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This resource monograph developed by Philanthropy Ohio provides brief case studies of several partnerships in which foundations play or have played a pivotal role, beyond funding to convening, advocacy and technical assistance.

For tax preparers of the 990-PF, highlights those areas most commonly completed incorrectly and provide explanations and directions for proper completion.

Audience: Executive Staff
This tool for unstaffed foundations includes an accountability self-assessment and a legal checklist. It is divided into nine topic sections, each of which is divided into three levels, which can help foundations tailor the tool to meet their specific interests and needs. Also included are an Excel spreadsheet to help tabulate responses, an extensive accountability resource list, and a glossary of key words and concepts used in the tool.
Audience: Family Foundation
Topic: Governance

Online resource from Free Management Library, includes a guideline and agenda for board training sessions.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Governance

This guide was developed by a joint working group of the Council on Foundations and the European Foundation Centre. It identifies eight principles of good disaster grantmaking and offers a number of tips to help grantmakers address disasters more effectively, including facts and figures about recent major disasters around the world and a list of useful disaster information websites.

Audience: Corporate Giving

How can foundations move from interest to action in developing media relations? Read about key lessons learned from the Foundations Media Relations Project, an effort to boost the media capabilities of five regional associations.

Audience: All Funders

Should your organization be in the spotlight? Learn how to engage the media and turn your cause into a newsworthy event from the Nonprofit World.

Audience: All Funders
This tool for staffed foundations includes an accountability self-assessment and a legal checklist. It is divided into nine topic sections, each of which is divided into three levels, which can help foundations tailor the tool to meet their specific interests and needs. Also included are an Excel spreadsheet to help tabulate responses, an extensive accountability resource list, and a glossary of key words and concepts used in the tool.
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Governance
Checklist focusing on a foundation’s transparency in communicating key information about the organization to its constituents and the broader public.
Audience: All Funders

What implications does the Sarbanes-Oxley law passed by Congress have for nonprofits? Learn more about recent changes in federal and state laws and find sample policies of use for nonprofits.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Public Policy

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