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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This resource compiles all available session materials from CMF's 42nd Annual Conference.
This resource compiles all available session materials from CMF's 43rd Annual Conference.
The Internal Revenue Service has introduced a new, shorter application form to help small charities apply for tax-exempt status more easily.
In this reprint from the Foundation Review, a peer-reviewed journal of philanthropy published by the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University, the authors focuses on a particular approach to large-scale, community-based educational change – Local College Access Networks in the state of Michigan – to answer two key questions: What factors serve to shape the social change agenda? How can community foundations serve to promote and advance the agenda?
This report shows how the practice of community philanthropy builds local assets, capacity, and trust - and why it matters.
Do you want to know how a new structure can help your community foundation on the path to sustainable growth? Are you curious about the structural options available to help your foundation leverage expertise, promote philanthropy, and amplify community leadership and program strategy?
Amanda St. Pierre has worked in nonprofit communication since 2004. She is strategic, detail-oriented, and skilled at simplifying complex programs and leadership initiatives. Amanda is passionate about donor communication, especially fundraising appeals, fund reporting and planned giving.