May 6, 2008

Starting an endowment

An endowment can be a long-term financial safety net to help nonprofits manage costs when annual giving is down, but it shouldn’t be a rainy-day fund.

May 6, 2008

Endowments as grantmaking strategy

Many grantmakers are wary of providing general operating support, but an endowment can be an integral tool in helping strong organizations make longer-term programmatic plans.

Apr 22, 2008

Foundations encouraged to vote proxies

A new toolkit for private foundations examines top shareholder issues and provides resources for this year’s proxy-voting season.

Apr 15, 2008

Foundation Center releases proposal writing guide in Spanish

Foundation Center, New York, released Spanish translation of proposal writing guide; will offer writing proposal classes in Spanish in California.

Apr 3, 2008

Engage at-risk youth in service, says Youth Service America

Youth Service America published new guide, Effective Practices for Engaging At-Risk Youth in Service.

Apr 1, 2008

Grantmaking with racial equity

This GrantCraft guide explores what it means to incorporate concern for racial equity into grantmaking, whether as a main focus or simply a way to enrich a group's perspective.

Mar 20, 2008

Guide explores mission-related investing

The emerging practice of mission-related investing, or investing assets to achieve social and financial returns alike, is the focus of a new guide.

Feb 18, 2008

Board role in leadership transitions

When your chief exec announces she's leaving, all eyes turn to the board, says Tim Wolfred, director of the Executive Transitions program at CompassPoint.

May 3, 2005

Proxy guide

A group of foundations has published a
guide to help other foundations use their proxy votes to further their missions.

The guide, “Proxy Season Preview Spring 2005: Foundations Aligning Missions and Investment,” was released by the As You Sow and Jessie Smith Noyes Foundations and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

The document organizes social issues into six groupings, including “hot” issues, “fastest growing” issues, and “future” issues, and lists that