A broad study commissioned in 2007 by United Philanthropy Forum of the characteristics, benefits, and impact of giving circles across the country.
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Each regional association sets its own membership criteria. See what types of organizations are eligible for membership at other regional associations across the country.
Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact is the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars.
The Forum’s Board of Director is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mary O’Neill, the Forum’s Director of Programs, as Interim Director.
Sample materials from regional associations developed to engage their members in policy issues. Materials range from webinar invites to one-pager info sheets covering topics such as the Charitable IRA Rollover, education reform, and mental health reform.
What are the benefits of using an interim executive director during an executive transition? Explore issues to consider when weighing whether to use an interim ED from the Annie E Casey Foundation.
How much is appropriate to spend on administrative expenses? Learn how major differences in operating characteristics can affect expense levels in this comprehensive report from the Urban Institute.
Compiled responses from a May 2012 listserve query on criteria for public charities and government funders.
The Regional Association Characteristics Report is the result of an annual survey of all member regional associations. It allows you to compare your regional association to other regional associations across the country on a variety of topics such as...
Join Funders Together to End Homelessness for a webinar February 13th at 1:00pm.
As a part of sponsoring the Forum's annual conference, each sponsor organization can include an insert in the participant packets.
This report includes the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars. It attempts to answer the questions: What differentiates an exemplary foundation from the rest of its peers? What can foundations do to improve its relevance to nonprofits, the economically and socially underserved Americans and society as a whole?
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.
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.
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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.
Descriptions for regional associations positions involving finance, administration, or human resources.
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.