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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.
This membership guide will help you make the most of your membership and become a part of our network of regional and national 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.
From the National League of CIties, this action guide provides local leaders with objective information about and resources to prepare for the upcoming 2020 Census.
A collection of job descriptions for membership related positions at 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.