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Best Practice

What is the right relationship between philanthropy and government?

Audience: All Funders

Seven tips for running a successful family foundation by Advisor Perspectives.

Audience: Family Foundation

Memorandum on the Do's and Don'ts of Corporate Foundation practice prepared by Clark Hill PLC for the Council of Michigan Foundations.

Audience: Corporate Giving

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.

Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact is the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars.

A User's Guide to Advocacy Evaluation Planning was developed for advocates, evaluators, and funders who want guidance on how to evaluate advocacy and policy change efforts.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
There are many ways to start a giving circle. These 10 steps can give you a starting point and a basic roadmap.
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

This report includes the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars. It attempts to answer the questions: What differentiates an exemplary foundation from the rest of its peers?

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
MergeMinnesota, published by MAP for Nonprofits is a merger resource to help nonprofits better understand not only mergers, but also other forms of realignment.
Audience: All Funders
Learn how to help victims of disasters in ways that comply with federal tax rules that apply to charitable organizations from the Internal Revenue Service.
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

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