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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

Getting to Impact Discussion Guide #7: What Evaluation Is and Isn’t

This discussion guide helps you define evaluation and its value in measuring your foundation’s impact. The guide highlights how evaluation can help you: Improve your work through learning. Become more effective. Assess your work in a way that’s grounded in your foundation’s priorities and values. Gather information and shed light on one issue at a... 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

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

Spotlight Report
COVID-19: How Have Funders Changed Their Approach & What Will Stick?

In April, Exponent Philanthropy and PEAK Grantmaking each fielded a survey to see how our respective communities of funders were responding to the impact of COVID-19 on their communities, grantees, and internal operations and processes. Inspired by our members’ collaboration during these challenging times, PEAK Grantmaking and Exponent Philanthropy partnered to analyze the survey results... Read More