In this carefully curated, 12-page publication featuring top content from our blog, you’ll find advice and inspiration on a single theme penned by fellow members, trusted colleagues, and our expert staff.

Use this exclusive member benefit to focus your thinking or spark conversations with others who share in your giving. Look for new issues 3-4 times yearly online and in print (mailed automatically to each primary member contact).

Spring 2018: Funder Advocacy

  • Funders Embrace Advocacy to Catalyze Change

  • My Family’s Foundation Entered the Policy Arena, and We Are Not Looking Back

  • Why Our Community Foundation Partners With State Legislators

  • Effective Meetings With Government Officials



Essentials Winter 2017: Funder-Grantee Relationships

Essentials Fall 2017: Diverse Perspectives

Essentials Spring/Summer 2017: Multigenerational Philanthropy


Essentials Winter 2016: Telling Your Story

Essentials Summer 2016: Gifts of All Sizes

Essentials Spring 2016: Investing in Talent


Essentials Winter 2015: Organizational Effectiveness

Essentials Fall 2015: Setting Your Giving Path

Essentials Summer 2015: Leadership

Essentials Spring 2015: Minding Your Ps and Qs


Essentials Fall 2014: Soft Skills

Essentials Summer 2014: Trends

Essentials Spring 2014: Transition Points