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Each conference attendee received a copy of the following in their participant packet.
A key objective of the Scaling What Works initiative has been to translate insight and learning from grantmaker intermediaries involved with the Social Innovation Fund and share them with the broader philanthropic community. The fifth guide in the Lessons Learned series presents the benefits and challenges of partnerships between local and national funders, and highlights key considerations for both kinds of funders to foster success in their collaboration.
Sample job descriptions for President and CEO or Executive Director positions at community foundations.
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).
Compiled responses from a listserv query initiated by Associated Grantmakers (AGM) on the reasons, process, rollout, costs, and lessons learned associated with the name change undertaken by nice Regional Associations.
Sample member surveys from regional associations on public policy work.
Sample communications from regional philanthropy networks and their grantmaker members to Members of Congress encouraging an end to the prohibition for Donor Advised Funds in the IRA Charitable Rollover.
This logic model, developed by Innovation Network, is an aggregation of key activities that you perform as a regional association. It was developed in conjunction with RAs that attended Innovation Network’s evaluation session at the 2013 Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers Annual Conference, and was further vetted by a group of RA representatives before being finalized.
Compiled responses from a January 4, 2010 listserve discussion on RA policies concerning letters of support.
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.
Sample public policy committee roles, responsibilities and principles from PSOs.
A collection of sample letters developed by regional associations to announce a dues increase.
Presentation conducted by Red Door Interactive for the Colorado Association of Funders in February 2010 on the value of social media directed towards foundations.