Variance power is a common topic of conversation at the Council and community foundations often ask how explicitly variance power must be disclosed to donors. This outlines how a multi-state settlement agreement between PayPal Charitable Giving Fund and almost two-dozen states, outlines how PPGF must modify it's website disclosures.
It is important to have a strong development plan in place to raise funds and ensure the foundation’s long-term success. The Council is here to help you develop your foundation's strategies to attract resources and monetary gifts, and cultivate ongoing relationships with donors and their advisors.
In-Depth knowledge on Development & Gift Management
The IRS has published 45 FAQs related to virtual currency (Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency), and foundations should note two of these questions address charitable acknowledgment of such gifts as well as IRS reporting requirements.
The Standard is a 40 hour program of online learning designed to give participants a thorough introduction to the process of fundraising and get them started on their first fundraising campaign. It provides an introduction to the nonprofit sector and its associated fundraising ethics, before taking the lid off what we know about giving (who gives and why). You'll receive a thorough grounding in the science and practice of communication design and how to raise substantively more money simply by avoiding common errors that nonprofits typically make and focusing on donor satisfaction and wellbeing.
Sample policies for gift acceptance including ethical standards, who has authority to accept gifts on behalf of the foundation, types of gift assets and more.
Sample Gift Acknowledgement Letter for IRA Transfer
Giving Days are an opportune strategy to engage residents, donors and non-profits in your community. Because of the value Giving Days can provide many community foundations the Council created this resource page for Council members that will allow them to connect directly with each other and utilize many Giving Day resources. We encourage you to consider hosting a Giving Day after careful consideration to determine if this is the right path for your foundation and your community.
This sample matching gift policy can be easily customized for your foundation's use.
This article provides ideas to help your community foundation get started in providing quality donor services and to keep donors engaged and active with your foundation.
Learn about creating a development plan and strategy to help drive long-term resource development for your foundation.
Discover the tax treatment under the Pension Protection Act (PPA) for gifts of fractional interests in tangible personal property, like books, artwork, furniture and more.