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Sample job descriptions for positions at Community Foundations.

Sample job descriptions for positions at private foundations.

Audience: All Funders

A sample form used by a foundation's board of directors to evaluation the chief executive officer.

Audience: Board/Trustees

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

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Governance

Sample conflict of interest policy, as outlined by the Internal Revenue Service.

Topic: Governance

Looking for advice on grant proposal writing? Explore a tutorial on the basics of writing a grant proposal from the Minnesota Council on Foundations.

Sample crisis communications readiness checklist from from Al Czarnecki Communications; focus on ten things to put into place prior to a crisis.

Amid the growing public scrutiny of philanthropy in recent years, legislators, the media and the general public are taking a closer look at foundations’ administrative expenses. This article offers some guidance to help foundations manage, benchmark and report their administrative expenses in ways that can effectively demonstrate and ensure they are spending their dollars wisely to fulfill the public trust.

Audience: Family Foundation

The heightened focus on nonprofit accountability in recent years has spurred calls for foundations and public charities to have adequate policies and procedures in place to ensure sound governance. One such policy that has become a recommended best practice for the sector is a whistleblower protection policy, yet most nonprofits still don’t have one. Here are some basic issues to consider when developing a whistleblower protection policy for your grantmaking organization.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Governance

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

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