Q&A's – Exponent Philanthropy

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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

How can I ensure that my foundation’s travel expenses remain “reasonable and necessary”?

Exponent Philanthropy recommends all foundations create a clear travel and expense reimbursement policy that achieves the following:  Advises trustees and staff to choose cost-effective travel options. The law requires that these expenses not be “lavish or extravagant.”  Describes the activities for which related travel may be reimbursed and any limits on quantity of travel per... Read More

Does Exponent Philanthropy offer a group health insurance policy?

No. Exponent Philanthropy does not offer a group health insurance policy at this time because state-specific regulations make it difficult to negotiate a group health insurance policy for our national membership. However, we’ve brokered discounted services for members with five or more staff from the human resources outsourcing firm TriNet. This includes competitive health insurance options.... Read More