This study of family foundations in 2008 summarizes key findings regarding how many active family foundations are planning to spend down or exist in perpetuity (or have not yet made a decision), and examines their motivations and decision-making.
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How to measure the value and results of corporate philanthropy remains one of corporate giving professionals’ greatest challenges. This report offers a review of recent measurement studies, models, and evidence drawn from complementary business disciplines as well as the social sector.
As the KM Partners transitioned from proprietary, outmoded systems to the new Drupal-Salesforce platform, we conducted a thorough discovery and vendor selection process. The documents resulting from that process are presented here for historical reference.
A broad study commissioned in 2007 by United Philanthropy Forum of the characteristics, benefits, and impact of giving circles across the country.
Tune into FCI Webinar Series on Census 2020 Messaging Testing Results on March 19.
Sample resources for member affinity, issue and peer group programming and committees.
The guide is based on a premise supported by everyone we interviewed: that regional associations can and should become more intentional about building member support for policy work in order to be more effective in that work, and also, according to some, to be more effective associations generally.
Guide for delegation captains at Foundations on the Hill with helpful tips for scheduling meetings, preparing for meetings, conducting meetings, and more.
As community foundations from coast to coast commemorate centennial anniversaries, regional associations have an opportunity to champion place-based philanthropy by celebrating their community foundation members.These materials use the occasion of the community foundation field’s 100th anniversary to promote the good work of members in a fresh, timely way.
This toolkit is designed to walk you through some of the key steps and choices to consider as you establish or grow your fund, reflecting lessons and experience gathered from existing funds and foundations in Black, Asian, Arab, Latino and Native-American communities.
Sample job descriptions or announcements for positions involving programming or grantmaker education responsibilities.
Use this resource as talking points for your Hill meetings at FOTH. The document includes suggested topics and messages to deliver to your members of Congress to ensure that all delegations are speaking with one voice about the issues that impact the sector.
The Forum's latest 990 tax form as submitted to the IRS for the 2017 financial year.
Maximizing Corporate Community Investments is a comprehensive education program for corporate giving professionals.
Compiled responses from a January 27, 2010 listserve query regarding the use of online communications to promote RA annual conferences.
This tool for staffed foundations includes an accountability self-assessment and a legal checklist. It is divided into nine topic sections, each of which is divided into three levels, which can help foundations tailor the tool to meet their specific interests and needs. Also included are an Excel spreadsheet to help tabulate responses, an extensive accountability resource list, and a glossary of key words and concepts used in the tool.
This tool for unstaffed foundations includes an accountability self-assessment and a legal checklist. It is divided into nine topic sections, each of which is divided into three levels, which can help foundations tailor the tool to meet their specific interests and needs. Also included are an Excel spreadsheet to help tabulate responses, an extensive accountability resource list, and a glossary of key words and concepts used in the tool.
Descriptions for regional associations positions involving finance, administration, or human resources.