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This page contains materials on Community Leadership Working with Government for community foundations.
This page contains GIFT Phase VII information for Indiana community foundations.
Finance staff play an important role in the human resource function of the foundation. This webinar will focus on questions concerning the difference between exempt and nonexempt employee classification, health savings plans vs. flexible spending plans, determining when temporary employees receive benefits, and steps you can take when an employee performance issue arises.
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.
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.
Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are the fastest growing giving vehicle in the country and help fuel the work of our community foundations. Currently, there is a swirl of public policy discussions around DAFs, particularly surrounding the need for a required payout from DAFs. Policy changes for DAFs could create challenges for a community foundation's operations and community foundation leadership needs be conversant on this topic. This webinar is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the key issues, proposals and players.
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When it comes to crafting strategic communications, more isn’t always better. Targeted communications to donors often means doing less, more deliberately and with a custom touch. But where do you begin when honing in on a targeted approach? Learn how one foundation has seen tangible results from implementing a targeted communication plan, and the steps they took to achieve it.
This webinar provides an overview of IPA's programs and services. View the entire recording or download the slides.
The publication includes highlights from 2011 and the first half of 2012.
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This page contains legal guidance memos for Indiana community foundations.
In October 2018, Lilly Endowment Inc. announced GIFT VII, a major new initiative for community foundations. Lilly Endowment has supported the development and growth of Indiana community foundations for over 25 years.
A significant new element of this initiative is a focus on community leadership. In 2019, each community foundation will receive at least $50,000 for community leadership planning work. The Endowment is also open to community foundations using some of the grant for internal capacity building in preparation for community leadership work.