This report provides salary, benefits, and demographic data for staff at Midwest foundations to aid in budget planning and personnel practice benchmarking. Information is presented by grantmaker type, foundation type, asset size and geographic location.
- Advocacy & Public Policy (35)
- Emerging Practice (3)
- Asset Development (12)
- Communications & Marketing (17)
- Community Philanthropy (28)
- Corporate Philanthropy (18)
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (33)
- Family Philanthropy (14)
- Finance & Investment (29)
- Governance & Board Development (25)
- Grantmaking & Evaluation (52)
- Impact Investing (14)
- Operations & Legal Issues (43)
- Sector Leadership & Collaboration (45)
- Youth Philanthropy (12)
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Grantmaking With Purpose - Sample Grant Materials
This resource is intended to provide sample documents for the initial stages of the grantmaking process.
Raising Your Voice For Change: The Why and How of Advocacy
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
The Basics of the Grantmaking Process and Due Diligence
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.
Resources for Residents Following a Tragedy
There is no “right way” to deal with a tragedy. Here are some resources to cope with these emotions, compiled by Dana Nessel and MDHHS, following the tragic mass shooting at Michigan State University.
Common Grant Application and Final Report Template
A common grant application is intended to be utilized by multiple foundations, minimizing the burden on nonprofit partners to complete numerous, divergent applications looking to obtain grants from multiple funders.
Frequently Asked Questions About Donor Advised Funds
This resource is intended to explore frequently asked questions involving donor advised funds. Please note that DAFs are a continued topic of regulatory debate, and federal and/or state rules that affect the operation of DAFs are subject to change.
Unpacking the 2022 State of Philanthropy Tech Survey Findings
In this conversation, we explore key findings and trends from the 2022 State of Philanthropy Tech Survey, conducted by Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG).
11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2023
Philanthropy is also getting organized and reorganized. Funding collaboratives, unionized labor, new governance structures — individual actors are making moves, coming together to cause change on a broader scale.
A Change Management & Deep Equity Primer: The What, Why, How & Nuance
Change is a force that is simultaneously generative, stimulating creativity and innovation, and disruptive, destabilizing or re-ordering existing conditions.
How Nonprofits Can Secure Congressional Earmarks
After a decade-long absence, Congress reinstituted Congressionally Directed Spending (often referred to as earmarks) in early 2021. Earmarks are included in federal funding bills and provide funding to specific nonprofits and government entities. Watch our on-demand recording to learn more.
YAC Databook: 2022 Edition
This databook examines the important role of youth advisory committees in community foundations across the state.
CMF Community Foundation Databook
This databook provides a snapshot of Michigan community foundations for benchmarking and storytelling.