Resources

Getting to Impact Discussion Guide #1: Why Every Foundation Can and Should Have Impact

The Getting to Impact Discussion Guides are designed to help you facilitate discussions among your board members or local community of grantmakers with one purpose: to explore and strengthen a commitment to impact with your giving. The first discussion guide helps you understand impact, the importance of pursuing it, and a basic framework for achieving... Read More

Media Toolkit: A Funder’s Guide to Engaging With Members of the Media

Every organization, no matter the size, should consider developing a media strategy. Beautifully landscaped Facebook pages and carefully crafted tweets are less important than unified messages and timely goals. The following general guidelines, excerpted from our Media Toolkit can be adopted by any nonprofit or foundation seeking to build relationships with its community and craft a powerful... Read More

Teen Philanthropy Café

This series introduces young people to strategic, thoughtful philanthropy, and inspires them toward giving with impact. Families and adults who work with youth can use these guides to facilitate peer discussions and fun activities around giving. On the menu Order a full-color, printed set of these readers. This project is a partnership of Exponent Philanthropy and... Read More

The Trustee Handbook: Essentials for Effective Foundation Board Members

This handbook has been recently updated and is designed specifically for trustees of small foundations with few or no staff. It is a comprehensive resource that features detailed guidance on important topics for every board member and trustee, including: Small Foundation Governance Grantmaking Tax and Legal Issues Financial oversight and investments. In addition, the handbook... Read More