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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.
Addressing a community’s information needs is a critical aspect of supporting a vibrant and healthy democracy. As community and place-based foundations increase their participation in this work, they realize they cannot do it alone.
The guide is based on a premise supported by everyone we interviewed: that philanthropy-serving organizations 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.
A comprehensive guide developed by the Forum to help PSOs transition to the Drupal-Salesforce platform. This guide outlines the steps necessary to implement an integrated content strategy and migration plan for a new website.
The Forum conducted a scan of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs) in February through May 2018 to get a more comprehensive understanding of PSOs’ current work and future needs to advance racial equity in philanthropy. The scan reflects the input of 43 regional and national PSOs that participated in the scan survey and/or the scan interviews, representing more than half of the Forum’s membership...
Forum Public Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.
PEAK Grantmaking is seeking to hire a Conference and Events Manager who is responsible for managing strategic delivery of program logistics for PEAK’s hosted conferences, webinars, and sector appearances.
You can enhance your giving by joining a regional association of grantmakers and connecting with other grantmaking organizations and donors in your community.
Resources from a pre-conference session that was moderated by The Giving Practice and featured Lucy Bernholz of Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society who discussed thinking about the future of their work and how leadership can or should change. A few PSO leaders shared challenges that they faced and solutions that discovered to combat that challenge, do deep-dives into understanding and discussing how PSOs can be effective partners to maximize impact.
More than 33 PSO organizations signed onto a letter opposing the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Compiled responses from a listserv query initiated by Associated Grantmakers (AGM) on the reasons, process, rollout, costs, and lessons learned associated with the name change undertaken by nice Regional Associations.
Review the bylaws and governance of United Philanthropy Forum. Last updated December 2016.
Sample document retention policies from philanthropy-serving organizations.
Sample member surveys from regional associations on public policy work.
A white paper, commissioned by United Philanthropy Forum, to explain the challenges inherent in measuring generosity and to describe the methodologies and conclusions of the most prominent studies currently available.