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.
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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.
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.
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.
Review the bylaws and governance of United Philanthropy Forum. Last updated December 2016.
The Forum's latest 990 tax form as submitted to the IRS for the 2017 financial year.
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 The documents resulting from that process are presented here for historical reference.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives of National Center for Family Philanthropy, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors who discussed research that helps develop a better understanding of time-limited philanthropy. Throughout this session, they shared examples of time-limited philanthropy and the strategies used by different foundations to wrap up their work.
For those interested in learning about the process and framework for creating a philanthropy liaison, Philanthropy California has shared some resources available here.
Find materials for this session focused on the 2020 Census held at the 2018 PolicyWorks Institute before Foundations on the Hill
Northern California Grantmakers’ Manager, Regional Vibrancy and Sustainability interview a selection of philanthropy-serving organizations between November 2016 – March 2017 to understand how PSOs have been involved in responding to disasters (natural or man-made community disasters).
Philanthropic organizations of all shapes and sizes are well positioned to support Communities for a Lifetime (CfaL). This issue brief explores four roles for philanthropy in advancing CfaL work.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives of Cleveland and Baltimore discussing the Evergreen Cooperative, Baltimore Integration Project and the Greater University Circle Neighborhood Initiatives as examples of collective leadership and anchor institutions that have made real change in struggling communities.
In a guest post, Jen Bokoff, Director of Stakeholder Engagement at Candid, shares her experience of The Blanket Exercise that took participants on a historical journey of Indigenous people in America.
The intersection of philanthropy and politics was once a taboo topic. Over the past 10 years, there has been a slow move for increased funding of grantees engaged in policy and systems change. Recently, however, there has been a shift in the way that foundations themselves view their role and engagement in policy change.
Join us for a conversation with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Director of Knowledge Development Olga Tarasov and Vice President Mae Hong to discuss how The Philanthropy Framework provides a process for analyzing how a philanthropic organization makes decisions, interacts with others and the broader society, and utilizes its capabilities and resources, as well as the role of time horizon in the context of these components.
The Climate Solutions Collaborative (C2C) will host a one-day Climate Solutions Summit in San Francisco, California this June.
On November 9, 2015, john a. powell of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and Jeanné Isler, Field Director at the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy presented at Philanthropy New York to explore the question - how does implicit bias influence the effectiveness of our philanthropy?
In the Spring 2015 issue of National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy's quarterly journal, Crystal Echo Hawk, President & CEO of Echo Hawk Consulting, writes about the existence of implicit bias against Native Americans in philanthropy.