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GIFT VII Consultant Resources

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In October 2018, Lilly Endowment Inc. announced GIFT VII, a major new initiative for community foundations. Lilly Endowment has supported the development and growth of Indiana community foundations for over 25 years. 

A significant new element of this initiative is a focus on community leadership.  In 2019, each community foundation will receive at least $50,000 for community leadership planning work. The Endowment is also open to community foundations using some of the grant for internal capacity building in preparation for community leadership work.


The Resilient Organization: Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide

The Resilient Organization, developed by TechSoup with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, is a holistic guide to IT disaster planning and recovery. This e-book is intended for organizations that are preparing for a disaster, as well as those that need to rebuild and maintain operations after a disaster.

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Promise Indiana Deep Dive Day

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The Promise Indiana Deep Dive Day was developed after several questions following the session at the IPA/GIFT statewide conference in June 2016. Initially the goals for the day were to assist community foundations in understanding the benefits of the program for their community and what administrative responsibilities would be required to start a program in their community. Now, thanks to the work being done in 14 communities, focus on how this program can change the culture of our communities and our residents was also covered. The Promise Indiana program has brought attention to Indiana from around the country.