Planning

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Released: 12/2013

Susceptibility to fraud in the nonprofit world is a major concern. If you have questions about how to prevent fraud or how vulnerable your organization might be to fraud, check out the free resources from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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Released: 06/2006

A community foundation's accomplishments, effectiveness, and sustainability traditionally have been calculated against the "yardstick" of asset size. Smaller foundations are continually working toward the magic $10 million in assets. However, the field is changing and asset size is no longer the best measure of a community foundation's impact. The discussion presented in this report explores other benchmarks for assessing the performance of community foundations.

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Released: 09/2011

Leaders of community foundations agree on the importance of strategy, but new research indicates that few actually use it in the programmatic and donor-related work of their organizations. That key finding is contained in the report titled Rhetoric Versus Reality: A Strategic Disconnect at Community Foundations, released by the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP).

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Released: 09/2013

Examples of how to run an orientation for a youth grantmaking committee.

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Audience: Youth Grantmakers
Topic: Planning



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Released: 09/2013

Sample documents on best practices for officers of youth grantmaking committees.

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Audience: Youth Grantmakers
Topic: Planning



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Released: 12/2011

This primer from Exponent Philanthropy will help you undertake a thoughtful planning process that answers two important questions: What do we want to accomplish with our limited resources, and what is the best way to do so?

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Released: 12/2012

This guide from Exponent Philanthropy will help facilitate discussions among your board members or local community of grantmakers with one purpose in mind: to explore and strengthen a commitment to having an impact with your giving. Eight topics included.

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Released: 07/2014

This newly released toolkit from The Monitor Institute aims to help community philanthropy organizations apply innovation and design methodologies to think creatively about their business models and the broader future of the field.

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Released: 06/2016

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Council of Michigan Foundations and Philanthropy Ohio are pleased to provide you the Sustainability Costing Tool. It is our hope that community foundations will use this tool to generate data that will empower them to develop a path toward sustainability.

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