A collection of sample program announcements and invitations from regional associations.
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Compiled responses from a November 1, 2011 listserve query on how to engage trustees.
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.
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 The documents resulting from that process are presented here for historical reference.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.
With more than 30,000 new private foundations established in the U.S. in the past 20 years, it is vital that early-stage grantmakers learn from the wisdom of those who have gone before them so they can avoid common mistakes and position their grantmaking organizations for success.
The Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Philanthropy New York, in cooperation with the Council on Foundations and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, is hosting a webinar: "How Philanthropy Can Act to Stop the Ebola Crisis" on October 2, 2014 at 1 pm ET.
Sample job descriptions or announcements for positions involving programming or grantmaker education responsibilities.
Examples of regional associations communications with U.S. Senators around the America Give More Act.
A response from an August 2012 listserve query on foundations, advisors, and potential speakers working the Program Related Investments arena. Not to be shared.
A collection of sample letters developed by regional associations to announce a dues increase.
30 foundations and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs), including United Philanthropy Forum and eight Forum members, signed an amicus curiae brief that was submitted to the Supreme Court in support of removing the citizenship question from the 2020 Census.
Find materials for this session focused on the 2020 Census held at the 2018 PolicyWorks Institute before Foundations on the Hill
"Co-Creation" is a case study about the Connecticut Early Childhood Funder Collaborative, a project of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. The case study examines co-creation, an emerging systems change collaboration model which grew out of a funder-and-state partnership. This unique partnership led to the creation by executive order of a new and independent Office of Early Childhood, which was formally approved by the Connecticut State Legislature in 2013. The companion piece, "Taking on New Roles to Address 21st Century Problems," looks at co-creation from the perspective of a regional association of grantmakers.
Giving by Florida’s foundations reached a record-high $1.5 billion in 2013, increasing 15 percent from the previous year and 50 percent over a 10-year period, according to a new report by Florida Philanthropic Network, Florida’s statewide association of grantmakers. When adding in giving by individual Floridians, charitable giving in Florida totaled $16.3 billion.
The report shows an employment rate of only 30% for people with disabilities (PWD), ages 16 – 65. Importantly, the research revealed a wide variation of the employment rate from county to county for people with disabilities. This was not true for workers without disabilities. The research was funded by a grant from The Able Trust, to obtain a benchmark employment rate for those they serve, as a primary gauge of the success of programs that The Able Trust funds, and as a measure of the outcomes of the combination of services offered through private and public organizations in the state to increase employment opportunities and actual employment for Floridians with disabilities.