Foundations must give serious thought to how much should be given away today and what should be saved for the future. Written with a particular advocacy position, this academic paper from the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations provides a good summary of both sides of the foundation payout debate.
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Should your organization be in the spotlight? Learn how to engage the media and turn your cause into a newsworthy event from the Nonprofit World.
Newspaper op-eds are an inexpensive and powerful tool for reaching policymakers and the public. Get tips for writing effective op-eds from the Benton Foundation.
How much is appropriate to spend on administrative expenses? Learn how major differences in operating characteristics can affect expense levels in this comprehensive report from the Urban Institute.
Sample crisis communications readiness checklist from from Al Czarnecki Communications; focus on ten things to put into place prior to a crisis.
Access official tax information and resources for charities and other nonprofits from the Internal Revenue Service.
This checklist of essential age-friendly city features is based on the results of the WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities project consultation in 33 cities in 22 countries. The checklist is a tool for a city’s self-assessment and a map for charting progress. More detailed checklists of age-friendly city features are to be found in the WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities Guide.
Check out the Activation Point, where you will find best practices for planning for persuasion, tailored to the unique needs of social change organizations.
The Home for Life Issue Brief covers programs involving aging in place.
This research highlights innovative strategies, extraordinary and passionate leaders, and organizations that are creating pathways to engage the resources of their community for their community.
Seminal work on community foundations, published in 2005.
How can grantmakers use knowledge management to increase the impact of their work? Explore key issues and lessons learned from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.
Stewardship Principles to Strengthen Performance describe how corporate grantmakers can reflect their fundamental values in their governance, management and grantmaking.
The first statewide overview of philanthropy in Florida, this 32-page report gives a comprehensive look at Florida foundations and individual donors. The report also looks at the scope and focus of charitable giving, comparing Florida to other southeastern states and to the nation.
In a report prepared for Florida Philanthropic Network, the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., examined 11 Florida programs to determine how well the fourth most populous state with the highest concentration of elderly residents was using federal dollars in social-service programs during the past decade. The report includes: demographics, fiscal and political context and a snapshot of Florida revenue and expenditures.
Originally published at a time of many hospital conversions, this paper continues to provide helpful information on philanthropic options for the sale of hospital assets.
Sample job descriptions for President and CEO or Executive Director positions at community foundations.
On Monday, November 13, 2017, Center for Disaster Philanthropy partnered with Grantmakers in Aging(GIA), The Patterson Foundation, and the Florida Philanthropic Network for a discussion on how funders can help older adults affected by hurricanes.
When faced with how to best to respond to the needs of older adults in a disaster, funders need to combine their knowledge of all three components of this work: knowledge about philanthropy, older adults, and disasters.
The Standards for Excellence code provides a framework and step-by-step guidelines to achieve a well-managed and responsibly governed nonprofit organization.
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The Department of State (Dos) urges U.S. citizens in the impacted areas who are safe to contact their loved ones directly and/or update their social media status. If you are in the affected area and need immediate emergency services, please contact local authorities.