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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

Tech Tools: Internal & Board Communications, Grants, Impact & More

Posted on November 8, 2018 by Bart Westdijk, Sarah Kelley, Chuck Kaylor, Nadia Alia, Usoon Woo, Mark Larimer

Family philanthropies have the opportunity to leverage a wide and growing variety of technology to improve our philanthropic work. Every day there are new inventions that you can use to engage further with your community, track success, and refine approach, but what good are they if we don’t have successful implementation strategies as well? Join this webinar exploring tech tools… Read More

Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems

Posted on November 8, 2016 by Kyle Andrei

How do you choose the right system for your needs? This report is a good place to start—it’s done a lot of the work for you. Use this report to explore the available options for accepting and reviewing applications and tracking grants throughout their lifecycles, take a look at what grants management systems do, and compare the strengths and weaknesses… Read More

Diverse and Dispersed: Managing a Far-Flung Family

Posted on May 12, 2016 by Berit Ashla, Lisa Parker, Kelly Nowlin

In our increasingly mobile society, family philanthropies once defined by their proximity now encounter a new obstacle: geography. How does geography affect a philanthropy’s mission? How do you keep the family and the philanthropy together? And how do families take advantage of diverse perspectives on key issues within the family?… Read More

Telling your story to maximize community impact

Posted on February 13, 2014 by Jay Ruderman, Kate Wolford, Lora Smith, Vince Stehle

Have you thought about using Twitter or google hangouts but aren’t sure if it is a good use of your time? Have you been approached by a long-time grantee who has an idea to create a film dedicated to highlighting their cause – and wondering if this is a good use of your philanthropic dollars? Have you been told to have a website but not sure it is worth the bother? Are you interested in learning how to leverage the reputation of the foundation in the twittersphere to make a difference in issues you care about?… Read More

Over the River and Through the Woods: Geographic Dispersion in Family Philanthropy

Posted on May 9, 2013 by Evan Wood, Irene Siragusa, Jack Siragusa, Una O. Osili

With family members living far apart, what steps can families take to build family identity and bonds that once evolved naturally from living in close proximity? How can family members whose lives have taken different paths forge a genuinely collaborative team driven by a mission derived from and embraced by the family? How are families balancing the commitment to the foundation's "home town" and their growing concern for their own region?… Read More

Policy Central: Management and Staffing Policies

Posted on April 15, 2012

Included here are consultant agreements, employee handbooks, internship program descriptions, personnel policies, and polices on record retention, recruitment, reimbursement, personnel evaluation, and more. … Read More

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