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21st-Century Tools for 21st-Century Foundations

Publication date: 
05/2017

The world has changed dramatically since the first community foundation opened its doors in 1914. Today, these organizations play vital roles in more than 750 communities, but they also face competition from new philanthropy vehicles. This report looks at resources and tools that can help community foundations continue to identify and meet needs in their communities.

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The Resilient Organization: Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide

Publication date: 
03/2017

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.

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CFF Donor Services & Donor Development Fall 2016 Workshop

Publication date: 
10/2016

As donor intent evolves and increasing new ways of giving are introduced, how are Florida community foundations adapting their approach to endowments and second generation donors? How can community research impact donor intent? Community Foundations of Florida explored these topics at the 2016 Fall workshop directed at donor services and donor development staff of community foundations.

Revisit presentations from the day's programming and access slideshows below.  

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New report looks on impact of Giving Days

Publication date: 
08/2016

While giving days have raised millions of dollars for local causes across the country, a new Knight Foundation report examines their impact on the community foundations that organize them. Giving days, the report found, help community foundations raise their profile, gain digital skills and become information hubs for their communities. Read about it, and register for a virtual roundtable on the findings, at givingdayplaybook.org/beyond.

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CFF Summer Meeting Materials - 2016

Publication date: 
06/2016

FPN community foundations members met for the Community Foundations of Florida Summer Meeting June 8-9, 2016 in Orlando, FL. Sessions included resources around peer learning exchange, Florida community foundation trends, Florida KIDS COUNT, LGBTQ giving circles and community funds and collective innovation.

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Tips for Talking About Philanthropy

Publication date: 
06/2016

Talk about philanthropy. Appreciate the value of giving. Chances are, your clients give. They already donate generously to their favorite causes in the community and around the world. As a professional advisor, you can help them streamline their giving and enjoy greater tax advantages. Your community foundation can help you do so.

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Survey Results: The Operation of Women's Funds at Community Foundations

Publication date: 
05/2016

After a request by a CF Insights member seeking information about the operation of Women's Funds at community foundation, a survey was created and administered to a subset of potential respondents. This short, eight-question survey collected some high-level information about fees pricing, revenue sources, and the proportion of related responsibilities owned by volunteers and community foundation staff.

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2016 HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

Publication date: 
02/2016

The Council on Foundations is pleased to partner again with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on the Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. Now in its fourth year, this award recognizes excellence in partnerships that have transformed communities through collaborations between foundations and government entities. The goal is to highlight the value of public-philanthropic partnerships that positively impact the quality of life for low and moderate income communities — urban, suburban, and rural.

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Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2016

Publication date: 
01/2016

Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2016 is an annual industry forecast about the ways private resources are used for public benefit. 

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  • Insight: Big Ideas that Matter for 2016
  • Foresight: Predictions for 2016
  • Buzzword Watch
  • Hindsight: Renovations to Previous Forecasts
  • Glimpses of the Future

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