This report highlights three philanthropic efforts to build the capacity of local communities in the West - The Ford Family Foundation’s Ford Institute Leadership Program, the Northwest Area Foundation’s Horizons Program, and the Orton Family Foundation’s Heart and Soul Community Planning Program.
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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.
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 The documents resulting from that process are presented here for historical reference.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.
Sample job descriptions or announcements for positions involving programming or grantmaker education responsibilities.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured Jara Dean-Coffey of Luminare Group and Equitable Evaluation Initiative who discussed what is happening with Equitable Evaluation and what can be done to continue to move toward implementing it into our work. This session highlighted strategies to implement, and encourage foundation members to make use of equitable evaluations.
Use this resource as talking points for your Hill meetings at FOTH. The document includes suggested topics and messages to deliver to your members of Congress to ensure that all delegations are speaking with one voice about the issues that impact the sector.
The Forum's latest 990 tax form as submitted to the IRS for the 2017 financial year.
Maximizing Corporate Community Investments is a comprehensive education program for corporate giving professionals.
Compiled responses from a January 27, 2010 listserve query regarding the use of online communications to promote RA annual conferences.
This tool for staffed foundations includes an accountability self-assessment and a legal checklist. It is divided into nine topic sections, each of which is divided into three levels, which can help foundations tailor the tool to meet their specific interests and needs. Also included are an Excel spreadsheet to help tabulate responses, an extensive accountability resource list, and a glossary of key words and concepts used in the tool.