Grantmakers for Effective Organizations' Collaborative Funding for Greater Impact explains the mechanics of forming and managing a co-funding partnership and offers takeaways for how this experience can apply to other communities.
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This updated edition of a GrantCraft guide reflects key changes in philanthropy, from the rise of social media to a growing tendency to scan continuously for changes and opportunities.
This report from the James Irvine Foundation provides advice and examples on best to structure staff to achieve your mission while controlling your operating budget and achieving financial stability.
Idealware's Nonprofit Social Media Policy Workbook shows how to develop policies and practices for your organization.
Why Family Foundations Lose Their Way: A Founders' Guide to Long-Term Philanthropic Success discusses dangers and mistakes in establishing and running a family foundation.
This report highlights three philanthropic efforts to build the capacity of local communities in the West - The Ford Family Foundation’s Ford Institute Leadership Program, the Northwest Area Foundation’s Horizons Program, and the Orton Family Foundation’s Heart and Soul Community Planning Program.
This ebook provides practical tips for moving your organization to online applications.
Good in Theory, Problems in Practice presents young professionals' views on popular leadership development strategies and recommendations for funders, emerging leaders and nonprofits.
The Council on Foundations International Grantmaking program provides a number of resources on international grantmaking, including a thorough introduction to the primary issues facing funders working outside US borders.
Drawing from a review of best practices, interviews and examples from a variety of case studies, this paper addresses why philanthropists think about evaluation, gives an overview of the major trends and practices in evaluation, and provides suggestions on how philanthropists can make evaluation effective for their work.
This report summarizes challenges to economic and business development in Native American communities. These challenges were identified during the 2011 Growing Economies in Indian Country: Taking Stock of Partnerships and Progress (GEIC) workshop series. This report also offers key recommendations, best practices, and promising efforts shared by the GEIC workshop participants and informed by several studies and reports issued over the last several years that pertain to the challenges and barriers.
This Idealware guide looks at the features and processes used by five different integrated software solutions to help community foundations manage funds, track grants, solicit donations, provide online support for donor advised funds and track accounting data.
In this article, Idealware explains how you can help ensure people receive the emails you send them including strategies for how to keep your bulk emails in your constituents' inbox, not the spam folder.
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.
The Investment Management Code of Conduct for Endowments, Foundations, and Charitable Organizations outlines ethical responsibilities for the sound management of longer-term financial assets.
Participants in the James Irvine Foundation's Community Foundations Initiative II share how board members can contribute mightily to growth in the visibility and assets of their organizations. They focus on setting clear expectations, providing continuous education, developing needed tools and equipment, creating positive opportunities and experiences, and establishing the right environment for success.
The purpose of this report from CF Insights is to provide guidance to those interested in examining the potential for shared success through mergers, affiliations, and alliances.
This document offers an agenda for corporate practitioners to align and engage their efforts with that of their core business and to use new resources and ideas to enhance their company’s positive impact on society.
Addressing a community’s information needs is a critical aspect of supporting a vibrant and healthy democracy. As community and place-based foundations increase their participation in this work, they realize they cannot do it alone.
An Accounting Procedures Manual template created by Deborah Cooper and Meredeth Clark of the California and Steve Zimmerman, C.P.A.