This toolkit is designed to walk you through some of the key steps and choices to consider as you establish or grow your fund, reflecting lessons and experience gathered from existing funds and foundations in Black, Asian, Arab, Latino and Native-American communities.
Budgeting is key to financial management. Learn how to plan, develop, and use budgets for your organization in a budgeting toolkit from Civicus.
WhatWorks.org offers benchmarking and evaluation toolkits for many types of nonprofits. The Center for What Works is a nonprofit dedicated to building performance measurement capacity and developing a common language for the social sector to benchmark results, learn, and improve.
This resource has been designed and assembled by the Macro International evaluation team with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as a starter kit to promote the integration of effective evaluation into grantmaker education programs.
The Economic Scenario Planning (ESP) Model, or "Stress Test," allows community foundations to create five-year forecasts to answer questions such as: What will be the impact of different investment performance scenarios on asset levels? What amount of grantmaking can we expect in the next few years? What happens to our economics if donors behave in different ways?
This curated collection of online tools, tutorials and resources is designed to help nonprofits and ethnic and community news organizations navigate the often intimidating and ever-evolving new media landscape.
Creating a New World of Learning, an action-planning guide for facilitators convening groups and individuals interested in learning and innovation created by Knowledgeworks.
Sample materials from regional associations developed to engage their members in policy issues. Materials range from webinar invites to one-pager info sheets covering topics such as the Charitable IRA Rollover, education reform, and mental health reform.
Sample policy and procedures from regional associations that provide a framework for public policy work and the process by which RA public policy committees adopt and express legislative positions.
Sample job descriptions and requests for proposals for public policy related positions including fellows, lobbyists, liaisons, and consultants.
Sample Public Policy committee charters from regional associations in the PolicyWorks for Philanthropy initiative.
Toolkit from NPower Seattle focusing on effective message development for nonprofits and surveying tech-savvy communications channels such as RSS feeds, blogs and podcasts.
A collection of sample regional association financial policy guidelines for reserve funds.
PolicyWorks for Philanthropy seeks to effectively engage regional associations of grantmakers in policy work that helps to ensure a vibrant philanthropic sector able to strengthen communities. As a project of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, the scope of PolicyWorks is to prepare RAs for individual, collaborative, and collective policy work at local, state, and federal levels.
Regional associations increasingly pursue collaborative public policy work with their members and with each other.
A one-pager describing the PolicyWorks for Philanthropy initiative.
A sample whistleblower policy that can be adapted for use by regional associations.
Sample member surveys from regional associations on public policy work.
A logic model governing the PolicyWorks for Philanthropy initiative, including detailed objectives, activities, and expected outcomes.
Sample public policy agendas, principles, and action plans from regional associations participating in PolicyWorks for Philanthropy.