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Publication Date: January, 2018

Sample job descriptions for President and CEO or Executive Director positions at community foundations.

Resource Type: Sample Document/Template
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2017

Top 10 findings from a three-part study of giving circles, their impact and their relationship with their hosting organizations significantly updates our understanding of the current scope, scale and significance of giving circles and other models of collective giving in the U.S. Additionally, this study deepens our understanding of the impact of participation in giving circles on donors’ giving and civic engagement and offers actionable information related to the relationships between giving circles and their hosting organizations.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2017

This research presents the first updated understanding of the current landscape of giving circles and similar models of collective giving or giving collaboratives in the United States in over 10 years. 

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: September, 2017

Fund the People created this toolkit to provide practical guidance, promising practices, and illustrative data to help funders, nonprofits, and others to maximize investments in the nonprofit workforce.

Resource Type: Resource Guide
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2017

We all have questions on security at our nonprofit organizations. This month CTO Matt Eshleman walks you through writing or updating an official policy – the questions to ask and the main issues your security policy needs to address.

Resource Type: Presentation
Topic: Technology
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2017

This workbook to help you think through specific policies to manage your nonprofit’s risk. It contains prompts to help you create and document policies for the acceptable use of technology and networks, personal devices for work, how to provide IT guidance to “accidental techies,” how to respond to an IT incident, and how to recover your technology after a major disaster.

Resource Type: ResearchResource Guide
Topic: Technology
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: April, 2017

For this suite of resources, GrantCraft captured the wisdom of philanthropic leaders who have participated in multi-party advocacy collaboratives and conducted a literature scan of how foundations talk about advocacy-focused collaborative work.

Resource Type: Resource Guide
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: March, 2017

The Resilient Organization, developed by TechSoup with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, is a holistic guide to IT disaster planning and recovery. This e-book is intended for organizations that are preparing for a disaster, as well as those that need to rebuild and maintain operations after a disaster.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Topic: Technology
Funding Area: Disaster Response/Relief
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: January, 2017

These profiles highlight the economic importance, diversity, and community impact of the charitable sector in each of the 50 states.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: Policy Makers
Topic: Public Policy
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: December, 2016

An initiative of the Alliance for Justice, Bolder Advocacy promotes active engagement in democratic processes and institutions by giving nonprofits and foundations the confidence to advocate effectively and by protecting their right to do so.

Resource Type: Website
Topic: Public Policy
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: December, 2016

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.

Resource Type: Resource Guide
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2016

Research shows that one of the greatest impediments to a prosperous future for all of Michigan's people is unequal access to resources. To help foundation leaders and their boards begin essential conversations about marginalized populations and determine the extent to which their organization's culture and grantmaking practices are aligned with a commitment to expanding opportunity in the communities they serve, CMF developed this discussion guide and self-assessment.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2016

Based sardonically on Masterpiece Theatre, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’s Structural Racism Theater introduces the viewer to concrete examples of structural racism and implicit bias. It’s edgy, dryly humorous, “shareable,” and an incredibly different direction for WRAG. The first episode, "The Pernicious Compromise," focuses on the timely topic of the Electoral College and its connection to the Three-Fifths Compromise.

Resource Type: Issue Briefing
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2016

Based sardonically on Masterpiece Theatre, Structural Racism Theater introduces the viewer to concrete examples of structural racism and implicit bias in an edgy, social media-friendly way. In "Darkness in Emerald City," we look at the relationship between implicit bias and institutional racism.

Resource Type: Issue Briefing
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2016

Lumina Foundation's signature report on college attainment statistics is designed to track the progress toward its goal of having 60% of Americans hold a post-secondary degree or credential by the year 2025.

Resource Type: Research
Funding Area: Educational
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: November, 2016

The Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal com

Resource Type: Best PracticeResearch
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: October, 2016

This guide was developed as a partnership of Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey with the goal of raising awareness among funders about ACEs (adverse childhood experiences), trauma, and resilience and help them understand how they can apply trauma-informed practice to their work.

Resource Type: Report
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: September, 2016

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.
 

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Technology
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: September, 2016

ACT!Quick is a short version of Alliance for Justice’s Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT!) and is designed to provide a quick diagnosis of the strengths and gaps in organizations’ advocacy skills, knowledge, and practices, and identify areas for strengthening.

Resource Type: Resource Guide
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2016

Foundation leaders have a unique opportunity to serve as powerful champions of their missions. Partnering with your grantees can amplify your impact. The following guide is designed to help you start having an honest conversation in the boardroom; a conversation about your foundation’s goals, approach, and, most importantly, vision for the future.

Resource Type: Resource Guide
Audience: Board/Trustees
Topic: Governance

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