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What 2024 conference sessions are meant for those new to this space?

Get up to speed on foundation essentials by attending the following 2024 conference sessions: Thursday, November 14, 2024 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM SESSION: Foundations 101: Intro to Philanthropy and Foundation Administration After a brief overview of the nonprofit sector and where foundations fit in, we’ll dive into key administrative pieces of getting a foundation... Read More

What can my foundation fund with minimal legal effort?

1. Administrative Expenses As an initial matter, all administrative expenses must be “reasonable and necessary” to count toward the distribution requirement. “Reasonable and necessary” expenses are those that are directly attributable to running your foundation’s charitable programs, such as reasonable personnel and overhead costs, fundraising expenses, travel for site visits, and accounting and tax services.... Read More

I want to know how my grantees and applicants feel about working with me. Do you have any resources for that?

Yes! Partner with Exponent Philanthropy to gain insights into how your grantees and applicants perceive your relationship and grant process through our Grantee and Applicant Perception Survey (GAPS). This tailored, confidential online survey empowers foundation boards and staff to identify strengths and areas for improvement, fostering constructive dialogue and enabling coordinated action plans. Learn More... Read More