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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.
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.
You can enhance your giving by joining a regional association of grantmakers and connecting with other grantmaking organizations and donors in your community.
A working glossary of terms to help shape a common language for work in Community Capacity. This glossary is intended to help promote philanthropy's roles in building community capacity by defining core concepts and closely related terms.
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.
Review the bylaws and governance of United Philanthropy Forum. Last updated December 2016.
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.