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2018 FFMG Administrative Expense Survey

Publication date: 
07/2018
The Foundation Financial Managers Group (FFMG), continuing its annual effort to provide comparative information on foundation administrative costs, invites you to participate in the 2018 FFMG Administrative Expense Survey. Using data gathered in the survey, FFMG calculates average expense ratios for New York area foundations. Many foundations use these ratios for a group of comparable foundations as part of their budgeting process. We have tried to minimize the effort required to participate in the survey by limiting the information requested to essential items, using data already entered on...

New York State Grantmakers for Census Equity

Publication date: 
07/2018
In 2017, a small group of funders came together to create a learning community about the upcoming 2020 census, and to consider ways in which philanthropy could play a role in ensuring a fair and accurate census count.That group became PNY's 2020 Census Work Group . Working with the membership of PNY's upstate sister organization New York Funders Alliance , an expanded group of funders and philanthropic member associations established New York State Grantmakers for Census Equity , a collaboration through which funders can coordinate the allocation of resources towards census-...

Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2017: Data to Drive Decisions

Publication date: 
10/2017
Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) announce the fourth edition of their annual research report, Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2017: Data to Drive Decisions. The new report documents $23 billion in private, public, corporate, and individual disaster-related giving to address major disasters and humanitarian crises that affected millions globally in 2015.
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Giving While Living

Publication date: 
09/2017
The common quest of all who seek to achieve lasting improvements in our communities and in our world—whether we are individual donors, foundations, nonprofits or government agencies—is to make the highest and best use of our resources. It requires us to ask questions like: What are our best opportunities to make a difference? What impact can we have and how do we know what impact our grants are having? What are grantee organizations accomplishing? What’s working… what’s not? Or, as Chuck Feeney, founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies, never hesitated to ask, starting with the foundation’s...
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Frameworks for Private Foundations: A New Model for Impact

Publication date: 
07/2017
This GrantCraft leadership series paper produced in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), explores the core frameworks that shape private foundations, and offers a roadmap for funders interested in reflecting on these frameworks to better align purpose, public benefit, and action.
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Race to Lead; Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap

Publication date: 
06/2017
The Building Movement Project released "Race to Lead; Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap." This new report, the first in the Race to Lead series, is based on our survey of over 4,000 nonprofit professionals. The report explores why people of color are still under-represented in nonprofit CEO/Executive Director positions.
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Value, Time, and Time-Limited Philanthropy

Publication date: 
04/2017
Can limiting a foundation's life increase its ability to have impact? In “Value, Time, and Time-Limited Philanthropy,” Tony Proscio of the Duke Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society tackles that question by applying a theory of time and value in philanthropy to three real cases that show what’s possible.
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Foundations Need Capacity, Too: Initial Findings from the Foundation Core Capacity Assessment Tool (FCCAT)

Publication date: 
01/2017
The report shares aggregate results from 54 participating foundations that participated in taking the FCCAT in the spring of 2016. We believe the findings presented here offer an unprecedented look at how diverse foundations assess their foundation's capacity.
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