In addition to the National Center for Family Philanthropy, our searchable Knowledge Center include content from a wide and ever-growing variety of donor and foundation networks, magazines, research institutions, and consulting firms that contribute content on an ongoing basis to the Knowledge Center.
Alliance is the leading magazine for philanthropy and social investment worldwide. It provides news and analysis of what's happening in the philanthropy and social investment sectors across the world, acting as a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences among practitioners, from individual donors to family foundations.
Arabella Advisors helps philanthropists who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We help you imagine what’s possible, design the best strategy, learn what works best—and do the work necessary to make your vision a reality. Our team can help you engage your family, develop strategy, streamline operations, and alleviate administrative burdens, allowing you to focus on the aspects of philanthropy that most inspire you.
BoardSource is the premier resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide. BoardSource helps organizations to fulfill their missions by helping build strong and effective nonprofit boards.
Bolder Giving's mission is to inspire and support people to give at their full lifetime potential. More Than Money was a national, nonprofit peer education network that encouraged people explore the connection between money and values. From 1993 until its closure in 2006, More Than Money produced 43 issues of the quarterly More Than Money Journal.
This national association of foundations and corporate giving programs serves the public good by promoting and enhancing responsible and effective philanthropy.
This professional association for private investors and their family offices offers consulting and executive search services, as well as access to professional advisors in the wealth management industry.
Regional associations exist to enhance the effectiveness of private philanthropy in distinct geographic regions (city, state, or multi-state area). They respond to the specific needs and interests of their members. In addition to holding annual conferences and offering various educational programs, many regional associations support peer networking groups for the trustees and staff of family philanthropies. A growing number also offer publications geared toward donors and trustees. Visit the Forum’s website to locate a regional association near you.
The Center fosters public understanding of the foundation field. This site includes the “Foundation Finder,” a listing of phone numbers and addresses for thousands of foundations, as well as an orientation to grantseeking, an introduction to proposal writing, links to foundations websites, and more.
Giving Compass is a nonprofit organizing the world’s information to make it easier to give well. How can we give better? There is no single answer as there are many ways to define impact. But we believe that if we have a good compass for our journey, we take the time to do some comparative research and learning, and we join with others who share our interests, we can drive positive and meaningful change.
GMA Foundations partners with foundations and individual donors to establish and achieve their philanthropic goals. We offer customized services ranging from planning and facilitation to grantmaking and day-to-day administration. Advisors to philanthropic families since 1982, we specialize in listening to expectations, and identifying solutions that are most satisfying and effective.
Find concise and practical advice from experienced grantmakers about tools and skills that make giving more effective. You can review information online or download materials to read later on. All information is organized in easy-to-scan formats. Subscribe (free) to receive alerts about new guides and workshops.
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is a coalition of grantmakers committed to building strong and effective nonprofit organizations. Understanding that grantmakers are successful only to the extent that their grantees achieve meaningful results, GEO promotes strategies and practices that contribute to grantee success.
Lansberg, Gersick & Associates (LGA) assists families working together—governing an enterprise, managing common assets in a family office or serving as trustees of a family foundation. About two-thirds of our work involves consulting with individual families. LGA has a special focus on complex families who face challenging generational transitions.
The NCRP has served as the country’s independent watchdog of foundations. NCRP monitor philanthropic practices and carefully and systematically researches potential areas for reform that can make a positive, progressive difference for nonprofits and the communities they serve.
At Neithercut Philanthropy Advisors, we help families achieve excellence and derive fulfillment from their charitable efforts. It is our firmly held belief that philanthropy can be-indeed, should be-an exciting and rewarding experience. From launch to mission, strategy to grantmaking, we help successful families become successful philanthropists.
The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. Bridgespan collaborates with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness and accelerate learning.
The Center for Effective Philanthropy is a nonprofit research center focused on creating comparative data and insight to enable higher performing foundations. The Center's mission is to provide management and governance tools to define, assess, and improve overall foundation performance.
This nonprofit organization promotes philanthropy through various national initiatives and provides philanthropic design and management services to individuals.
Youth Philanthropy Connect (YPC), a program of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, is a youth-led, new and exciting way for youth involved in philanthropic work to connect through a peer advisory network.
At 21/64 we have dedicated our time to the question of next generation engagement. Our staff members are experienced consultants who are available to work on multigenerational issues with families, family foundations, donor-advised fund holders, and other family enterprises during times of generational transition.
This research institute is housed at Boston College and studies trends in family giving and what motivates that giving.
Exponent Philanthropy is a membership organization for foundations with few or no staff. The organization provides peer learning opportunities, targeted resources, and a collective voice in and beyond the philanthropic community.
This global, U.S.-based professional organization is dedicated to helping family firms by increasing the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge of family business advisors, educators, researchers, and consultants.
Glasspockets is a Foundation Center initiative that champions philanthropic transparency in an online world. Glasspocket provides the data, resources, examples, and action steps foundations need to understand the value of transparency and help shed more light on how private organizations are serving the public good.
This national association works to encourage philanthropy, volunteering, not-for-profit initiatives, and citizen actions that help to better serve people and communities.
This website offers step-by-step guidance on how to develop program, evaluation, and fundraising plans. Plans can be created on the site and then printed out.
The Johnson Center for Philanthropy is a university-based center leading a system-based, comprehensive approach to serving nonprofits, foundations, and other seeking to transform their communities for the public good.
Learning to Give is an innovative educational initiative seeking to enhance civil society by educating K-12 students about the importance of philanthropy and voluntary action for the common good. LTG's Web site hosts over 1700 standards-based lesson plans with philanthropy-themed content available at no cost.
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy—voluntary action for the public good—through The Fund Raising School, Women’s Philanthropy Institute, Lake Institute on Faith and Giving and our philanthropic academic studies and research curriculums.
This first-of-its-kind research examines the next generation of major donors and studies this crucial group directly, rather than summarizing what others think about them.
The founding principles of this national association are that voluntary private action offers the best means of addressing many of society’s needs, and that a vibrant private sector is critical to creating the wealth that makes philanthropy possible.
Putnam Consulting Group provides a full range of expertise and services to help grantmakers achieve dramatic results with confidence and clarity.
Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd., is a multi-family philanthropic office helping individuals, families, closely held and family owned businesses plan, assess, and execute their charitable giving to ensure it is meaningful and impactful.