverage and affordability. The fact sheet highlights the higher premiums that would be charged in high-risk pools. Annual premiums could range from $19,330 to $38,600 depending on the state.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos triggered a vigorous debate and a torrent of tweets by seeking online advice last month about whether his billions would be put to better philanthropic use meeting immediate needs or fostering long-range change. To David Peter Stroh, co-founder of consulting firm Bridgeway Partners and the author of Systems Thinking for Social Change, it doesn’t have to be an either/or. In this interview, Mr. Stroh offers practical advice on how systems thinking can, to echo his book’s subtitle, solve complex problems, avoid unintended consequences and achieve lasting results.
The Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight and responsible fundraising. The Principles should be considered by every charitable organization as a guide for strengthening its effectiveness and accountability. The Principles were developed by the Panel on the Nonprofit...
Listen to the audio the recording of Hurricane Irma: What Funders Should Know, a webinar for funders sponsored by Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Council on Foundations and the Southeastern Council of Foundations. To learn more about how Irma impacted the states and abroad, read Center for Disaster Philanthropy's detailed summary and listen to the audio recording of “Hurricane Irma: What Funders Should Know."
The Standards for Excellence code provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to achieve a well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organization.
This policy brief examines creative scholarship models that meet the needs of underserved students, often by moving beyond monetary aid in the direction of wrap-around student supports. While continuing to provide financial relief for income-qualified students, a number of these programs couple academic supports along with financial assistance in order to address non-monetary needs that often impede completion.
Philanthropy-serving organizations hold a variety of programs throughout the year. Many have instituted policies to guide who may attend and when to charge them if they are not members.
Sample job descriptions for President and CEO or Executive Director positions at community foundations.
Sample consultant contracts used by philanthropy-serving organizations.
This document states the investment policy of the Board of Directors (The “Board”) of the (the “Foundation”). It applies to the Foundation’s professionally managed invested assets (the “Fund”) and to the spending rate for assets invested in the Fund.
There is great interest among grantmakers in demographic data, but no consensus or shared purpose yet on what data should be collected and how it should be used. This preliminary research on demographic data collection serves to create a baseline understanding of where the field is in demographic data collection that covers both the process of data collection and current use of demographic data.