Staff and trustees of private foundations can learn how to avoid the problems posed by charity pledges.
Sample document of a fiscal sponsorship agreement.
Four key lessons every organization considering a merger or collaboration needs to consider.
How to increase gifts from "middle donors" - those typically defined as giving between $250 and $9,000 a year.
Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns act as multipliers by tapping into your supporters' enthusiasm to grow your list of new donors. They can also strengthen your relationships with current donors. And as such campaigns become more common, so do online tools to facilitate them--but they can’t do the hard work for you. You still need to plan and run the campaign, teach participants how to act as fundraisers, and keep them engaged throughout the process.
Bridgestone charted six pathways that spend-down foundations and philanthropists have used to magnify their influence.
Data gathered from 140 private foundations for the 2012 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investments for Private Foundations (CCSF) show that these organizations’ endowments returned an average of 12.0 percent (net of fees) for the 2012 fiscal year (January 1 – December 31, 2012), a significant improvement over the FY2011 return of -0.7 percent. The 2012 CCSF represents the first fruits of collaboration between the Council on
Foundations and Commonfund Institute: the most comprehensive annual survey of its kind by two leading authorities on foundation investment practices and governance.
The Rockefeller Foundation's portfolio of program-related investments are shared in this new publication.
it’s thrilling to see the White House propose mandatory Form 990 e-filing in its Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, calling e-filing an “important step forward for transparency” by making nonprofit data easier to access and analyze for funders and researchers.
While organizations show slight signs of financial improvement, this is also the 5th straight year in which they reported dramatic increases in service demand. 78% of respondents reported an increase in demand for services, about half of respondents weren’t able to meet that demand. Organizations that work on the front lines saw even greater community need, with 85% of respondents that served low income communities reporting demand increases and 63% unable to meet that need.