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.
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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 The documents resulting from that process are presented here for historical reference.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.
Our top ten philanthropy resources from around the sector including suggestions for how foundations can help men and boys of color, best practices for a rapid response program, latest data on millenial grantmakers, and strategies for moving towards providing unrestricted funding.
After 18 years of pooled funding support for Baltimore neighborhood revitalization, the Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative (BNC) concluded its operation and transitioned its work to partner organizations and an ongoing Neighborhood and Community Development Affinity Group within the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers.
This two-page summary of the D5 Initiative outlines the vision, priorities and strategies, as well as a list of the current D5 funder advisers, leadership team members, and coalition partners.
This paper will help philanthropic executives and trustees explore three innovative strategies to achieve greater results with their limited grant dollars. It distills findings from more than 400 pages of research amassed over three years as part of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s Grantmaking for Community Impact Project.
We are experiencing a dramatic change in the practice of philanthropy, including the tremendous growth and interest among foundations in employing a wide range of financial strategies to achieve their philanthropic goals. How are regional associations both taking a leadership role in impact investing and equipping themselves to be responsive to members’ questions and needs? This session will provide a brief overview of impact investing from the national perspective, along with specific examples of how regional associations are approaching this work with their membership. In direct response to Forum member surveys, the session will also touch briefly on pay for success, investing in social entrepreneurship, and mission investing to complement your grantmaking. You will leave the session with resources and ideas to help you continue the learning both on your staff and on behalf of your members.
PowerPoint slides from Richard Figueroa's "Moving Funders in Support of Policy Work" presented at the 2014 PolicyWorks Institute. This session discussed how a group of California funders are collaborating on social change as a starting point for a broader conversation on the value and ways that RAs can participate and support this kind of collaborative philanthropic effort.
A response from an August 2012 listserve query on foundations, advisors, and potential speakers working the Program Related Investments arena. Not to be shared.