With more than 30,000 new private foundations established in the U.S. in the past 20 years, it is vital that early-stage grantmakers learn from the wisdom of those who have gone before them so they can avoid common mistakes and position their grantmaking organizations for success.
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With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Media Impact Funders has been researching trends, challenges and opportunities for global media funding.
Many in our sector are talking about big ideas such as equity and inclusion, narrowing the power gap in our sector, being authentically engaged in our communities, listening and learning from our partners, and living our values in our practice.
This report discusses how the zip code among other factors play a major role in the safety and development of the youth within America. Depending on the area a child is more likely to experience community violence by living in a neighborhood with diminished economic opportunities compared to a more affluent one.
Over 600 organizations from all 50 states signed on to the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) letter to Representatives Neal and Brady on the House Ways and Means Committee to call for the repeal of the unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on nonprofits’ fringe benefits.
A sign-on letter to Chairman Quigley, Ranking Member Graves, Chairman Kennedy, and Ranking Member Coons to uphold the Johnson Amendment.
Written Statement of Kiran Ahuja on behalf of Philanthropy Northwest to U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on “Building out Indian Country: Tools for Community Development.”
GuideStar is pleased to offer 20% discounts on popular GuideStar products to United Philanthropy Forum members and their member organizations in good standing including GuideStar Premium and Pro, GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report, and GuideStar Charity Check.
In this video, United Philanthropy Forum members and colleagues share some deeply moving stories of the role that racial equity plays in their personal lives. This is the third video in a three-part Forum video series on racial equity
Asset Funders Network’s latest report, in collaboration with the Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap (CWWG) and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development reveals the current economic reality for millennial women and the primary drivers contributing to their wealth inequities.
Women Give 2019 is the first study to explore the intersection of race, giving and gender. The report finds that generosity is a value shared by all communities, and that women across race and ethnicity are leading through philanthropy. As communities of color grow in wealth and influence, the study demonstrates the unique perspectives women of color bring to philanthropy and underscores the importance of understanding and engaging donors from diverse backgrounds.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has released The Philanthropy Framework, a tool for analysis and planning to guide emerging and established philanthropies to better align resources for maximum impact.
Examples of bylaws for national and regional philanthropy-serving organizations.
Orange County Grantmakers, in partnership with the St. Joseph Health Community Partnership Fund, has released a new report providing an equity analysis of the Orange County region.
Prepared by Terri Ann Lowenthal, this fact sheet provides information on the FY 2020 appropriations process for funding the 2020 Census.
Speadsheet and contact information for members of the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee in the 116th Congress.
Factsheet prepared by Terri Ann Lowenthal on the FY 2020 appropriation to fund the 2020 Census.
A one-pager that covers the basics of the KM Collaborative and the Drupal-Salesforce Platform.
The Forum and its members recognized and responded to the need to plan for enhancements to its systems that take advantage of technology advances. This Memorandum of Agreement renews and expands the commitment of partners to undertake these enhancements collaboratively and to clarify collaborative governance and cost-sharing.
Sample document retention policies from philanthropy-serving organizations.