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In 2014, the Monitor Institute released “What’s Next for Community Philanthropy,” a toolkit of flexible materials designed to help boards, staff teams and communities think about our changing environment and how it will affect philanthropy. Many of your colleagues in the Midwest have been using the toolkit to create great discussions and stimulate strategic thinking about adapting to a changing world. In this webinar you'll hear examples from your peers and develop you own thoughts about you can use this wonderful free resource.
Explore easy-to-use tools and share tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your board meetings. Discuss a unique approach to board self-reflection -- including the possibility of unintended consequences -- and explore how to use standing committees as a means to maximize board engagement. Bring your nagging board issues and success stories to share.
Community foundations know at a gut level the services they provide are critical to developing a thriving community. But how do you determine if these programs are offered in a mix that will ensure long-term sustainability, so that these services will be available forever? This webinar will introduce the Sustainability Costing Tool, which was developed to help community foundations analyze the profitability of products and services they provide to drive sustainability. Learn how to use this new tool and hear from foundations that helped to pilot the product.
Strategic planning can be both a daunting and invigorating experience for an organization. This webinar is designed to help you think through your approach to strategic planning and will address the following: roles and responsibilities – board, staff, committees, consultants; different approaches and processes; time commitment and possible costs; relationship of strategic plan to other organizational plans; and, strategies for implementation.
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Why are founder transitions particular complex for leaders and their organizations? Find out how founders and their boards can address departure issues from the Annie E Casey Foundation.
Online resource from Free Management Library, includes a guideline and agenda for board training sessions.
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.