Grantmaking & Evaluation

Knowledgebase

Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best

Publication date: 
03/2009

This report includes the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars. It attempts to answer the questions: What differentiates an exemplary foundation from the rest of its peers? What can foundations do to improve its relevance to nonprofits, the economically and socially underserved Americans and society as a whole?

News

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

Release Date: 
08/02/2017

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.

Sep
25 - 26
2019

2019 GIFT Fall Boot Camp

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 10:00am to Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 4:00pm
Location Title: 
Barnes & Thornburg

Boot Camp is an extensive two-day workshop for community foundation staff and board members.  The purpose of Boot Camp is to provide an overview of the structure and operations of a community foundation.  Boot Camp covers eight topics and takes twelve hours to complete.