Raffles, bingo, auctions, door prizes, pull tabs, casino nights.... Do you know which of these are considered gaming? Do you know if you need a license? Are you a “qualified organization”? Even if you don't use these techniques for fundraising events, many of your grantees do, and they can play a large role in the challenging area of donor-initiated fundraising.
Nonprofits can and should play an active role during elections, particularly by educating and activating voters. However, with important local, state and federal elections coming up this fall, nonprofits should take the time to remind their staff about appropriate activity during a political campaign or at any other time.
This publication from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations offers a framework for thinking about how to measure progress and results in place-based and community change initiatives.
Low levels of diversity in the senior ranks of foundations have proven to be a stubborn challenge for the field of philanthropy. A report by Forward Change takes an important step toward a deeper understanding of the career pathways of professionals of color in philanthropy—how they enter foundations, how they advance across their careers, and what factors affect their advancement within the sector.
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.
This webinar provides an overview of IPA's programs and services. View the entire recording or download the slides.
This report on Indiana foundation giving provides an overview of the funding landscape in Indiana, as well as a focused analysis of grantmaking
directed toward specific beneficiary groups.
To better understand how community foundations can best respond to the current environment, the Center for Effective Philanthropy asked donors about how satisfied they are with the community foundations with which they work. What matters most to them? What do these donors want from their community foundations?
Key facts about foundation giving in Indiana including giving by foundation type, giving by focus area and the top Indiana foundations by giving.
See a list of contacts at Indiana community foundations.
The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), formerly the Elementary and Secondary School Survey, has collected data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation’s public schools since 1968. The 2011-2012 CRDC collection includes data from every public school in the nation. Access information at the school and district level.
This webinar explains important provisions of the Indiana Code and Internal Revenue Code that affect your daily work. Understanding this legal framework will benefit your management, governance and asset development strategies.
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.
This webinar includes an overview of standards and tools available for assessing summer learning programs. Earl Martin Phalen, founder and CEO of Summer Advantage USA, shares best practices and insights from an exemplary program. John Elliott of Kroger and Roderick Wheeler of Central Indiana Community Foundation provide funders' perspectives on investing in summer learning.
JK Group, a leading software and value-added services provider for corporate philanthropy has released a white paper that addresses the current state of corporate philanthropy and offers employers key insight on how they can build robust giving campaigns that resonate with employees, drive engagement and help the larger community.
Includes salary tables for Indiana foundations as well as 7-state tables.
This in-depth report has been expanded to look at the features and processes used by 28 grants management systems to help private foundations accept and review applications and track grants throughout their life cycles.
A key objective of the Scaling What Works initiative has been to translate insight and learning from grantmaker intermediaries involved with the Social Innovation Fund and share them with the broader philanthropic community. The fifth guide in the Lessons Learned series presents the benefits and challenges of partnerships between local and national funders, and highlights key considerations for both kinds of funders to foster success in their collaboration.
Phil Purcell will cover assorted topics in charitable giving:
•Very Scary (and Not So Scary) Cemetery Funds
•Control from the Grave: Dealing with Donor Restrictions on Gifts
•Judge Dredd Rules: Valuation of Non-cash Gifts and Gift Receipts -- Beware!
•Big Brother is Watching: Government Grants and Gifts of Municipal Bonds
•Tales from the Dark Side: Life Insurance, Reinsurance, and Gift Annuities
•Ghoul Lead Trusts
•Son of Accelerated Charitable Remainder Trust