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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 The documents resulting from that process are presented here for historical reference.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.
Sample job descriptions or announcements for positions involving programming or grantmaker education responsibilities.
PEAK Grantmaking is pleased to offer several workshop opportunities related to its Principles for Peak Grantmaking initiative to its PSO partners.
For philanthropy to advance equity in all communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, it needs to be able to understand the demographics of the organizations being funded (and declined), the people being served, and the communities impacted.
Join the PEAK Rocky Mountain chapter for this interactive and practical exploration of streamlining principles and practices. We will review Project Streamline’s research on what matters most to grantmakers and grantseekers and discuss specific strategies and practical ideas for overcoming common barriers, resistance to change, and making streamlining changes in your own organization.
Join the PEAK Grantmaking Delaware Valley Regional Chapter and the Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia for a workshop on effective grantmaking practices to support capacity building, including a focus on grantee reporting. Lunch will be provided, and there will be time for networking with peers.
Join the PEAK Grantmaking New England Regional Chapter for our annual spring meeting! This event will focus on streamlining best practices, networking with peers in the community, and learning from sessions presented at the PEAK2019 annual conference.
Join Funders' Committee for Civic Participation and Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce on September 13 from 2:00-3:00pm ET for a funders webinar to learn more about the latest messaging research on budget and tax, and how groups like CAP and Indivisible are working together and with your other grantees to educate the public on what's at stake.
The Forum’s Peer Communities offer our members ongoing opportunities to connect and learn with their peers who have similar job responsibilities in regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs).
Our latest round up of all the best and latest association management resources including an appreciation for new members, ecocycle mapping for organizations, and delivering member value through research.
Our top ten philanthropy resources from around the sector including why philanthropy should address race and racism, not just diversity in the workplace, reflections on building grantee fundraising capacity, and a call for family foundations to incorporate risks and values into their conversations.
Our top ten philanthropy resources from around the sector including tips for creating better foundation websites, strategies for developing and educating board members, latest videos in Exponent Phlanthropy's Philanthropy Lessons video series, and commentary on how foundations should cover their grantee's full project costs.
Family foundations come with a unique set of dynamics, like their dedication to preserving a legacy and to sharing decision-making among family members. These dynamics are often a significant influence on a foundation’s governance and operations, and they can also extend to how family foundations’ experiences with consultants differ from those of other foundations or nonprofits. In this webinar, our presenters will explore common experiences that lead family foundation to seek external help and what these foundations can learn from the experiences of their peers.
Compiled responses from a March 2012 listserve query on quantifying the value of a regional association membership.