Publications

Built On Principle: A Guide to Family Foundation Stewardship
Built on Principle will help family foundations achieve excellence using the Stewardship Principles for Family Foundations as a blueprint for excellence.
Closing a nonprofit charitable institution presents a range of unknowns to the grantmaking community. In this analysis, authors John Dickason and Duncan Neuhauser provide guidance to foundations considering whether to create a time-limited foundation or bring a foundation to an end. Topics include managing finances, grants, human and physical resources, archives, history and records.
Community Foundations Handbook: What You Need to Know
Community Foundations Handbook introduces community foundation CEOs and their staffs to choices—about governance, management, administration, and resource development
Corporate Strategic Philanthropy Solutions Brief
This Solutions Brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions and research from the field on corporate strategic philanthropy.
Disaster Grantmaking: A Practical Guide for Foundations and Corporations
A joint product of the Council on Foundations and the European Foundation Centre, this publication suggests eight principles plus practical tips for grantmakers to consider when responding to emergency situations.
Diversity and Inclusiveness Solutions Brief
This Solutions Brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions and research from the field on diversity and inclusiveness in corporate philanthropy.
Donor-Initiated Fundraising, Second Edition
This updated reference guide will help you understand legal issues concerning fundraising activities, including liability concerns and compliance with state and federal contribution rules.
Economic Development: A Legal Guide for Grantmakers
Economic Development contains information that all grantmakers can use plus specific guidance for private foundations, community foundations, and corporate grantmakers.
The report explores the ways in which infrastructure organizations think about the value and the mechanics of collaboration—the drivers and barriers to collaborative work—and to determine ways to encourage more effective partnerships. The publication features a framework for understanding different types of collaboration, a set of recommendations for better collaboration, and a series of case studies that show a range of partnerships that tease out the potential benefits and challenges of various kinds of collaboration.
Facing Forever: Planning for Change in Family Foundations
Family foundations can find opportunities even in times of great change and crisis. Facing Forever will arm you with the tools, stories, and resources to help you prepare for current and future transitions. At the very least, the difficult issues it raises will help get your board talking about and planning for highly personal and highly probable possibilities.

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