This study of family foundations in 2008 summarizes key findings regarding how many active family foundations are planning to spend down or exist in perpetuity (or have not yet made a decision), and examines their motivations and decision-making.
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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.
Resources developed by the Charitable Giving Coalition, the Forum, Council on Foundations, and regional philanthropy networks around protecting the Charitable Deduction. These include FAQs, infographics, talking points, position statements, op-eds, and other sample articles.
As the KM Partners transitioned from proprietary, outmoded systems to the new Drupal-Salesforce platform, we conducted a thorough discovery and vendor selection process. The documents resulting from that process are presented here for historical reference.
A broad study commissioned in 2007 by United Philanthropy Forum of the characteristics, benefits, and impact of giving circles across the country.
This guide examines women's roles in philanthropy and features “how to” sections on creating and using a variety of forms of charitable giving, as well as working with professional advisers.
Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. Topics in the latest update include tax reform, the Johnson Amendment, unrelated business income tax on fringe benefits, and Opportunity Zones.
Join Funders Together to End Homelessness to examine promising practices among law enforcement and homeless service sector.
Join Funders Together to End Homelessness for a book talk on Richard Rothstein's The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America on Wednesday, April 4, at 1 PM ET.
Ronna Brown, President of Philanthropy New York, reflects on her expereince at the first-ever Joint Policy Institute hosted by the Forum and the National Council of Nonprofits.
In a guest post on Philanthropy New York's PhilanthroPost, Forum President and CEO, David Biemesderfer discusses the value of the Forum Network and how we will work more closely with national affinity groups.
In a guest post on Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers' Daily WRAG, Forum President & CEO, David Biemesderfer, shares why he is excited to take the helm of the growing organization and to support the work of WRAG and our regional association colleagues in his new role.
Donating money to modify public thinking and government policy has now taken its place next to service-centered giving as a constructive branch of philanthropy. Many donors now view public-policy reform as a necessary adjunct to their efforts to improve lives directly. This book was written to help donors navigate the obstacles of public-policy philanthropy.
While tonight may be filled with ghosts and ghouls, tomorrow marks an even more thrilling date: the release of Betsey Russell's murder mystery Other People's Money.
This report from Pantheon profiles 8 Amazing Drupal Launches, including the Forum's Salesforce-Drupal Platform.
Many philanthropy-serving organizations offer a training program or series for philanthropy professionals who are new to the field or are looking to update their skills and knowledge.
In this plenary session we’ll explore how regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations can use a network approach to leverage the effectiveness of our collective work.
We are experiencing a dramatic change in the practice of philanthropy, including the tremendous growth and interest among foundations in employing a wide range of financial strategies to achieve their philanthropic goals. How are regional associations both taking a leadership role in impact investing and equipping themselves to be responsive to members’ questions and needs? This session will provide a brief overview of impact investing from the national perspective, along with specific examples of how regional associations are approaching this work with their membership. In direct response to Forum member surveys, the session will also touch briefly on pay for success, investing in social entrepreneurship, and mission investing to complement your grantmaking. You will leave the session with resources and ideas to help you continue the learning both on your staff and on behalf of your members.