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CF Insights and IPA - Completing the Columbus Survey Webinar

Publication date: 
02/2016

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.

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Agency Funds and FASB Reporting Webinar

Publication date: 
10/2014

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.

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Legal/Financial Issues in Managing Community Project Funds Webinar

Publication date: 
08/2013

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.

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New Forum Partnership with Foundation Center Will Deliver Data, Research, and Tools

Release Date: 
10/06/2014

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

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Does Your Grant Reporting Make Sense?

Release Date: 
10/26/2016

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?

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