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Tax Exempt Organization Search helps users find information about a tax-exempt organization’s federal tax status and filings.

Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking

A CNJG member queried our listserves on what online grants management system members use and would recommend for a small foundation. CNJG compiled these responses, and listed the different systems that members do use.

Audience: All Funders

This article written by Kerry McHugh Vice President and Program Officer at the Helen J. Serini Foundation, an independent foundation located in Maryland, offers ten things to do when meeting with a prospective grantee. She encourage funders to think of these interactions as relationship-building rather than a transaction.

Audience: All Funders

A CNJG member queried the Health & Aging listserves asking for sample letters of inquiry. This document includes a few responses from fellow members. If you would like to add yours to this list, please email us.

Audience: All Funders

As nonprofit funding of news grows, what are the best practices for ensuring editorial independence? API has published two sets of broad guidelines of best practices, one for funders and another for nonprofit media organizations, which are the product of more than two years of work exploring the question.

Traditionally, funders have asked grantees to report on compliance with grant requirements. But these reports don't show the difference a grantee is making with a funder's money. This report looks at how leading grantmakers are tackling the transition from compliance reporting to performance management.
Audience: All Funders
Topic: Grantmaking
This guide introduces grantmakers to the benefits of software automation and provides them with tools to use when considering a move to a new grants management system.
Audience: All Funders

Building a Culture of Capitalization in Your Organization, is written for nonprofit arts organizations and shares findings from NFF's study of 36 capital grants made by the Kresge Foundation between 2010 and 2012.

Audience: Program Staff
Topic: Grantmaking

Recommendations for Capital Grantmakers, is written for arts funders who are looking to make smart and impactful investments.

Audience: Program Staff
Topic: Grantmaking
Based on Nonprofit Finance Fund's research and analysis of 147 nonprofit child care centers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the report demystifies the financial, business and systemic barriers to expanding high-quality care—and begins to identify how to increase access for more children.
Audience: Program Staff
Topic: Grantmaking

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