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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.
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.
Resources developed by the Charitable Giving Coalition, the Forum, Council on Foundations, and regional philanthropy networks around protecting the Charitable Deduction. These include FAQs, infographics, talking points, position statements, op-eds, and other sample articles.
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 The documents resulting from that process are presented here for historical reference.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.
A collection of regional association member recruitment plans.
The power of the Forum Network is the expertise, insight, and advice that is shared among the 250+ staff nationwide. But while listserve discussions and phone conversations are useful, there is nothing like meeting face-to-face with the only people who really understand the work that you do every day. During this extended session you will get to know your colleagues as more than just voices on a conference call!
A snapshot of the Forum's major activities in 2014
Each conference attendee received a copy of the following in their participant packet.
Compiled responses from a December 8, 2010 listserve query on membership recruitment plans.
Compiled responses from an August 2012 listserve query on the sale of membership directories.
Research conducted by Arizona Grantmakers Forum on recruitment and retention strategies and methods used be a sample of regional associations.
Sample job descriptions or announcements for positions involving programming or grantmaker education responsibilities.