National Standards guide the sound policies and practices that help community foundations achieve results and impact.
Donating money to modify public thinking and government policy has now taken its place next to service-centered giving as a constructive branch of philanthropy. Many donors now view public-policy reform as a necessary adjunct to their efforts to improve lives directly. This book was written to help donors navigate the obstacles of public-policy philanthropy.
Florida Philanthropic Network has partnered with Independent Sector to disseminate a co-branded version of the Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice as a means to provide a strong guide for private foundations and public charities that aspire to high standards of governance and ethical practice.
Developed by the Southern Law Poverty Center, the guide (available in pdf and website formats) provides advice and suggestions for responding to everyday bigotry in a variety of settings-- among family, among friends and neighbors, at work, at school, and in public.
This new initiative from The Monitor Institute encourages community foundations to think creatively about the future, build on past successes and explore innovative new possibilities. The “What’s Next for Community Philanthropy” toolkit aims to help community philanthropy organizations apply innovation and design methodologies to think creatively about their business models and the broader future of the field.
Updated publication from CFLeads focusing on resident engagement for community foundations.
This set of new media marketing tools is designed to help community foundations build on the 100-year anniversary of the field to highlight the good work you do every day in your hometown.
A publication of the Internal Revenue Service, this document addresses activities that may jeopardize a charity's exempt status, recordkeeping, required public disclosures and other issues of importance to public charities.
Expanding Minds and Opportunities is a collection of articles presenting examples of effective practices, programs and partnerships demonstrating the power of afterschool and summer learning opportunities to support student success.
Attention to the role of gender is most useful with programs that seek to change unhealthy behaviors, such as reproductive health and teen pregnancy, gender-based violence, substance abuse and educational under-achievement. This guide suggests that funders can work to improve program outcomes by helping the funding community and grantees recognize how men and women are affected by disparities in social expectations, such as codes of manhood and womanhood.