This advocacy and civic engagement toolkit is designed for private foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.
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This advocacy and civic engagement toolkit is designed for community and public foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of these foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.
This book is provides profiles of programs with positive results, including IBM’s P-TECH program and efforts at Valencia State College, and philanthropy guidance on possible points of entry in assisting “middle skill” job development.
Gerald Cross, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Economy League; Karen Miller, Senior Fellow, Berks County Community Foundation, and Max King, President & CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation joined funders across the state to discuss a soon-to-be released analysis from the Pennsylvania Economy League of the finances of Pennsylvania's municipalities over a 44-year period which reveals that Pennsylvania's municipal government system is plainly broken.
What can grantmakers do to continue reducing the burden on nonprofits and free up more time and money for mission-based activities? Our research suggests four core principles grantmakers can adopt to relieve the burden on nonprofits.
Sample job descriptions for President and CEO or Executive Director positions at community foundations.
These sample disclosure forms ask individuals to list their affiliations with other entities that might potentially affect their independent decision making in order to identify potential conflicts of interest based on an expansive definition of affiliated persons.
The Standards for Excellence code provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to achieve a well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organization.
The Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight and responsible fundraising. The Principles should be considered by every charitable organization as a guide for strengthening its effectiveness and accountability.
These profiles highlight the economic importance, diversity, and community impact of the charitable sector in each of the 50 states.
This guide to provides you with information on the complex humanitarian emergency as well as offer ideas on how to effectively allocate your philanthropic dollars.
Looking to upgrade your grants management technology? This chart details major foundation information system providers and their products.
A sample social networking policy developed by the Central Indiana Community Foundation. This policy establishes prudent and acceptable practices regarding the use of social networking and educates individuals using social networking about their responsibilities.
Funders can support effective leadership in grantee organizations and foster good management practices by offering resources for training and coaching to build the capacity of nonprofits.
This will serve as an ongoing resource page for funders with ways to help families that have been separated at the borders. Thank you to Associated Grantmakers for collating these resources. (updated June 20, 2018)
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