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Topic: “Administration”

How to Engage the National Student Response Network During COVID-19

Giving Beyond Dollars By Henry Berman I speak often about how we as funders can support our nonprofit partners and communities, beyond giving funds. Among the methods we have at our disposal—conveying, advocating and offering connections. Recently, I spoke with Jalen Benson, a first-year medical student, and his colleague Julia Walczak, a nursing student. They’re... Read More

Please, If You Don’t Need It, Don’t Take It; If You Took It and Don’t Need It, Repay It

Recent press coverage has been rife with stories of public companies taking forgivable loans under the Payroll Protection Plan (PPP). In times of economic uncertainty, it’s understandable that many businesses quickly applied for whatever programs were available. But businesses with strong banking relationships crowded out many nonprofits from accessing the funding stream. The initial $349... Read More

Setting Up a Small Foundation Office

As the manager of a new foundation, setting up the foundation’s administration might seem daunting. This Exponent Philanthropy primer will help you determine what administration model will work best for your foundation, and, if you decide your foundation needs a formal office, this article will help you establish basic office systems so your foundation can... Read More

Webinar Recording
The State of Small-Staffed Foundations

Discover the broader world of foundations that have few or no staff, and see where your foundation fits in. Based on insights gleaned from Exponent Philanthropy’s annual survey of leanly staffed foundations, this presentation will review trends in boards and governance, grantmaking practices, investments and compensation, including: How are foundation boards working to engage the... Read More

The Best of Both Worlds: Using Private Foundations and Donor Advised Funds

This guide is for professional advisors whose clients want to formalize their charitable giving through a giving vehicle such as a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) or a private foundation. Experienced professional advisors know that helping clients find the best giving vehicle available for them creates a win-win situation. The clients will be happier with a vehicle that is a... Read More