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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

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

Legal Essentials for Small Foundations

Managing a foundation is fantastic work. However, foundation management also requires complying with a myriad of laws that oversee grantmaking, investment strategies, public disclosures, and more. This primer summarizes some of the most important laws related to managing a foundation. It covers legal issues related to the following topics: Grantmaking Operations and administration Investments It... 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

Ramping Up for High-Impact Philanthropy Toolkit

This toolkit is for seasoned donors, donor advised fund holders, foundation trustees, and staff who are taking steps to significantly ramp up the impact of their giving. No longer content with just “making good grants” or “doing good things for the community,”  you have taken a fresh look at your goals, strategies, and outcomes and... Read More

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Journeys to Equity

We invite you to join us to explore the different approaches lean funders can take to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work. Hear from peers about what their journey has been like, and reflect on how to adopt these practices to amplify your impact. Our goal is that you leave this program inspired... Read More