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.
Philanthropy as it is practiced in the United States is one of our nation's greatest social innovations. View a brief timeline exploring key moments in philanthropy.
Find key terms frequently used to describe philanthropy in this glossary developed by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.
Sample job descriptions for positions at Community Foundations.
Sample job descriptions for positions at a Corporate Foundation or Corporate Giving Program.
Sample proposal review and evaluation guidelines from foundations across the country.
Sample board committee descriptions, including roles and responsibilities of committee members
A sample form used by a foundation's board of directors to evaluation the chief executive officer.
Sample bylaws for Community Foundations.
Sample conflict of interest policies for Community Foundations.
Through the Kids Count Data Center you can access hundreds of measures of child well-being, incluing all those regularly used in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Data Book. Information can be examined at the state, regional, and national levels.
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.
Looking for advice on grant proposal writing? Explore a tutorial on the basics of writing a grant proposal from the Minnesota Council on Foundations.
This fact sheet explains what activities count as lobbying under federal tax law for private foundations.
This fact sheet has tips for private foundations using social media for policy change.
Learn how community foundations may engage in and support advocacy and lobbying.