Just Say No: The Art of the Turndown

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Rejection is an inevitable part of the grantmaking process. Learning to say no, politely and confidently, is an essential skill.

Build a Better Foundation

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A brief guide to 10 benefits you can expect when you offload your foundation management.

Foundation Transitions

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Just like the individuals and families who establish them, foundations have life cycles. And because nearly 90% of all foundations are set up with the intent to exist in perpetuity, they typically undergo a multitude of transitions over their extended lifespan.

Comparison of Administrative Expenses

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This chart takes a look at administrative expenses for private foundations. It compares data reported by Council on Foundation members […]

Conducting Your Annual Review

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A full and thoughtful review of last year’s grantmaking priorities, social impact, and finances can help foundation members craft meaningful goals for the coming year. This article suggests topics you might want to discuss together.

Foundation Management Made Easy

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A look at private foundations and how outsourced service providers make having a foundation as easy as a donor-advised fund.