The Foundation Review has issued a Call for Papers for an issue focused on philanthropy consulting.
Here's our list of the top ten philanthropy resources that have come across the desks of Forum staff members in the last two weeks.
Each year we ask regional associations staff to recommend their “bests”—best programs, best speakers, best mistakes, and so on. Below are the top 5 reads in philanthropy of 2013 according to our members.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, don’t forget about Giving Tuesday- a day devoted to giving back! Started as a way to promote charitable giving at the start of the holiday season, #GivingTuesday is a day to celebrate providing support to nonprofit organizations and regional associations are organizing their local funders to increase impact.
Since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on Monday, regional associations have been coordinating responses by their member foundations and sharing information about the latest resources.
Last week, Forum Communications Manager Dan Brady attended the Communications Network conference in New Orleans and participated in their blog team. In his post on the Communications Network blog, Dan draws lessons from the plenary speakers' experience in journalism to find an uplifting truth about philanthropy.
The following resources provide more information on the study of philanthropy, a relatively new field of academic interest.
Philanthropy as it is practiced in the United States is one of our nation's greatest social innovations. View a brief timeline exploring key moments in philanthropy.
Find key terms frequently used to describe philanthropy in this glossary developed by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.
Many philanthropy-serving organizations offer a training program or series for philanthropy professionals who are new to the field or are looking to update their skills and knowledge.