CNJG's website features resources from 77 philanthropy supporting organizations, their 7,000+ grantmaking foundation members, and colleague philanthropic partners. There are several different ways to search the resource library. Using the filters on the right side of this page, you can search by resource type, funding area, topic, or audience. For example, if you are looking for a case study, select that resource type, then filter by funding area, audience or topic to refine the results. Please note, the search box below only searches resources. If you're looking for news or events, use the search box in the upper right corner to search the entire site.
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A sample document detailing the core values of the Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation including restrictions on participation on nonprofit/grantee boards.
An overview on the self-dealing law, including definitions, common problem areas, exceptions, penalties, and resources.
This toolkit from North Carolina Network of Grantmakers gives practical information on establishing a fellowship program to support the next generation of foundation leaders.
The Forum's handbook of tools and resources for giving circle host organizations, including tools for deciding whether to host a giving circle, key questions to ask and a checklist of giving circle and host duties.
This book takes a no-nonsense look at the intricacies of establishing successful partnerships between nonprofit organizations, between nonprofits and for-profit companies, and between nonprofit organizations and governmental entities.
Sample job descriptions for positions at a Corporate Foundation or Corporate Giving Program.
Sample board committee descriptions, including roles and responsibilities of committee members
CNJG Member survey ranking which issues are most important to them.
Resource for top officers who sign the Form 990-PF to understand the important safeguards they should undertake before signing the tax return.
The Rural Philanthropy Knowledge Center contains practical information on how to start and manage a rural fund, and other useful resources on how to grow philanthropy in rural areas.
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.
In this report, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy explores the disparity in giving between urban and rural nonprofits, and how geographical isolation and capacity-building needs greatly reduce the ability for rural nonprofits to secure funding. The report offers substantive recommendations on ways to make philanthropy more responsive to rural America.
This includes insights and tips related to board governance, legal compliance, grantee communications, fiscal responsibility, public disclosure, and many other key areas of foundation governance and operations.
This toolkit is designed to walk you through some of the key steps and choices to consider as you establish or grow your fund, reflecting lessons and experience gathered from existing funds and foundations in Black, Asian, Arab, Latino and Native-American communities.
Sample job descriptions for positions at Community Foundations.
Sample job descriptions for positions at private foundations.
A sample form used by a foundation's board of directors to evaluation the chief executive officer.
All online communities and social networks that rely on users to contribute content or build services share one property: most users don't contribute. Find out how participation inequality can affect your blog or online community from Jakob Nielsen.
For tax preparers of the 990-PF, highlights those areas most commonly completed incorrectly and provide explanations and directions for proper completion.
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.