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This page contains materials on Community Leadership Working with Government for community foundations.
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.
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.
This page contains legal guidance memos for Indiana community foundations.
This webinar (webinar 5 in a series of 6 HR webinars) will provide a general overview of effective HR policies and how small nonprofit organizations can effectively implement them.
The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, a private, independent foundation located in Indianapolis, recently focused a portion of its grantmaking on two primary causes of Indiana’s negative health outcomes: opioid prescription drug/heroin addiction, and tobacco use. The resources provided below are a result of their research on these topics, along with information to support grant initiatives. This information was shared at The Summit on Tobacco and Opioid Addiction for Indiana Funders in September 2016.
This report explains philanthropy’s donors of the future, how will they be different from the donors of today, how will they best be identified, reached and engaged in action and the implications for initiatives to encourage new giving.
This multi-year, multi-phase collaborative project is designed to provide solid, baseline information about the Indiana nonprofit sector, its composition and structure, its contributions to Indiana, the challenges it is facing, and how these features vary across Indiana communities.
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.