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Over the past decade, many communities have been struggling from “brain-drain” – their best and brightest are being sent off to college never to return. Public, private, and nonprofit entities across the country have been struggling to develop innovative solutions to this problem. Join us to hear the story of how a group of community foundations in Michigan have implemented a Talent Retention Program to incentivize their college-educated youth to return home after obtaining a college degree. Want to start a Talent Retention Program in your community?
The new process for National Standards is efficient, but there are still opportunities to make it easier. This webinar will share best practices and processes to pass National Standards as seamlessly as possible.
Hackers have learned to profit from their activities. While breaches at large companies like Target, Home Depot and Sony dominate the news this threat is significant for the small business as well. Virtually every industry segment is affected; indeed, any business that stores personal financial information on the network or conducts online cash management is a potential target. Payment fraud targeting wire transfers, automatic clearing house payments, and credit cards is increasing at an alarming rate. Historically, hacking has been a high risk issue only for banks, but attackers are now targeting all businesses in an effort to access bank funds via online payment methods.
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What is a “supporting organization” and how is it used by a community foundation? This webinar will review the basic concept of a supporting organization and why it can be useful for community foundations. The various types of supporting organizations will be described with an explanation of which type is appropriate for different situations. In this webinar you will review the steps involved in creating a supporting organization and the ongoing work involved in managing one. A comparison of supporting organizations with donor-advised funds and private foundations will also be provided.
An article by Alice Buhl introduces a wide range of models from which families can choose to determine how to compose board, staff or advisory committees.
This Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship (BCCCC) report offers a snapshot of the job of a corporate citizenship professional, including their evolving job functions and data on the salary, benefits and background of today's practitioners.
Amid the growing public scrutiny of philanthropy in recent years, legislators, the media and the general public are taking a closer look at foundations’ administrative expenses. This article offers some guidance to help foundations manage, benchmark and report their administrative expenses in ways that can effectively demonstrate and ensure they are spending their dollars wisely to fulfill the public trust.
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.
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.
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