Board/Trustees

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Released: 04/2012

This resource is locked for members, you may also view this item in our store if you would like to purchase this item or view the overview. This toolkit was created to help foundation leaders present the transfer of wealth opportunity to board and community leaders and to begin the tough but important conversations about capturing and investing wealth for the future. The timing of wealth transfer and constrained public sector resources mean we need to begin these conversations today!

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Released: 04/2012

The James Irvine Foundation has a long history of partnering with community foundations to support their ambitions for growth and leadership. This work has resulted in more philanthropic resources to underserved regions in all parts of the state and helped create healthier, thriving communities. The work of initiative participants has generated a significant body of knowledge that can benefit the larger field of community foundations and that holds particular relevance for the youngest and smallest members of the field. This information is captured and shared through the Irvine Community Foundations Series of reports.

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Released: 10/2010

As communities across the country face growing and urgent needs, community foundations have new opportunities to fulfill their roles as community leaders and conveners and quickly draw on their vast experience, local expertise and key partnerships to address these needs, here and now.

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Funding Area: Community Development



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Released: 04/2010

This is the third assessment of Office of Foundation Liaison (OFL) conducted by the Community Research Institute (CRI) at Grand Valley State University.

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Released: 04/2014

Nonprofit Finance Fund's sixth annual survey explores the challenges facing nonprofits and calls out some of the targeted investments we can start to agree on to better support the social infrastructure we all rely on.

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Released: 06/2009

In 2009, the Community Research Institute (CRI) at the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, on behalf of CMF, undertook an analysis of organizational policies of 11 foundations.

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Released: 12/2009

Criteria for Philanthropy at Its Best: Benchmarks to Assess and Enhance Grantmaker Impact is the first ever set of measurable guidelines that will help foundations and other institutional grantmakers operate ethically and maximize the impact of their dollars.

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Released: 04/2013

In partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC), and Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) and its affiliates have produced the inaugural Michigan Civic Health Index. The report measures the engagement of Michigan residents in important civic activities such as voting, volunteering, interacting with neighbors, community participation, and charitable giving.

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Released: 02/2005

This report looks at the composition and function of boards of directors in foundations formed from health care conversions, as well as how the foundations manage the investment of their assets.

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Released: 12/2013

In 2013, The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy at the University of Southern California hosted its fifth National Leadership Forum. This resource is a link to the video footage and a summary report.

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