The Philanthropy Roadmap includes a series of guides on issues donors might face in their philanthropy and profiles of Great Givers, real-life individuals, couples and families who exemplify thoughtful, effective giving.
GiveSmart.org is designed to help philanthropists make better decisions and get better results from their giving. The website is part of Bridgespan’s Give Smart philanthropy initiative, which also includes the book Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results by Thomas J. Tierney and Joel L. Fleishman (Public Affairs, 2011). GiveSmart.org collects and shares effective practices, including donor stories, practical how-to guides, and other decision-making tools.
Bolder Giving's mission is to inspire and support people to give at their full lifetime potential. Its website offers the inspiring stories of over 100 bold givers, a Giving Toolkit to help you explore ways to give boldly.
CEP's mission is to provide data and create insight to help philanthropic funders better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness. Its widely referenced research reports (on topics such as relationships with grantees, foundation strategy, assessing performance, and foundation governance) are available on its website.
Understanding that grantmakers are successful only to the extent that their grantees achieve meaningful results, GEO focuses on identifying and promoting grantmaker practices that support nonprofit success. GEO is a membership organization, but a selection of its resources (original research, action guides and more) are available to the public on its website.
GrantCraft is a valued resource for learning the craft of grantmaking. GrantCraft’s signature approach has been to tap the "practical wisdom" of a diverse group of experienced practitioners. In doing so, GrantCraft has amassed a set of tools and techniques that are now available as guides, a map of the craft, cases and more.
These presentations provide information on best practices in becoming a community for all ages -- at the home, neighborhood, and community-wide levels.
Browse hundreds of resources-- including articles, organizations, research, books, media strategies and training curricula-- aimed at helping organizations and individuals working to achieve racial healing and equity in their communities. Build your own customized resource guide which you can download and share.
For tax preparers of the 990-PF, highlights those areas most commonly completed incorrectly and provide explanations and directions for proper completion.
A sample conflict of interest form for independent private foundations.
An excellent tipsheet of Do's and Don'ts during the interview process with media developed by Tom Wadsworth of Wadsworth Communications.
Beth Kanter is a frequent contributor to many nonprofit technology web sites and magazines, Beth has authored chapters in several books, including "Psychology of Facebook Applications," and "Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders."
The heightened focus on nonprofit accountability in recent years has spurred calls for foundations and public charities to have adequate policies and procedures in place to ensure sound governance. One such policy that has become a recommended best practice for the sector is a whistleblower protection policy, yet most nonprofits still don’t have one. Here are some basic issues to consider when developing a whistleblower protection policy for your grantmaking organization.
Leading Tactics for Rural Fund Development is a series of step-by-step guides specifically to make the job of someone starting a rural fund easier.
This toolkit is designed to walk you through some of the key steps and choices to consider as you establish or grow your fund, reflecting lessons and experience gathered from existing funds and foundations in Black, Asian, Arab, Latino and Native-American communities.
The Frey Chair for Family Philanthropy program at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, and 21/64, a nonprofit consulting practice specializing in next gen and multigenerational strategic philanthropy, have released Next Gen Donors: Respecting Legacy, Revolutionizing Philanthropy. This first-of-its-kind research examines the next generation of major donors and studies this crucial group directly through interviews. Study participants were carefully screened to ensure that they are 21 to 40 years old and that fit study criteria to be considered high-capacity donors.
The following resources provide more information on the study of philanthropy, a relatively new field of academic interest.