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The Trustee Handbook: Essentials for Effective Foundation Board Members

We designed this handbook specifically for trustees and directors of small-staffed foundations, and key staff who work closely with them. It provides information on and insights into foundation fundamentals: governance, grantmaking, legal compliance, and financial oversight. At the same time, it shares a wealth of tips and tools to orient you to the trustee role.... 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

Working With Community Foundations: A Guide for Small Foundations

With so much interest in giving to their communities, it makes sense that many small foundations work with local community foundations to achieve their charitable goals. This primer describes how your small foundation can work with a community foundation to fulfill your mission and goals. It highlights how community foundations can help you: Expand your... 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

Getting to Impact Discussion Guide #2: Why Defining Your Focus Is Critical

This discussion guide helps you understand the benefits of focusing your foundation’s giving. It also offers tips for choosing a focus based on consensus, which is a critical step for achieving greater impact. The topics covered in this guide include: Five reasons to define a focus. Focusing with greater ease. Settling on a focus. The... Read More