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Publication Date: December, 2008
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.
Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Funding Area: Disaster Response/Relief
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2008

How can a grantmaker covert a concept into a specific request for proposals? Read about one grantmaker's efforts to build financial strength and program quality for community foundations in a casestudy from Grantcraft.

Resource Type: Case Study
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2008

A focus on racial equity can increase your effectiveness at every stage of the grant making process.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2008

Imagine starting a new grant-making program from scratch —no prior grantees, no established procedures, no set objectives. Read about one grantmaker's experience in establishing a rural poverty program in a casestudy from Grantcraft.

Resource Type: Case Study
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: August, 2008

What would good foundation practice with solid evaluative inquiry at its core look like? Find out how your foundation can rethink the role of evaluation and turn it into a vital institutional tool.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: June, 2008

Sample job descriptions for positions at Family Foundations.

Resource Type: Sample Document/Template
Audience: Family Foundation
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2008

Budgeting is key to financial management. Learn how to plan, develop, and use budgets for your organization in a budgeting toolkit from Civicus.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Finance
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2008

Learn about the challenges associated with executive transitions and opportunities for funders to better cope with executive management transitions from the Annie E Casey Foundation.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2008

What can grantmaker do to help their grantees manage executive transitions more effectively? Get tips and best practices from Grantcraft.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: Executive Staff
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2008

Why are founder transitions particular complex for leaders and their organizations? Find out how founders and their boards can address departure issues from the Annie E Casey Foundation.

Resource Type: Best PracticeCase Study
Audience: Executive Staff
Topic: Governance
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2008

Although grants to individuals make additional demands on foundations both legally and administratively, they are sometimes the best way to achieve your mission objective. Find out how to design and manage a grants-to-individuals program from Grantcraft.

Resource Type: Case Study
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2008

What are the benefits of using an interim executive director during an executive transition? Explore issues to consider when weighing whether to use an interim ED from the Annie E Casey Foundation.

Resource Type: Best PracticeCase Study
Audience: Executive Staff
Topic: Governance
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2008

Find a collection of resources on the how-tos of building your organization's budget.

Resource Type: Research
Audience: Non Profit Staff
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2008

The budget process is a critical component of sound financial management. Find tips to help your organization develop and maintain a healthy budget from Third Sector New England.

Resource Type: Report
Audience: Non Profit Staff
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: May, 2008

How can your organization implement budget cuts without compromising it's mission? Find tips and best practices for developing a strategy for budget cuts.

Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Finance
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: April, 2008
An April 2008 analysis by the Forum of the relationship between giving circles and their host organizations; accompanies a handbook of tools for considerations when hosting a circle.
Resource Type: Research
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: April, 2008
This comprehensive report shares the experiences of donors that provided funding following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and offers a blueprint for future philanthropic intervention following such disasters.
Resource Type: Best Practice
Audience: All Funders
Funding Area: Disaster Response/Relief
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: March, 2008
A sample document detailing the core values of the Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation including restrictions on participation on nonprofit/grantee boards.
Resource Type: Sample Document/Template
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: March, 2008
An overview on the self-dealing law, including definitions, common problem areas, exceptions, penalties, and resources.
Resource Type: PresentationResearch
Topic: Governance
Knowledgebase
Publication Date: February, 2008
This toolkit from North Carolina Network of Grantmakers gives practical information on establishing a fellowship program to support the next generation of foundation leaders.

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