Grantmaking & Evaluation


Tri-State CF Partnership Webinar | Bring Them Back! Reverse Scholarship Model In Practice

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How can you attract and retain the best and brightest in your community? Join us as we examine how philanthropy is leveraging the reverse scholarship model to combat the "brain drain." Learn about work that's underway, early successes we are seeing, and how you can model this work in your own community.


Tri-State CF Partnership Webinar | Pulled Two Ways: Finding the Balance Between Strategic and Reactive Grantmaking

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What’s the right balance of proactive vs. responsive philanthropy for your community foundation? On the one hand, community foundations are entrusted to respond to the broad needs of the communities they serve. On the other, without a focused strategy, they are unable to move the needle on critical community needs. In this session you will hear from leaders who have grappled with this question as they have assumed a larger leadership role in their communities.


Legal/Financial Issues in Managing Community Project Funds Webinar

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A local service organization comes to you and would like to collaborate on a much needed community project.  A group of concerned citizens decides an animal shelter is needed.  A dedicated person wants to raise money to pay them to deliver services to seniors your community.  They all want to set up a pass-through fund with to handle charitable contributions.  We’ve all been there.  When should you do this?  What are the legal responsibilities for the community foundation when these types of funds are established?  How do you handle the financial side? This webinar includes: guidelines for assessing when to engage in this type of activity; understanding community projects vs. fiscal sponsorship vs. fiscal agency; and sample fiscal sponsorship agreements and reporting requirements.


Effective Philanthropy through Scholarship Best Practices Deep Dive Day

Thursday, May 19, 2016 |
9:15am to 3:00pm
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Are your scholarship programs achieving the maximum impact for students?  In this seminar, led by a nationally-recognized scholarship consultant, and joined by university financial aid experts in the afternoon, we will explore the common facets of


Top Five Ways Funders Are Using Standards for Excellence in Grant Making

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The Standards for Excellence Institute helps nonprofits live by the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector, a set of 67 standards for good nonprofit governance and management.