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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

Basics of Proposal Review

Determining where to spend your foundation’s grant funding is an important, and time-consuming task. This primer is designed to help you set up a proposal review process that meets your foundation’s goals and style and frees up time for you to go into the community and develop your knowledge and insight. In this primer, you’ll... Read More

Getting It Done: The Who and How of Small Foundation Investing

Investments are like most things in life: You can get by doing the bare minimum, but your assets will never reach their full potential, and may even suffer. Which management and oversight structure will make it possible for your foundation to make the most of its assets? This primer will help you answer that question.... Read More

Twenty Ways to Make a Difference: Stories From Small Foundations

Beyond dollars, small foundations hold unique assets that benefit your mission, program focus, or community. These include: Deep knowledge of community needs Ability to focus over time Ability to act quickly Reputation as community institutions Creativity and insight of board members and staff This primer features 20 strategies that draw upon these assets to make... Read More

How to Start a Private Foundation

Private foundations, if operated correctly, can provide significant benefits to individuals, families, and companies. Private foundations also provide tax benefits to taxpayers and enable them to build a long-lasting tradition of charitable giving. This primer offers an overview of private foundations and can help you: Educate yourself about various charitable vehicles. Determine the type of... Read More

Getting to Impact Through Evaluation

Evaluation can be a daunting topic for foundations of all sizes. So why encourage small foundations with already limited time and money to take on evaluation? That’s easy: Evaluation is a key element for foundations that want to increase the impact of their giving. This primer introduces you to the evaluation process and outlines each... Read More