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Direct Philanthropy Starter Kit

March 14, 2022 | Article Group Org
Shift power to local hands, work with the most effective movement leaders, and build long-term community power from the ground up. Our goal is to help new and experienced funders incorporate direct philanthropy as a living practice. We created this starter kit as a lightweight crash course, so you walk away confident and ready to partner directly with communities. Read More
Knowledge Center | Passages Issue Briefs

Breaking Up: Divorce in Family Philanthropy

February 18, 2022 | Elaine Gast Fawcett
This Passages guide is part one of a two-part series on divorce and division in family philanthropy, featuring tips for what board and staff members can do to prepare and cope. This first part includes case studies on family foundations who have navigated divorce, questions to consider when developing board policies, and perspectives on the implications of divorce on assets Read More
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GIV Index: Foundation Investment Performance 2021

January 10, 2022 | John Seitz
The FoundationMark Grantmaker Investment Valuation Index (“GIV”) tracks the investment performance of private foundations. Constructed using data from over 40,000 foundations, the GIV Index is the most comprehensive measure of foundation performance. This document shows performance data to December 31, 2021. Read More
Knowledge Center | Report

Time-Limited Foundations: Lessons from a CEO Peer Group

January 7, 2022
Since 2019, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy been facilitating a peer learning group of CEOs of limited-life foundations. One of the themes that has emerged is that the fact of having an end date influences everything about how the foundation does its work. This guide distills the experiences of the peer learning group and seeks to provide practical and Read More
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Interview Questions for Anti-Racist Consultants

A collection of questions created by the Surdna Foundation and Andrus Family Fund to help interview and screen candidates to serve as anti-racist consultants for a foundation’s management, governance, and grantmaking practices. Also included is a rubric of characteristics and experiences to look for in potential candidates. Read More

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Lessons from Family Philanthropy: The Rockefeller Brothers Fund

January 3, 2022 | Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Launching a family foundation is often the expression of donors’ desires to establish a lasting legacy and to instill in future generations the importance of giving. But family foundations face certain common pitfalls as well. They may initially unite family members through a shared sense of mission that could become less shared as the family grows and diffuses over time. Read More