Resources

Ramping Up Your Foundation: Key Considerations for Planning and Managing a Significant Increase in Giving

Ramping up giving offers your foundation a number of opportunities, including deeper stakeholder engagement, extended reach and influence, new funding strategies, and greater impact in your interest area. This primer is designed to help foundations like yours thoughtfully and responsibly plan for a significant ramp-up in giving and/or adjust to a sudden infusion of assets.... Read More

Practical Board Self-Assessment With Exponent Philanthropy Support

This board self-assessment was developed with your small foundation mind. It is designed to be a useful tool to increase your board’s effectiveness and help all board members feel more fulfilled by their work. An Exponent Philanthropy staff member will partner with you to tailor the implementation of the Practical Board Self-Assessment to your foundation’s unique... Read More

Practical Board Self-Assessment: Improve Your Foundation’s Effectiveness

Self-assessment is an excellent choice for small foundation boards at any stage. Whether your board is focused on fundraising, revising your mission and strategies, or struggling with internal divisions, a good self-assessment offers practical, useful results that help your board stay on track. This primer is designed to empower your board to take a thoughtful... Read More

Policymaking Made Clear: Eleven Foundation Policies Your Board Should Consider

Your foundation needs policies in order to operate. Yet, the word policy can send some board members running. This primer walks you through 11 policies your foundation should consider and offers tools to empower your board as it works to fulfill the foundation’s mission. The policy topics covered in this primer include: Attending fundraisers Board... Read More

Outsized Impact

Illustrating the power of individual, family, and small-staffed foundation donors We are pleased to share with you our annual report, Outsized Impact 2016, which showcases many of our 2016 accomplishments and illustrates the power of small-staffed foundations, philanthropic families, and individual donors. We invite you to read these stories, share them with others, and embrace the... Read More