Sample job descriptions for President and CEO or Executive Director positions at community foundations.
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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.
A Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) is a systematic examination of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed action or decision.
Emboldened by the youth of Standing Rock, in June 2017, the Schott Foundation for Public Education and Native Americans in Philanthropy hosted Native American leaders and funders to discuss how to support Native youth in bigger and bolder ways. As a group, these leaders grappled with such questions as: What is the responsibility of those working with Native youth during this critical time? What is the role of philanthropy in this work? What did we learn from Standing Rock as it relates to youth leadership, health and education?
In the Spring 2015 issue of National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy's quarterly journal, Crystal Echo Hawk, President & CEO of Echo Hawk Consulting, writes about the existence of implicit bias against Native Americans in philanthropy.
These guides are designed to help foundations consider how more diverse and inclusive practices might advance their mission by making their work more effective and more reflective of communities served. By highlighting 10 ways foundations can approach diversity, this guide seeks to spark ideas and launch further dialogue.
Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) is a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.
The Truth and Healing Movement is a core part of the Native Americans in Philanthropy's Movement of Movements work, and centers on an educational and transformational exercise called The Blanket Exercise, a “unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.”
On November 9, 2015, john a. powell of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and Jeanné Isler, Field Director at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy presented at Philanthropy New York to explore the question - how does implicit bias influence the effectiveness of our philanthropy?
This report by the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities examines the potential of anchor institutions hold to create lasting and sustainable change—and illustrates how funders are working with anchor institutions to create healthier, more equitable, and economically vibrant places to live and work.
The Democracy Collaborative’s report Anchor Collaboratives: Building Bridges with Place-Based Partnerships and Anchor Institutions discusses the role of anchor institutions and collaboratives in leveraging the power of their economic assets to address social and economic disparities and to revitalize local communities.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives of Cleveland and Baltimore discussing the Evergreen Cooperative, Baltimore Integration Project and the Greater University Circle Neighborhood Initiatives as examples of collective leadership and anchor institutions that have made real change in struggling communities.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives of Mission Investors Exchange, Philanthropy Northwest, and Locus Impact Investing who discussed about the importance of opportunity zones, impact investing and loan guarantee strategies. This session focused on the role of PSOs in ensuring that communities are prepared to ensure that investments are done through an equity lens.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives of National Center for Family Philanthropy, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors who discussed research that helps develop a better understanding of time-limited philanthropy. Throughout this session, they shared examples of time-limited philanthropy and the strategies used by different foundations to wrap up their work.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives of Grantmakers in Aging, Philanthropy Northwest, Southeastern Council of Foundations, Environmental Grantmakers Association, and Rural Philanthropic Analysis Project at Campbell University who discussed disparities that rural philanthropy is experiencing from lack of attention and understanding from philanthropy.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured Jara Dean-Coffey of Luminare Group and Equitable Evaluation Initiative who discussed what is happening with Equitable Evaluation and what can be done to continue to move toward implementing it into our work. This session highlighted strategies to implement, and encourage foundation members to make use of equitable evaluations.