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Principled Philanthropy

As part of the Minnesota Council on Foundations continuing efforts to help foundations maintain and improve the effectiveness of their work, MCF has prepared several comprehensive resources to help foundations conduct their work legally and ethically. Principles for Grantmakers & Practice Options for Philanthropic Organizations What Every Grantmaker Should Know & Frequently Asked Legal Questions





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How Does Capitalization Support Healthy and Sustainable Nonprofit Organizations?

In 2014, the McGregor Fund engaged TDC to better understand how nonprofit organizations who were aligned with their grantmaking priorities in the tri-county area were capitalized. They also sought to bring a set of resources to grantees to deepen understanding about the concepts of capitalization and practical strategies for capitalization. This work continues with an ongoing deeper study about capitalization trends in the tri-county area. Below are several resources that introduce capitalization concepts and their relationship to organizational health and sustainability. Capitalization in Nonprofit Organizations: A Shared Challenge Commissioned by the McGregor Fund, this presentation provides an overview of nonprofit Read more





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Facilitating Intentional Group Learning

In order to become more nimble, adaptive, and responsive to the complexities of social change, the philanthropic sector is increasingly leaning into learning. FSG’s new guide, Facilitating Intentional Group Learning, is designed to help organizations and teams infuse a learning culture into their daily work. Foundations in particular are finding that embedding intentional learning into their practice increases their ability to adjust in turbulent times and enhances their ultimate impact. Hear from Chera Reid of The Kresge Foundation and Pamela Schwartz of Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit, as they walk through the steps they took to design and implement learning activities in their organizations. Watch Read more





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STARTING A FOUNDATION: FORMATION AND CONSIDERATIONS

Many people want to start foundations, but few start out knowing exactly what sort of organization they are going to create. The purpose of this e-book is to help potential donors understand the many different entities that are commonly referred to as foundations and to provide an understanding of the legal framework necessary to establish a foundation. This publication is broken into five different parts plus it includes sample Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws to get you started. List Price: $149 Member Price: $99





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GRANTMAKER SALARY AND BENEFITS REPORT

The 2017 Salary Tables present salary data collected in the 2017 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey on 9,730 full-time staff across 970 U.S. based foundations and corporate grantmaking organizations. This report provides benchmarking data for 36 positions, broken down by foundation type, asset size, and geographic location. Note – the contents of this publication will be repeated in the 2017 Full Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report, along with benefits information and key findings. The full report will be available in February 2018.  Member free Nonmembers for purchase





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Scaling Solutions Toward Shifting Systems

This report, produced by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in collaboration with the Skoll, Porticus, Ford and Draper Richards Kaplan Foundations, examines how funders can work in more collaborative ways to place longer-term, adaptive and responsive resources to accelerate scalable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.







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Report: Community-Driven Resilience Planning

The following framework: 1) advocates deepening democratic practices at the local and regional levels, 2) seeks to put forth the principles and practices defining this emergent field, and 3) outlines resources for community-based institutions implementing community-driven planning processes. While the primary audience for this framework are community-based organizations developing, advocating for, and implementing climate solutions, we hope it will also be useful to philanthropic institutions that are developing funding strategies to tackle the climate change crisis, as well as to public sector officials charged with protecting our cities from the unpredictability of climate disruption.





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The Grantmaking School Courses

Designed and led by leaders in the field, our program helps professionals bridge research, knowledge, and good practice. Courses are available for your whole staff or individuals, and we offer standard curricula as well as customized learning experiences. Our standard courses are listed below — view our calendar for upcoming courses, or contact us to customize a course for your organization. Advanced Proposal Analysis intentionally focuses on the essential skills of proposal review, recommendations, project management, and other core competency areas. We strongly believe that mastering this work is the key to excellence in grantmaking. Financial Analysis in Grantmaking provides grantmakers with the necessary knowledge and Read more







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The Foundation Guidebook

Updated for 2016. Gain the baseline knowledge to operate your foundation smoothly and effectively. Chapter 1: Designed with Purpose: Mission Chapter 2: Architects of the Plan: Board of Directors Chapter 3: Building to Code: Tax and Legal Issues Chapter 4: Laying the Groundwork: Investments Chapter 5: Putting the Structure in Place: Administration Chapter 6: Putting Out the Welcome Mat: Grantmaking Foundation members receive one complimentary copy upon joining Exponent Philanthropy. Join today!