Sample policy and procedures that provide a framework for public policy work and the process by which public policy committees adopt and express legislative positions.
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Sample materials and event descriptions of programming for Corporate Foundations.
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.
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 concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives from The Giving Practice and Southern California Grantmakers who discussed the release of the long-awaited PSO Field Guide that provides stories of victory and defeat and details on the equipment necessary for successful partnerships and collaborations among PSOs and partners.
Sample document retention policies from philanthropy-serving organizations.
Sample member surveys from regional associations on public policy work.
The Statistics of Income Bulletin is produced annually by the IRS. The IRS produces data for each state, but we have combined the pertinent information from each state into one large data file that can be sorted and analyzed.
Sample consultant contracts used by philanthropy-serving organizations.
Low levels of diversity in the senior ranks of foundations have proven to be a stubborn challenge for the field of philanthropy. A report by Forward Change takes an important step toward a deeper understanding of the career pathways of professionals of color in philanthropy—how they enter foundations, how they advance across their careers, and what factors affect their advancement within the sector.
The Forum-endorsed D&O program is available to all grantmaking foundations as a service to the field. Coverage is available in all states.
A comparison of all RA private foundation dues structures separated by region compiled by the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers.
This case study of the Council of Michigan Foundations' Peer Action Learning Network (PALN) is part of a report from New York University's Wagner Research Center for Leadership in Action. It explores the power of learning communities to build connections and knowledge to increase organizations’ community impact.
Forum Public Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.
A transcript of the second episode of the ForumNation podcast featuring Amanda Misiko Andere of Funders Together to End Homelessness. Amanda explains why addressing racial equity is an imperative to ending homelessness in America, how her theater experience has come in handy throughout her career, and why “surrender” is her word of the year for 2020.