A sample form used by a foundation's board of directors to evaluation the chief executive officer.
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Sample bylaws for Community Foundations.
Sample conflict of interest policies for Community Foundations.
Back in 2009, Hal Harvey co-authored Money Well Spent, a handbook on strategic philanthropy. In this refreshingly blunt opinion piece, he shares his concerns about the unintended consequences that can result from strategic philanthropy – among them, exacerbating the inherent power imbalance between funders and nonprofits. Check out Harvey’s sound suggestions on how to navigate a course with your grantees that is strategic, but not suffocating.
Sample job descriptions for various positions in philanthropy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These profiles highlight the economic importance, diversity, and community impact of the charitable sector in each of the 50 states.
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.
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.
The Standards for Excellence code provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to achieve a well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organization.
Sample job descriptions for President and CEO or Executive Director positions at community foundations.
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)
There is great interest among grantmakers in demographic data, but no consensus or shared purpose yet on what data should be collected and how it should be used. This preliminary research on demographic data collection serves to create a baseline understanding of where the field is in demographic data collection that covers both the process of data collection and current use of demographic data.
These guides are designed to help foundations consider how more diverse and inclusive practices might advance their mission by making their work more effective and more reflective of communities served. By highlighting 10 ways foundations can approach diversity, this guide seeks to spark ideas and launch further dialogue.
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