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.
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A broad study commissioned in 2007 by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers of the characteristics, benefits, and impact of giving circles across the country.
This guide examines women's roles in philanthropy and features “how to” sections on creating and using a variety of forms of charitable giving, as well as working with professional advisers.
Imagine being able to see who is funding what and where—anywhere in our region, anytime, and with just a few clicks …
Explore easy-to-use tools and share tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your board meetings.
Do you dread meeting with your auditor or accounting professional? Sometimes it might feel like foundation staff and CPAs speak different languages.
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.
CF Insights asks a simple but important question – What if each community foundation could know what all community foundations collectively know?
Are the youth philanthropists engaged in your program representative of the community you serve?
This map is provided to IPA members as part of the campaign to Get On The Map (
Do we need to explain the difference between regular resources, those provided by GIFT, and those provided by the CFC? Do we need explanation of what the CFC is, how often it meets, and who is on it, etc.
We support two signature programs that focus on special topics of interest: Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) and the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII).
Our members have access to a collection of books on philanthropy and grantmaking housed at the IPA Lending Library. The following is a selection of available books.