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  • Principles of International Charity

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    The Principles reflect the collective efforts of a broadly representative working group of charitable organizations, nearly all of whom are engaged in international charitable activities. Publication date: 2005

    The fundamental principles outlined in the report underlie the diversity of due diligence procedures that effectively minimize the risk of diversion of charitable assets.

    Developed by the Treasury Guidelines Working Group of Charitable Sector Organizations and Advisors.

  • Project Streamline

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    Project Streamline focuses on helping grantmakers get the information they need, while reducing the burden of application and reporting practices on nonprofit grantseekers.

    PEAK Grantmaking’s Project Streamline has a simple premise: the cumulative impact of grantmakers’ distinct and often laborious application and reporting requirements undermines nonprofit effectiveness, causing grantseekers to devote too much time to seeking funding (often without payoff) and reporting on grants (often without benefit) to the detriment of their mission-based work.


    Project Streamline has a straightforward goal--to help grantmakers understand and reduce the burden of application and reporting on their nonprofit partners, while still getting the information they need to make good grantmaking decisions.

    Project Streamline works by--

    • identifying the flaws in the current application, monitoring, and reporting practices of grantmakers;
    • developing recommended principles, resources, and tools to help grantmakers address those flaws; and
    • supporting grantmaker efforts to change.

    Explore the Project Streamline resources and tools, including the report Practices That Matter, the Guide to Streamlining series of reports, and the Grantmaker Assessment Tool.

  • Project Streamline: Champions Toolkit

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    Find out everything you need to know to become a Project Streamline champion in your organization, and download the tools you need to make streamlining stick.

    The toolkit contain practical tools and resources that you can use to understand your current practice, make the case for streamlining, benchmark against colleague organizations, and identify opportunities to make meaningful change.

  • U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) List

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    The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) list.

    As part of its enforcement efforts, OFAC publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called "Specially Designated Nationals" or "SDNs." Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.

  • Drowning in Paperwork, Distracted from Purpose: Challenges and Opportunities in Grant Application and Reporting

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    This research report commissioned by Project Streamline examines current application and reporting practices and their impact on grantmakers and grantseekers alike.

    It is no exaggeration to say that the current system of application and reporting has grantseekers and grantmakers alike drowning in paperwork and distracted from purpose. Indeed, that is the clear finding in the detailed scan of grant application and reporting practices in U.S. foundations today. Such practices may be only a small part of the bigger picture of grantmaking effectiveness, but they threaten to undermine other grantmaking effectiveness efforts by creating barriers to nonprofit success.

    This study explores ten ways that the current system of grant application and reporting creates significant burdens on the time, energy, and ultimate effectiveness of nonprofit practitioners.

    The report also profiles the strategies of funders who have succeeded in fundamentally changing their application and reporting practices so that they work well for grantees and grantmakers alike. Three main categories of creative practice were identified in the research. In each case, grantmakers, whether collectively or individually, have looked for new ways to divide up the responsibilities associated with information gathering, and have, in many cases, assumed more of the administrative burden themselves.

  • GMN 2014 Annual Report

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    A summary of 2014 activities and accomplishments.

    GMN is pleased to present our 2014 Annual Report, a summary of our activities and accomplishments last year. The report outlines our achievements in areas such as learning, membership, and effective practices, and is filled with images of GMN members.

  • IRS Publication 4221-PF: Compliance Guide for 501(c)(3) Private Foundations

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    IRS publication that details characteristics of and requirements surrounding private foundations.

    This IRS publication includes information on--

    • types of private foundations;
    • activities that may jeopardize a foundation’s exempt status;
    • federal information and tax returns that must be filed;
    • recordkeeping—why, what, when;
    • changes to be reported to the IRS;
    • required public disclosures; and
    • resources for private foundations.
  • Staffing Grants Management: Defining the Standards for Philanthropy

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    As philanthropy has grown in the United States and elsewhere, grants management has evolved from a collection of needed but ill-defined duties to one of strategic responsibilities that impact all facets of a foundation's work. Today, professional foundations recognize that grants management forms a critical component of their organization’s structure. This report will help provide clarity on how to best structure this vital function.

    The staffing needs and duties of the grants management function vary between foundations. This booklet was created as a guide to inform the philanthropic community about the diverse tasks assigned to – and staffing needs necessary for – the grants management function. It defines the numerous roles of grants management and its importance as the department in a foundation in which program, finance, communications, application, approval and administrative functions overlap.

  • The Paper Diet: A New Way to (Not) Think About Paper

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    A group of GMN members—-just under 100 individuals from organizations of all sizes-—agreed to tell us about their paper usage. Publication date: January 2013

    Based on the initial Paper Diet survey (August 2011) and the subsequent follow up survey (January 2012), grantmakers’ paperless processes reflected some movement toward less use of paper but also demonstrated significant ambiguity about the purpose and benefits of using less paper.

  • U.S. Department of the Treasury Anti-Terrorist Financing Guidelines: Voluntary Best Practices for U.S.-Based Charities

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    Anti-terrorist financing guidelines. Publication date: September 2006

    The guidelines are designed to enhance awareness in the donor and charitable communities of the kinds of practices that charities may adopt to reduce the risk of terrorist financing or abuse.