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

Yes! You can partner with Exponent Philanthropy to learn how your grantees and applicants feel about your relationship and grant process with our Grantee and Applicant Perception Survey (GAPS). This custom, confidential online survey helps lean foundation boards and staff understand their strengths and weaknesses, initiate dialogue, and agree on a plan of action. Learn... Read More

What are the legal obligations of nonprofit board members?

According to nonprofit corporation law, a foundation director or trustee must meet certain standards of conduct and attend to his or her responsibilities to the organization—otherwise referred to as the duty of care, duty of loyalty, and duty of obedience. Many organizations circulate an explicit code of duties and responsibilities. On taking office, trustees review... Read More

Can you share a checklist for board meetings?

Board Meeting Checklist Before the Meeting: Let trustees know the meeting date, place, and time well in advance. Assign or remind trustees of board roles and tasks, so they can come prepared. Plan the meeting with a facilitator (if appropriate) and get input from the rest of the board. Establish clear goals for the meeting.... Read More