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Community foundations can be a trusted resource to philanthropic families. They help families solve practical issues such as geographic dispersion and anonymity. And they can provide deeper support for community problem-solving and family succession planning. However, community foundations vary widely in their goals and capacity and family members vary widely in their goals for working with other partners. In this session, you’ll hear from leading community foundations and family philanthropists about how their partnerships strengthen their respective missions, leverage local knowledge and resources, and help prepare future generations of philanthropic families. The session will also draw on the experience and trends research of the National Center for Family Philanthropy and its Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network.
This advocacy and civic engagement toolkit is designed for private foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.
This advocacy and civic engagement toolkit is designed for community and public foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of these foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.
This guide to provides you with information on the complex humanitarian emergency as well as offer ideas on how to effectively allocate your philanthropic dollars.
These sample disclosure forms ask individuals to list their affiliations with other entities that might potentially affect their independent decision making in order to identify potential conflicts of interest based on an expansive definition of affiliated persons.
This book is available as a free pdf download at the link below. It provides some great profiles of programs with positive results (including IBM’s P-TECH program and efforts at Valencia State College). It also provides philanthropy guidance on possible points of entry in assisting “middle skill” job development. Philanthropy Roundtable, Sep. 2016
There is a greater appreciation for the importance of high school students not only graduating, but graduating ready to be successful in college with minimal remediation. This article calls into question the current measurement and reporting formats in light of low college completion rates. It presents an aggressive metric to consider. Ed Week; Sep. 29, 2016
Florida Philanthropic Network seeks president and CEO to build on and further shape the voice of philanthropy in Florida.
The Silver to Gold Issue Brief focuses on aging demographics in the United States.
A Market Emerges: The Six Dynamics of Impact Investing reports trends and challenges in the field of impact investing.
This guide from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors suggests that funders can make their grantmaking more responsive and efficient by combining the concepts of diversity and inclusion with basic due diligence.
Checklist focusing on a foundation’s transparency in communicating key information about the organization to its constituents and the broader public.
List of resources on communications and disclosure issues.
Sample board committee descriptions, including roles and responsibilities of committee members
A sample form used by a foundation's board of directors to evaluation the chief executive officer.
New to philanthropy? Learn the basics with our helpful glossary of philanthropic terms, compiled from the very best resources on the Web. Thanks to our colleagues at the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy for this resource.
Click below to review FPN's Form 990s from previous years.