Annual report of the Council on Foundations and Commonfund Institute on investment and governance policies and practices of private and community foundations.
This workbook includes 33 recommendations to help organizations of all sizes and missions as they work to improve their operations. The Principles Workbook will make it easier for boards of directors and staff leaders to assess the areas where their organizations are doing well and where there is room for improvement.
Learn about the challenges associated with executive transitions and opportunities for funders to better cope with executive management transitions from the Annie E Casey Foundation.
Sample bylaws for Community Foundations.
Sample conflict of interest policies for Community Foundations.
This study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University investigates how family foundations manage governance, decision making, and, especially, daily work activities when the number of local board members diminishes.
The Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations related to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight and responsible fundraising. The Principles should be considered by every charitable organization as a guide for strengthening its effectiveness and accountability.