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.
As a vehicle for strengthening society, philanthropy plays a key role in shaping policy at the local, state and federal levels. Advocacy is one of philanthropy’s most impactful tools for effecting change, allowing organizations to elevate the voices of the commu
This resource is intended to fill a gap in available source material to provide a useful overview for grantmakers of all sizes and types. It outlines the general steps of the grantmaking process while highlighting areas where due diligence components can be incorporated.
This resource is intended to explore frequently asked questions involved in managing disaster funds, specifically issues of concern to private foundations, community foundations, corporate foundation/giving programs and other public charities that manage grantmaking.
This document is a reference tool for considering which philanthropic giving structure is most appropriate to the unique situation and priorities of these individuals and families.