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Foundations 101 Virtual Seminar: Governance Basics

In this governance basics module of the Foundations 101 virtual seminar, learn ways trustees and staff can ensure smooth board operations and minimize the impact of change. Participants will review key administrative tasks to maintain the board’s structure and operations, including putting into place important documents, orienting board members, and setting term limits. Speaker Mary Phillips... Read More

Recruiting Foundation Board Members: How to Find the Right People

One of the most important decisions you will make for your foundation is selecting your board members. The people you choose will help shape your foundation’s future and influence its ability to fulfill its mission. This primer guides you through an effective board recruitment process. It covers topics including: Identifying and cultivating potential board members... Read More

Legal Essentials for Small Foundations

Managing a foundation is fantastic work. However, foundation management also requires complying with a myriad of laws that oversee grantmaking, investment strategies, public disclosures, and more. This primer summarizes some of the most important laws related to managing a foundation. It covers legal issues related to the following topics: Grantmaking Operations and administration Investments It... Read More