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Webinar Recordings Library

Exponent Philanthropy webinars cover a wide range of topics such as philanthropy trends, foundation operations, legal procedures, and more. Browse our library of webinar recordings below. Missed a webinar? View our most recent webinars here: The State of Small-Staffed Foundations, 2021 Start Now, Stop Climate Change: Leveraging Foundation Portfolios to Impact the Environment Advocacy by... Read More

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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

Foundation Operations and Management Report

Use this report as a guide when making operational decisions at your foundation with benchmarking data on boards and governance, grantmaking, investments, staff compensation, and more. Based on our annual Operations and Management Survey of foundation members, this unique benchmarking tool gives powerful insight into the grantmaking and operations of small-staffed foundations in the United States.... Read More

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Force for Good: Philanthropy and Family Business

Foundations can no longer rely on fixed income investments to generate strong returns with low risk. As returns on fixed income have declined, many foundations have taken on more risk (via equity investments) to fill the earnings gap. What if there is a way for your foundation to generate investment income without changing your risk... Read More

How Can Community Foundations Prepare to Invest for Impact

For many years, small-staffed foundations have been at the heart of the impact investing movement, joining with—and, at times, leading—larger philanthropies. Today’s community foundations are investing for impact in two ways: through program related investments (PRIs) made with the expectation that the amount invested will be repaid to the foundation, and by investing a portion... Read More

Next Gen Fellows Program

The Next Gen Fellows Program is a leadership development program for the next generation of foundation leaders. The fellowship is de-signed for current or soon-to-be trustees and staff roughly 18–35 years old. In this program, you will: Be guided by experienced practitioners and field leaders. Learn about best practices and emerging trends. Try out new... Read More