Grantmaking

Work in Progress: Understanding Illinois Foundation Expenses

Release Date: 
04/30/2013

Donors Forum has launched a research project in collaboration with the Foundation Center to document the expense patterns of larger Illinois foundations and explore the characteristics that influence these patterns and contribute to foundations' understanding of best practices

Progress Made + the Path Forward: Handy L. Lindsey Jr.’s Eponymous Lecture on Inclusiveness in Philanthropy

Release Date: 
04/22/2013

As the 2013 recipient of an award established in his name ten years ago by Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy, Handy L. Lindsey Jr. delivered a lecture on diversity and inclusiveness on April 4, 2013

Coming in Mid-March: the 2013 Economic Outlook Survey

Release Date: 
02/27/2013

Donors Forum has conducted an annual economic outlook survey of its grantmaking Members and nonprofit Partners since 2002, and in the upcoming weeks we will launch the 2013 Economic Outlook Survey, designed to gauge the impact of current economic trends on grantmaking plans and strategies as well as nonprofit operating capacities.

Guest Post: Why VNA Foundation is Committing to Transparency in Grants Reporting

Release Date: 
02/06/2013

Foundations vary greatly in their mission, asset size, and focus. One factor almost all of us have in common, however, is that we ask for some kind of report from our grantees, some indication of how and why they spent our grant dollars. So, why can’t we ask the same of ourselves and our colleagues?

Save the Date: Donors Forum's "Engage 2013: Real Talk About Real Costs," A Convening for Members, Partners + Associate Members

Release Date: 
01/11/2013

Like last year’s well received convening, “Real Talk About Real Costs” on Tuesday, March 12, will bring together the funders, nonprofits, and advisors who belong to Donors Forum to have real dialogue and develop practical solutions to obstacles that stand in the way of effectiveness in our field.

Family Foundation CEOs Are Invited to Our First-Ever Family Foundation CEO Symposium on May 10

Release Date: 
04/12/2012

Donors Forum invites Family Foundation CEO's to attend the first-ever Family Foundation CEO Symposium on May 10 from 8:30am - 4:30pm. This day long interactive event will be co-hosted by the National Center for Family Philanthropy and will take place at Quarles & Brady (300 N. Lasalle St.)

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