Effective family philanthropy makes a collective commitment to meaningful societal change. It holds itself accountable to impact as defined by community, and to the proven practices that support it. It is adaptive, evolving with the family and the community or ecosystem within which it operates.
This year’s trends share a familiar wealth of examples, data, quotes, and research publications that can help us all anticipate the vectors of change. But at the core of 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2024, readers will find a set of questions rather than answers.
Named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People," Fortune's "50 Greatest Leaders" and Foreign Policy's "100 Leading Global Thinkers", Dr Katharine Hayhoe is helping us prepare for the ways climate change affects all of us.
The only comprehensive data on charitable organizations dedicated to women and girls, the Women & Girls Index (WGI) tracks the landscape of women’s and girls’ organizations in the U.S., including the amount of philanthropic support they receive from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
This how-to guide, created through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Expanding Equity program, has helpful tips for choosing and refining a DEI governance structure for your organization and offers supporting tools and processes (e.g., metrics, rewards and recognition) that can help make it stick.
This report provides salary, benefits, and demographic data for staff at Midwest foundations.
This resource outlines recommended and required elements of this process, the details of a compensation package, special considerations in considering raises and bonuses, and much more.
Foundation-Government Liaison Offices: Why and How of Michigan Governor's Office of Foundation Liaison
This document aims to share learnings about the key considerations in starting and operating a liaison office successfully. This document is based on the multi-year evaluation of the OFL, along with interviews with its founders and of leaders of similar offices in other states and regions.
While private foundations have strict rules for self-dealing among disqualified persons, many of these rules are well-established best practices for other grantmakers and public charities.
This resource shares helpful information about conflicts of interest relating to the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Conflicts of interest are of concern for both private foundations and public charities.
Board members and staff of philanthropic institutions regularly reach out to CMF to learn more about the various types of grantmaking foundations.
Board members and staff of philanthropic institutions regularly reach out to CMF to learn more about succession planning. The Ask CMF team has curated the following resources for organizations considering how to plan for a hypothetical or forthcoming transition for executive positions.
Board members and staff of philanthropic institutions regularly reach out to CMF to learn more about executive searches.