This December 2017 edition of the Forum Policy Playbook focuses on the upcoming 2018 PolicyWorks Institute and Foundations on the Hill schedule for March 11-14 in Washington, DC. We look at why you and your members should attend; what you need to know to encourage your member’s engagement and your PSO team’s involvement; provide tips on how to organize and plan; and offer Forum member resources to help guide your efforts.
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Check out the full agendas for the 2018 PolicyWorks Institute. Last updated on 3/10/18.
Our first-ever 2017 Key Metrics for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations report provides comprehensive benchmarking data and analyses on the governance, finances, membership, services and programs, and operations of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs).
Our first-ever 2017 Key Metrics for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations report provides comprehensive benchmarking data and analyses on the finances, membership, services and programs, operations, and governance of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). The full report is accessible to our members.
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.
Top 10 findings from a three-part study of giving circles, their impact and their relationship with their hosting organizations significantly updates our understanding of the current scope, scale and significance of giving circles and other models of collective giving in the U.S. Additionally, this study deepens our understanding of the impact of participation in giving circles on donors’ giving and civic engagement and offers actionable information related to the relationships between giving circles and their hosting organizations.
Many philanthropy-serving organizations are tracking and reporting how they are engaging with their members over time. Some have built internal profiles for members while others have created engagement scores.
A memo from the Census Bureau with a list of locations for the 248 planned Area Census Offices (i.e. "local" offices).
The November 2017 edition of the Forum Policy Playbook focuses on taking policy positions and creating a legislative agenda. We look at the common traits of successful legislative agendas; comment on the benefits of having a process in place to consider expedited approval of policy positions; and share samples from members that are engaging in this work.
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.
Check out the full agendas for the 2018 Foundations on the Hill. Last updated on 3/11/18.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Guidance on how your foundation can play a role in engaging the business sector to help achieve a successful 2020 Census.
Background on the critical nature of the Census as a part of the private sector.
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.
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 ...