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Sample bylaws for Community Foundations.
Sample conflict of interest policies for Community Foundations.
Why is the food system important to philanthropy? Because hunger, food insecurity, nutrition-related chronic disease, the health of resource lands and waterways, wages, and equal opportunity in the food economy all converge in our regional food system.
JK Group, a leading software and value-added services provider for corporate philanthropy has released a white paper that addresses the current state of corporate philanthropy and offers employers key insight on how they can build robust giving campaigns that resonate with employees, drive engage
Trends and Strategies to Engage Employees in Greater Giving finds that companies are creating new giving models to attract younger employees and to ensure their programs remain relevant and vibrant.
How does the public view philanthropy? Explore a humorous, fast-paced video of public interviews from the Minnesota Council on Foundations.
This piece captures five key insights to guide organizations as they develop ongoing Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation plans to achieve greater social impact.
Updated publication from CFLeads focusing on resident engagement for community foundations.
In a 2013 survey, funders were asked about the biggest transparency challenges they faced. The highest response was “not enough clarity around practical steps for being transparent.” This guide from GrantCraft & Glasspockets is helping foundations open up with clear action steps.
Communities thrive when people are housed comfortably, safely, and affordably. This is especially true for children. And when children thrive, their educational and other outcomes are more likely to be positive. Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers' What Funders Need to Know looks at the connection between stable housing and educational outcomes.
America’s commitment to philanthropy is unique among nations. Arthur Brooks takes a deeper look at Americans' generosity and shows how recipients of charitable donations will be impacted by changes in tax rates and proposed caps on charitable deductions.
This case study examines the experience of the Corporation for Supportive Housing as it worked with the nonprofit consultancy AchieveMission to understand and adopt better human capital management plans and practices.
A key objective of the Scaling What Works initiative has been to translate insight and learning from grantmaker intermediaries involved with the Social Innovation Fund and share them with the broader philanthropic community. The fifth guide in the Lessons Learned series presents the benefits and challenges of partnerships between local and national funders, and highlights key considerations for both kinds of funders to foster success in their collaboration.
This report explores how 18 organizations raise and spend money and the role that reach and engagement play in their efforts to connect with audiences and derive revenue from those connections.
This research brief summarizes early findings from a survey commissioned by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. to measure the ongoing impact of Hurricane Sandy, one year after the storm made landfall.
Idealware partnered with Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey to create A Practical Guide to Integrated Communications: A Workbook for Nonprofits to help organizations understand how to plan, schedule, and integrate communications into cohesive messaging around your campaigns and the equally important times between them.
A growing number of foundations and philanthropists have elected to give away their money by a fixed date rather than establish perpetual foundations.
In a series of four podcasts, GrantCraft explores the values, motivations, and stories of the up-and-coming generation of philanthropists.
D5′s State of the Work 2013 features lessons learned from executives of the American Express Foundation, the Baltimore Community Foundation, Access Strategies Fund, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation,...
This piece from ORS Impact captures five key insights to guide organizations as they develop ongoing Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation plans to achieve greater social impact.