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Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Showcasing Donor Portals

Posted on December 2, 2019 by Emily Davis, Kyla Quintero, Greg Diehl, Colleen McCarthy Blair, Adam Vizard, Heather Pruess

Our January topical call will feature multiple online donor portals. Your donor portal can help enhance your relationship with donors, remind them, and accomplish basic tasks. Join your peers on the computer as they screen share and walk through the experiences on each platform. Note: please join on the computer if possible… Read More

What Should My Foundation Consider when Reviewing a Request for a Capital Grant?

Posted on June 14, 2017 by National Center for Family Philanthropy

While capital grants are technically just one aspect or component of a robust grantmaking strategy, there are a few questions and considerations that are unique to capital grants. There are campaign considerations like a strong fundraising strategy, building considerations like effective design, and evaluation processes. The Eckerd Foundation has provided their guidelines and a discussion paper as an sample model as… Read More

Principles of Best Practice for Grantees (Independent Sector)

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Independent Sector

There are many established standards or Principles of Best Practice relative to nonprofit organizations’ accountability, ethical practices, governance, finance, programming and public disclosure.  On the Independent Sector’s website, you will find a comprehensive compilation of standards of best practices developed for nonprofits, the Compendium of Standards, Codes, and Principles of Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations.  After a review of many of… Read More

No Cost Extension Policy

Posted on May 7, 2013 by Anonymous

Sample language for extending the time required to complete goals of a grant: A no cost extension formally authorizes you to take more time to complete the original purposes of your grant. Please contact your grant team if you would like to request a no cost extension. … Read More

Budget Modification Policy

Posted on May 7, 2013 by Anonymous

Sample policy for modifying a grants budget: We understand that changes in your grant budget may occur after your grant has been approved. You may modify the approved grant budget to reflect actual costs without the prior written consent of the foundation, so long as the modification falls under one the following categories: the change does not change any budget… Read More

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