This toolkit includes a number of tools for Steering Committee Working Groups as they form, determine strategic direction, develop implementation plans, and identify measurement indicators.
Strong leadership is critical for effective social sector organizations, yet the sector chronically underinvests in its leaders. This publication synthesizes findings from new research conducted by the authors and offers recommendations for grantmakers.
Sample visuals used by RAs to report on metrics to boards including member engagement, programs, and services.
The Forum-endorsed D&O program is available to all grantmaking foundations as a service to the field. Coverage is available in all states.
Sample Public Policy committee charters from regional associations.
This study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University investigates how family foundations manage governance, decision making, and, especially, daily work activities when the number of local board members diminishes.
Learn about the challenges associated with executive transitions and opportunities for funders to better cope with executive management transitions from the Annie E Casey Foundation.
Gateway to an extensive array of information dealing with nonprofit governance from BoardSource.
This easy-to-reference primer shortens the traditional learning curve that empowers donors, volunteers and others to become active leaders in nonprofits. The book covers essentials such as assessing nonprofits’ effectiveness; the roles of staff, boards and donors; and the importance of fundraising and preparation for the future. Quick takes on nonprofit strategies, structures, and best practices are interspersed with short essays. Applicable to both new and experienced nonprofit supporters, it blends practical information with analytical perspectives from experts in the field.
Check out the latest releases from around the nonprofit sector featuring items from BoardSource, Council on Foundations, Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Media Impact Funders, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and PEAK Grantmaking.