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Webinar Recording Making the Most of Your Membership

This webinar will cover concrete steps you can take today to discover the value of your membership, including finding answers to your questions, getting connected to your community, accessing resources to advance your philanthropic goals, and more.  Whether you’re just getting started with our community, navigating change within your organization, or looking to make a... Read More

Spring 2019: Engaging Your Board

Our highly rated quarterly publication for members provides a wealth of information and inspiration in one easy read. In this issue: How to Motivate a Board? Start With One-on-One Questions Can Shorter Board Terms Actually Increase Engagement? Get Out and Kick the Tires, Together Disrupt Bullying Board Members Ramp Up for High-Impact Philanthropy Make Space... Read More

How Small-Staffed Community Foundations Keep Donors Engaged And Satisfied

According to a 2014 Center for Effective Philanthropy report, donor satisfaction is key for retaining donors to community foundations. Simply put, “The strongest predictors of donor satisfaction are donors’ sense of the foundation’s level of responsiveness when they need assistance and donors’ perceptions of the foundation’s impact on the community.” Many small-staffed community foundations already... Read More

Disability-Inclusive Grantmaking

As philanthropists, we envision communities that value and support people in all their diverse manifestations. We promote equality of opportunity and equitable outcomes. Yet, when we talk about diversity and inclusive philanthropy, we often mention disability at the very end of a long list—if it gets mentioned at all. Many of us who work full... Read More

Fall 2019: Funder Collaboration

Our highly rated publication provides a wealth of information in one easy read. In this issue: Funder Collaboration Defined Four Myths About Philanthropic Collaboration Creating the Funder Network I Needed Network-Weaving: A Key Factor in My Philanthropic Success A Conversation With Experienced Collaborators Read More