The Connected Giving Family

Posted on November 13, 2008 by Alan Fox, Dana Marcus

Looking for ways to stay in touch with distant family members? Ease geographic dispersion? Engage a new generation of givers? Promote grantee accomplishments? Today’s web technologies can help, and you don’t have to be an IT expert to make it happen. Dana Marcus, Executive Director of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, introduces a number of simple online techniques for… Read More

Grantmaking with a Compass: Geographic Dispersion in Philanthropic Families

Posted on December 14, 2006 by Diane Bryant, Nancy Brain

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? Nancy Brain and Diane Bryant, sisters and trustees of the Frances Hollis Brain Foundation, explore how philanthropies can meet the challenges of dispersion… Read More

Technology grant request checklist (Rasmuson Foundation)

Posted on November 22, 2002 by Rasmuson Foundation

This checklist from the Alaska-based Rasmuson Foundation is used for grant requests specific to technology. The Rasmuson Foundation recognizes technology’s important role within the not-for-profit community and collects this information to determine the appropriateness and sustainability of technology-related grant requests… Read More