Download resources from Donors Forum's recent webinar, Advocacy in an Election Year: What's Voting Got to do With It? Learn what's new with voting rules and requirements, basic rules for civic engagement, and hear how one nonprofit did it.
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The Donors Forum College and Career Access, Persistence and Success (CCAPS) group seeks to advance post-secondary success in Chicago. To better understand the interests and priorities of stakeholders, CCAPS conducted 30-60 minute interviews with experts in the field.
Policy discussions about grantmaking foundations often focus on how much they spend on administrative activities relative to their giving. Yet often missing in these discussions is an understanding of the nature and range of foundations' operating and administrative costs and what drives them. This publication provides a more informed perspective on this issue, defining and delineating charitable (program-related) administrative and operating expenses, which are those that count toward a foundation's payout requirement.
Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University, today announced that total charitable contributions from American individuals, corporations and foundations were an estimated $290.89 billion in 2010, up from a revised estimate of $280.30 billion for 2009. The 2010 estimate represents growth of 3.8 percent in current dollars and 2.1 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars.
How does one unify a diverse sector and catalyze a grassroots awareness raising effort? Introduce a bill to include private nonprofits in a definition of ‘public bodies.’
While Illinois’ foundation assets still sit below peak level and asset growth remains lower than the national average, Illinois foundation giving has been increasing annually since 2003, according to the latest Giving in Illinois report.
Valerie S. Lies, Donors Forum's President and CEO, announced earlier this year that she will retire as of June 30, 2014. She has led Donors Forum since 1987. The Donors Forum Board of Directors is employing best practices for a thoughtful, careful, and smooth executive transition, and the search for the next leader of Donors Forum is underway. The Transition Committee is moving forward and a search firm has been selected. Here is an update on the process and an invitation to share your thoughts as we move forward.
Although lagging behind foundations in other states with regard to asset growth, Illinois foundation giving outpaced U.S. foundations overall, says the latest Giving in Illinois report issued today by Donors Forum, in partnership with The Foundation Center.
Donors Forum is pleased to announce a new Board Officer and Board Members for its 2015 Fiscal Year (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015).
Current Number of #ILGiveBig Organizations: 606
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Heather Peeler at Grants Managers Network discusses what information can help us best understand the impact of a grantee or potential grantee, and how we can ensure grant dollars go to the most effective grantees.
Donors Forum and Illinois foundation executives held a press conference on May 19 to draw a firm boundary around the extent to which Illinois government can expect private philanthropy to fill the large state budget hole.
Giving in Illinois 2015 reveals the scope and giving priorities of the Illinois foundation community in 2013.
We welcome Brian Bannon, Arturo Bendixen, Joshua Gibb, Alison Ranney, and Nareman Taha to our Board; Bill Cosper is named a new Vice President.
Donald A. Cooke, Chair
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Evette Cardona, Vice Chair
Polk Bros. Foundation
Deborah Gillespie, Vice Chair
The Joyce Foundation
In this challenging environment, sustainable funding is vital for thriving, effective missions.
The Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges made marriage equality the law of the land. But, LBGTQ communities still face significant challenges.