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Austin Long of The Center for Effective Philanthropy reflects on #ForumCon16 and the benefits of collaboration and partnerships among philanthropy-supporting organizations.
National Philanthropy-Serving Organizations (PSOs) have deep content knowledge in their specific areas of expertise, whether it is knowledge of a particular funding issue, population group or philanthropic practice. Like regional PSOs, these national groups also provide opportunities for grantmakers to network and learn and serve as a resource to the philanthropic community, policymakers, and the public.
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.
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.
A broad study commissioned in 2007 by United Philanthropy Forum of the characteristics, benefits, and impact of giving circles across the country.
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).
This tool for unstaffed 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.
The 2018 Key Metrics for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations report provides comprehensive benchmarking data and analyses on the finances, membership, services and programs, operations, and governance of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs). The full report is accessible to our members.
United Philanthropy Forum’s 2018 Compensation & Benefits for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations report provides comprehensive benchmarking data and analyses on regional and national PSOs’ employment practices, based on the responses of 55 PSOs. The full report is accessible to our members.
An audio recording and PDF of slides from a September 2009 social media webinar called Navigating Social Media: Using the Right Tools in Your Grantmaking Organization, conducted by the Iowa Council of Foundations.
We’ll kick off the conference by hearing from Jamie Merisotis, a globally recognized leader in philanthropy, higher education and public policy.
Learn how to help victims of disasters in ways that comply with federal tax rules that apply to charitable organizations from the Internal Revenue Service.