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Legal Essentials for Small Foundations

Managing and running a foundation is fantastic work. However, in addition to the joy of grantmaking comes the critically important task of complying with a myriad of tax and other laws governing grantmaking, investment strategies, and public disclosures, to name just a few. This primer summarizes important laws that are relevant to running a foundation.... Read More

Getting to Impact Through Evaluation

Evaluation can be a daunting topic for foundations of all sizes. So why encourage small foundations with already limited time and money to take on evaluation? That’s easy: Evaluation is a key element for foundations that want to increase the impact of their giving. This primer introduces you to the evaluation process and outlines each... Read More

Working With Community Foundations: A Guide for Small Foundations

With so much interest in giving to their communities, it makes sense that many small foundations work with local community foundations to achieve their charitable goals. This primer describes how your small foundation can work with a community foundation to fulfill your mission and goals. It highlights how community foundations can help you: Expand your... Read More

Teen Philanthropy Café

This series introduces young people to strategic, thoughtful philanthropy, and inspires them toward giving with impact. Families and adults who work with youth can use these guides to facilitate peer discussions and fun activities around giving. On the menu Order a full-color, printed set of these readers. This project is a partnership of Exponent Philanthropy and... Read More

Leveraging Your Assets With Loans and Other Program-Related Investments

For small foundations, program-related investments (PRIs) can offer an effective way to leverage the impact of limited assets. This primer can be helpful if you want to learn about PRIs, are ready to make your first PRI, or want to refine your PRI process and are looking for some tips. Reading this primer will help... Read More

Getting to Impact Through Planning

All foundation leaders have one thing in common: the desire to make a difference. But achieving impact requires good planning, intentional work, and a drive to keep learning and improving. This primer will help you undertake a thoughtful planning process that answers two important questions: What do we want to accomplish with our limited resources,... Read More