While giving days have raised millions of dollars for local causes across the country, a new Knight Foundation report examines their impact on the community foundations that organize them. Giving days, the report found, help community foundations raise their profile, gain digital skills and become information hubs for their communities. Read about it, and register for a virtual roundtable on the findings, at givingdayplaybook.org/beyond.
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Isaiah Oliver, a grantmaker born and raised in Flint, Michigan, will talk about how the local funding community is responding to the current water crisis in Flint and the work still to come. He’ll share lessons learned from the frontlines and board room, where staff are changing the way they think about transparency in their work and their role in the region as they plan for the future. He’ll offer advice applicable to any grantmaker about key roles we can play in emergent, controversial or complex issues facing our communities.
This Jessie Ball duPont Fund report provides insight and practices for organized philanthropy's proper role following a disaster - from immediate relief to long-term rebuilding.
Compilation of resources on disaster philanthropy and how our members are responding to Hurricane Mattew.
This book is provides profiles of programs with positive results, including IBM’s P-TECH program and efforts at Valencia State College, and philanthropy guidance on possible points of entry in assisting “middle skill” job development.
This is an interactive dashboard which provides comparative data on a wide variety of primarily K-12 education numbers. A useful reference. Roll Call; Sep. 13, 2016
The “Hurricane Matthew: How Donors Can Help” webinar on Oct. 11, 2016, addressed immediate response and relief needs after the decade’s most powerful Atlantic tropical storm ravaged Haiti, slammed Cuba and the Bahamas, and inundated the Southeast U.S.
St. Petersburg, FL
Fish and Wildlife Foundation seeks Major Gifts & Events Manager to work closely with President & CEO to manage the Foundation’s major ($10,000+) and principal ($1 million+) gifts fund raising program and associated events, including the Foundation’s annual BlueGreen Gala. S/he will manage the major gift fundraising components of the Foundation’s philanthropy database and the Foundation’s prospect tracking system, ensuring the timely and accurate entry of prospect information. S/he will organize prospect strategy meetings to help ensure the best possible cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies are in place for each prospective major donor.
St. Petersburg, FL
Annual Giving & Membership Manager postion at Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida. This position works closely with the President & CEO to build the foundation's annual support program and help ensure the Foundation meets its annual operating revenue targets. S/he will manage the Foundation’s direct-mail and e-mail fund raising solicitations and other strategies to build an increasingly large and diverse universe of annual financial supporters, making strategic use of the FWC database of 2.5 million Florida fishing and hunting license holders and other target audiences.
After 18 years of pooled funding support for Baltimore neighborhood revitalization, the Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative (BNC) concluded its operation and transitioned its work to partner organizations and an ongoing Neighborhood and Community Development Affinity Group within the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers.
Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector makes the case for why gender equity is one of the most critical issues facing our sector and outlines how next generation charitable sector leaders and charitable organizations can champion gender equity.
This guide, created by the 2015 American Express NGen Fellows as part of their collaborative project, is designed to be used to understand the issue of gender equity in the charitable sector, reflect on what gender equity means for the future of the sector, and act from a personal, organizational, and sector-wide level to support and promote gender equity.
This guide to provides you with information on the complex humanitarian emergency as well as offer ideas on how to effectively allocate your philanthropic dollars.
The Status of Women in Florida by County: Poverty & Opportunity is one in a series of four publications on women’s status across Florida’s counties commissioned by the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance, an affinity group of Florida Philanthropic Network. This report is released in tandem with “The Status of Women in Florida by County: Population & Diversity,” which analyzes the demographics of women and men in the state.
Independent Sector's 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. In this webinar, we focused on the policies and procedures an organization should follow to ensure wise stewardship of charitable resources.
Independent Sector's 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. This webinar focuses on the policies and procedures a board of directors should implement to fulfill its oversight and governance responsibilities effectively.
Many philanthropy-serving organizations offer a training program or series for philanthropy professionals who are new to the field or are looking to update their skills and knowledge.
The SDG Indicator Wizard helps you determine which Sustainable Development Goal(s) and Targets relate to your work, and which Indicators you can track in conjunction with your own indicators to measure your work's impact. It will assist you to translate your strategic priorities into an SDG-compatible framework consisting of the relevant goal(s), targets, and indicators that are universally comparable.
This special collection from the Foundation Center includes research from nonprofits, foundations, and university based research centers, who have not only described and documented the issue but who also provide much-needed recommendations for addressing this chronic and tragic problem.