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.
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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).
Sample letter to request a meeting with your federal lawmaker.
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.
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.
A broad, nationwide coalition of 501(c)(3) organizations, made up of charitable nonprofits, including religious institutions, philanthropy serving organizations, and foundations, delivered a clear message to Congress: maintain the current law that protects nonprofit organizations from being hounded for partisan political contributions and endorsements.
The Resilient Organization, developed by TechSoup with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, is a holistic guide to IT disaster planning and recovery. This e-book is intended for organizations that are preparing for a disaster, as well as those that need to rebuild and maintain operations after a disaster.
Template letter to send to your Member of Congress to thank them for a meeting.
Find out how you can be a part of FOTH on social media and share your own experience with important hashtags, tips for how to live report from FOTH and your Hill Meetings and sample tweets.
A list of restaurants with private dining space close to the FOTH hotel.
The full schedule of events for Foundations on the Hill 2017.
This report illustrates the ways in which limited life foundations approach spending down in nine key areas, including investing, grantmaking and strategy, and communications.
United Philanthropy Forum supports the continued full enforcement of current law that prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates and engaging in partisan campaign activities—also known as the “Johnson Amendment.” See our position and resources on this issue.