This interactive data platform defines what "democracy funding" means for philanthropy, establishes a baseline for such funding, and allows users to quickly grasp, in terms of both major trends and detail, who is funding what and where, across the nation.
This paper examines board functioning in relation to both legal and broader conceptions of accountability, and empirical evidence from over 5,100 nonprofits in the Urban Institute National Survey of Nonprofit Governance . It discusses areas of board weakness and considers different approaches to improving them, including regulation, self-regulation, policy-oriented strategies, and management-oriented strategies.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation offers an online racial equity resource guide. The web-based, interactive solution provides individuals and organizations with access to extensive learning materials, tools and data on racial inequities, their impact on communities of color and the process for healing racial wounds so that communities can work together across differences.
A sample of IRS form 990, which is an annual reporting return that certain federally tax-exempt organizations must file with the IRS. It provides information on the filing organization's mission, programs, and finances.
Foundations seeking to meet demands for greater transparency have some help in the form of a new guide. “Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency” was produced by GrantCraft, an arm of the Foundation Center, which provides resources to grant makers.
Philanthropy New York and the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG) spearheaded a project to develop common application and report forms to help streamline the grant application process and ease the often time-consuming grant preparation process.
CCSNYS works to build the capacity of nonprofits and communities to enhance the quality of life in New York State, providing specialized technical assistance services and an array of group purchasing, insurance and employee benefits in the context of membership.
Foundations are just one type of nonprofit organization that make up a portion of the total nonprofit "sector" (which is composed of an estimated 1.4 million organizations and entities with nonprofit status), but they do much to fund the work of other nonprofits providing services for the common good.
In your job quest, you may find it useful to become more knowledgeable on the nonprofit sector. The statistics provided on this page are designed to broaden your understanding of the sector but in no way offer a complete picture of the intricacies within the sector.
Once you start your position in philanthropy, you'll soon see that this is a field that requires continuous professional development and education. There are numerous resources that we've noted throughout this section of the website that you may find useful as you navigate this new terrain.
Our members produce issues-related programming — PNY Members Briefings — where funders can learn from one another and from distinguished leaders and experts. PNY staff will be pleased to assist with the planning process, publicity, registration, and other logistical support. Review our guidelines to learn more about developing a Members Briefing and submit a preliminary planning form.