The GIFT Snapshot Reports are compilation of data from all 94 Indiana community foundations entered into the CF Insights database.
CF Insights asks a simple but important question – What if each community foundation could know what all community foundations collectively know? As part of our continued partnership, CF Insights and IPA are focused on delivering targeted data to answer some of your most pressing questions. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to provide up-to-date profile and financial data to CF Insights, as well as how to use the platform to run reports illuminating your operating model and performance in comparison to your peers.
Since 1973, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been the designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting that govern the preparation of financial reports by nongovernmental entities. Those standards are officially recognized as authoritative by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). There are many conflicts with the legal interpretation of community foundation funds and FASB reporting. This webinar is designed to assist executive directors, board members, finance staff and finance committee members in understanding the reporting requirements and their reporting options.
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.
A new report co-produced by the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative, the Williams Group, and the Communications Network, explores the value of foundation annual reports: why we do them and whether they do any good. Is there a better way for foundations to communicate about their work?
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and Foundation Center have entered into an exciting new partnership that will improve the quality and effectiveness of grantmaking nationwide through the strategic collection and sharing of data on
Unfortunately, a perfect grant report is a rare occurrence. Sometimes, the nonprofit is to blame. However, it could be argued that the lack of comprehensive grant reporting is due to the foundation not being completely transparent on how it evaluates its grants. Foundations need to ask themselves questions along the lines of: Does our grant reporting make sense? Are we asking the right questions? Why are our current questions included on our post grant report?
Designed especially for community foundation finance staff, join your fellow finance minds in an under-the-hood look at essentials in finance for community foundations.
Elevating student voice has long been an integral part of SYF's mission and the YouthTruth survey meaningfully accelerates the foundation's ability to hear from students directly to inform improvements.