Foundation Management & Administration

Below are general foundation management and administration resources. There are specific resource pages under this section on:

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This checklist for developing effective grantee relations was prepared by Jane Kendall, president of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits and a trustee of the Kathleen Price Bryan Family Fund.
This glossary of philanthropic terms can help you get started in understanding the broader field of philanthropy.
This webinar addresses the core question: How can emerging community foundations staff at small scale for big results?
Is your foundation using best practices for internal processes?
In this age of austerity, it is more important than ever to ask and answer how foundations' decisions impact the fields they work in.
This sample job description for an administrative assistant is shared thanks to the generosity of the Cargill Foundation.
This sample job description for a senior research consultant/foundation grants manager is provided thanks to the generosity of the Blue Foundation.
From Kraft Foods Corporate Contributions Program
The McDonald's Corporation Foundation has generously provided a sample job description for an analyst/assistant manager, corporate communications and social responsibili


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