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We develop partnerships between our members and various vendors to yield special rates on products and services that are available to philanthropy-serving organizations, and in many cases, their grantmaker members.
The two-day Community Foundation Boot Camp program offers a comprehensive overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation. It is an ideal in-depth introduction to community foundations for new community foundation staff, and board members, or for other community foundation staff looking for a good refresher.
The Forum's David Biemesderfer looks at the work of regional associations in health-focused philanthropy and how the Forum's new vision will better connect regional and national PSOs on this work.
A First-of-Its-Kind Philanthropy Conference Will Help Infrastructure Groups Work Better Together - Blog post by David Biemesderfer, President & CEO of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured Erin Gordon of Lizard Brain Solutions who discussed the importance of being trained to be effective facilitators. This session provided tips, tools, and strategies for effective meeting facilitation that can help increase member engagement.
The Forum submitted a written statement to the Hearing on Examining a Church’s Right to Free Speech Before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations and Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules in support of upholding the Johnson Amendment.
The Standards for Excellence code provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to achieve a well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organization.
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 job descriptions or announcements for positions involving programming or grantmaker education responsibilities.
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.
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.
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.