Foundations often provide funding to mitigate socio-economic and political inequities experienced by people based on their race, ethnicity, gender, and other minority status.
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Is it possible to make grants to individuals or organizations that are not charities? Can we support grantees where one or more of our board members has a conflict of interest?
Commissioner Elia took on this role in July 2015 after a career as a classroom teacher, Principal and superintendent, in New York and Florida.
Scholarships, fellowships, travel grants, achievement awards, disaster relief awards – did you know that grants to individuals can help grantmakers broaden their support in myriad ways? Learn about the rules that govern these types of grantmaking activities by private foundations.
Join the Education and Research Foundation of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York as they present the "BBB Charity Effectiveness Symposium X - Transitions: Leadership Development, New Challenges & Evolving Business Models."
Many nonprofits and foundations recognize research as essential tool for impact - whether the desired end is to advance knowledge, improve the quality and credibility of research in a discipline area, or move a policy agenda.
Learn how to analyze and evaluate nonprofit financial statements and know what questions to raise for further analysis.
Paid sick leave. A higher living wage. Gender identity. Ban the box.
The IRS Form 990 is used by funders as a tool to track and scrutinize the finances, governance and accomplishments of grant applicants and recipients.
The March Quarterly meeting will feature a presentation by the Commissioner of New York State Department of Education and a panel presentation on Innovative Workforce Strategies for Youth and Young Adults at the National Level: The Implications for New York City.
Experienced grantmakers often use two financial documents to review potential and current grantees: financial statements and IRS Form 990.
When FEGS shocked the world by closing down almost overnight, the Human Services Council brought together seasoned nonprofit human services executives, experts in nonprofit financial management and oversight, philanthropies, academics and others with unique perspectives in an effort to understand the growing insecurity of the human services sector.
We invite CEOs, trustees, records managers, and other senior staff to join foundation leaders and seasoned experts in an intimate discussion on recent work and innovations in preserving foundation records, particularly as organizations begin the transition from solely paper-based archives to digitized and born-digital archives.
Do you understand and take advantage of all of the options that are available to you when choosing to make grants around the world? Do you have unwarranted fears? Learn how to navigate the legal and programmatic issues in making grants outside the United States.
The International Grantmakers Network invites all funders with interest in international grantmaking to an informal brown-bag lunch (bring your own lunch!) for networking and conversation.
Nonprofit organizations face increasing challenges in today’s operating environment. In order to better understand the realities facing nonprofits and make sound funding decisions, grantmakers must have a firm grasp of the story told by the numbers as well as an awareness of the gaps in capacity that may be hampering an organization’s impact.
An increasing sense of urgency about issues like climate change has upped the pressure on foundations and endowments to take a stand in their investment portfolios.
For some, divestment, for example from fossil fuels, is the right choice.
At their core, social impact bonds are about learning from and scaling what works, and discontinuing what doesn’t. With the recent discontinuation of the social impact bond experiment supporting the Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) program at Rikers Island Correctional Facility, now is the time to deeply consider the countless variables of this “pay for success” experiment, the potential of the funding model and the questions that remain to be answered.
Many foundations ask nonprofits to share their annual operating budget as part of grant application and reporting processes. But here's the dirty little secret (perhaps not so secret) - the numbers often aren't real.