Each regional association sets its own membership criteria. See what types of organizations are eligible for membership at other regional associations across the country.
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Many philanthropy-serving organizations create value of membership documents or value proposition statements to help showcase what organizations will get out of becoming a member of that PSOs. The techniques and tactics vary across the network.
A collection of regional association member recruitment plans.
The following are suggested key messages for you to use in your visits on the Hill. We encourage you to add local stories and examples to show the impact of philanthropy in your region’s Congressional districts.
Floorplan for the Concourse Level of the Washington Hilton.
Generations Together is many things: a curriculum that could be followed step-by-step for a comprehensive learning experience, a collection of resources to tap when the time is right, or an ongoing source of inspiration and ideas. It was designed for giving families at every phase—whether you are just starting out or have been active for decades and generations.
Compiled responses from a 2/2/16 listserv query about sponsorship and advertising models at regional associations.
As a part of preparing their delegations for their Hill meetings, some regional associations put together 1-2 page highlights of each Member of Congress including biographical details, legislative priorities, recent media coverage of interest, committee assignments, prior activity, etc.
Sample materials from regional associations for briefings and other programming with their members and state government officials.
The Disaster Philanthropy Playbook is the comprehensive resource of best practices and innovative approaches to guide the philanthropic community in responding to future disasters.
The Regional Association Characteristics Report is the result of an annual survey of all member regional associations. It allows you to compare your regional association to other regional associations across the country on a variety of topics such as...
See how other philanthropy-serving organizations communicate the wrap-up of a year's worth of activities.
Some organizations are beginning to create policies that increase underrepresented groups providing goods or services to their organization. Sample vendor diversity policies are available from philanthropy-serving organizations.
The Council of Michigan Foundations shares this easily customizable template for a story on public-private partnerships based on CMF's Active Community Capital 25 year public-private partnership story completed this summer in Grand Rapids Michigan.
Compiled responses from a 12/11/15 listserve query about anti-gun violence programming.
2015 was a year of transition for the Forum Network, but change has brought great opportunities! Check out our highlights of 2015.
Philanthropy West Virginia has partnered with the West Virginia Nonprofit Association to produce a legislative "toolkit" and other resources for West Virginians to encourage their lawmakers to renew the Neighborhood Investment Program.
Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support, looks at how funders collaborate with and bring support to indigenous communities around the world. Through examples from a diverse range of foundations, this guide explores how grantmakers work with indigenous peoples, the approaches they take, and the practices they find effective.
In cities across the nation, a few enjoy rising affluence while many struggle to get by. This situation is created in part by the practices of traditional economic development. Current trends threaten to worsen, unless we can answer the design challenge before us. Can we create an economic system—beginning at the local level—that builds the wealth and prosperity of everyone?