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  • The State of Change: An Analysis of Women and People of Color in the Philanthropic Sector

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    The Council’s report, The State of Change: An Analysis of Women and People of Color in the Philanthropic Sector, examines the demographics of the philanthropic sector, looking back over the last five and ten years, with a specific focus on the representation of women and people of color. Publication date: 2017

    The Council’s report, The State of Change: An Analysis of Women and People of Color in the Philanthropic Sector, examines the demographics of the philanthropic sector, looking back over the last five and ten years, with a specific focus on the representation of women and people of color. The data has been sourced from the Council’s Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey, representing a rich set of data points from more than 1,000 grantmakers, including data on nearly ten 10,000 full-time paid professional and administrative positions.

    This report raises a number of important questions about why there hasn’t been more change in the diversity of our institutions in recent years, despite the steps taken to create a more diverse and inclusive philanthropic sector. The report also includes a discussion guide designed to facilitate dialogues between foundation leaders, their board members and their staff.


  • Fostering Innovation in Philanthropy

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    Innovation is a buzzword with growing resonance in the philanthropic community. But how are foundations going about adopting innovative practices? Publication date: May 2017

    Innovation is a buzzword with growing resonance in the philanthropic community. But how are foundations going about adopting innovative practices? 

    In this guide from Putnam Consulting Group, you’ll learn:

    • The definition of “innovation”
    • 8 approaches to philanthropic innovation
    • Key practices of innovative funders
    • Recommendations to become innovative and support innovation

    Kris Putnam-Walkerly

    President

    Putnam Consulting Group

  • 2017 Compensation & Benefits for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations

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    United Philanthropy Forum’s first-ever 2017 Compensation & Benefits for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations report provides comprehensive benchmarking data and analyses on the employment practices of regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs), based on the responses of 50 PSOs. Publication date: September 2017

    Among the key findings of the 2017 Compensation & Benefits for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations:

    • PSOs are more diverse than foundations but less diverse than the country
    • PSOs are predominately female
    • PSOs are experiencing staff growth


  • Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices

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    Who serves on today’s nonprofit boards? How are they composed and organized? How do they conduct their work? How well are they fulfilling their many important roles and responsibilities? What impact are they having on organizational performance? Publication date: September 2017

    Who serves on today’s nonprofit boards? How are they composed and organized? How do they conduct their work? How well are they fulfilling their many important roles and responsibilities? What impact are they having on organizational performance?

    Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices answers these questions and is the latest in BoardSource’s series of studies tracking and analyzing trends in nonprofit board leadership since 1994. We encourage you to read the 2017 study; to reflect on the trends and insights about today’s nonprofit boards; and to act on the many opportunities we have to lead our missions to further success through exceptional board leadership.

  • 2017 GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report

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    The GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report remains the only large-scale nonprofit compensation analysis based entirely on IRS data. This authoritative report gives nonprofits the information they need to establish appropriate compensation and demonstrate to grantmakers, oversight agencies, and individual donors that the salaries and benefits they offer are justified. Publication date: September 2017

    GuideStar’s 2017 Nonprofit Compensation Report shows that CEO compensation increases approached pre-Great Recession level for the first time in six years in FY 2015. Released today, the report is the 17th edition in GuideStar’s annual series, and remains the only large-scale nonprofit compensation analysis based entirely on IRS data.

    “In seven out of eight budget categories, nonprofit CEO compensation grew more in 2015 than in 2014,” stated GuideStar senior research fellow Chuck McLean, creator of the Compensation Report and author of all 17 editions. “Although median increases are still lower than observed before the recession, 2015 was the first year since 2008 in which we saw increases of 4 percent or more.”

    The 2017 edition, the 17th in this annual series, features:

    • 135,986 observations from 96,669 Forms 990 and 990-EZ
    • Nonprofits from the entire 501(c) universe—most 501(c) organizations that filed an FY 2015 return with the IRS and had incomes of $200,000 or greater
    • 14 job categories
    • Executive summary showing trends at a glance
    • National, state, metropolitan statistical area, gender, and NTEE (National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities) analyses
    • Incumbent compensation analyses
  • Not Just Money: Equity Issues in Cultural Philanthropy

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    Spoiler alert: despite important efforts by many leading foundations, funding overall has gotten less equitable, not more. This means that cultural philanthropy is not effectively — or equitably — supporting our evolving cultural landscape. Publication date: July 2017

    This research, supported by the Surdna Foundation, shows that philanthropic resources still disproportionately flow to the largest cultural institutions, and that those institutions do not represent the cultural or demographic diversity of our country. Leadership of philanthropic and large cultural institutions is overwhelmingly white. Meanwhile, cultural organizations whose primary artistic mission is to serve communities of color or low-income communities face distinctive challenges as a result of their context and lack of capitalization.

  • Preparing for the One BIG Change in Nonprofit Financial Reporting per FASB

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    For the first time since 1993, the financial reporting standards for nonprofit organizations are being updated, with the goal of improving the communication of financial results to donors and other outside stakeholders. In this webinar, FMA’s Hilda Polanco discusses key changes in reporting requirements. Publication date: June 28, 2017

    For the first time since 1993, the financial reporting standards for nonprofit organizations are being updated, with the goal of improving the communication of financial results to donors and other outside stakeholders. In this webinar, FMA’s Hilda Polanco discusses key changes in reporting requirements.

    Key questions for all of us are: 

    • Practically speaking, what do these changes mean for your nonprofit?
    • As the implementation deadline approaches, are your leadership and board ready?

    From Nonprofit Quarterly.

  • Learn Foundation Law

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    Online legal training for those who work in private foundations.

    In 2010, legal staff at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation joined together to develop a comprehensive training program on legal issues in grantmaking. The goal of this collaboration is to create online, web-based trainings to supplement existing in-person training programs. We identified a shared need for this type of instructional resource and a common desire to collaboratively develop a training system that speaks to a variety of learning styles and organizational training needs.

    There are many different ways you can use Learn Foundation Law at your organization to provide basic legal training as a complement to periodic legal workshops, in-person sessions and other components of your legal training program.

  • Demystifying the Theory of Change Process

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    Why the process of creating a theory of change matters, and a five-step guide to success. Publication date: September 15, 2017

    The idea that nonprofits should develop a theory of change has been widely embraced in recent years, and funders have helped drive the momentum. In fact, many funders now require that nonprofits submit a theory of change document with grant requests.

    But what is a theory of change exactly? It’s an articulation, whether in the form of an explanatory memo or a diagram, and often combining both, of precisely how an organization is going to achieve its objectives. A good theory of change details the causal links between an organization’s vision and its own programmatic activities.

    From Stanford Social Innovation Review.

    Kathleen Kelly Janus

    Lecturer

    Stanford Program on Social Entrepreneurship

  • How To Build An Effective Board: A Short Management Guide For Nonprofit Leaders

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    A free guide to master the basics of nonprofit board management. Publication date: June 2017

    Nonprofit board management is a step-by-step process that requires your ongoing attention. GlobalGiving's free guide breaks board management into five parts for busy nonprofit leaders who recently launched a nonprofit or need to improve board outcomes. With this resource, you’ll get time-saving tools to build an effective board that is mission-focused and highly engaged.