Grantmaking

Guest Post: Successful Nonprofit + Grantmaking Leaders Must "Take Our Egos Out of It"

Release Date: 
07/08/2010

In thinking about David La Piana’s remarks at the Donors Forum Annual Luncheon in June, one statement in particular struck me. Yes, “transformation is not optional” was an eye opener, but that’s not it. It was a more simple one. David noted that all of us can make a difference, but to do so we “must take our egos out of it."

Find Tweets, Posts, Photos + More About the Donors Forum Luncheon With Nonprofit Leader David La Piana

Release Date: 
06/23/2010

We were excited to welcome almost 600 guests to Donors Forum's 36th Annual Members and Forum Partners luncheon today. The luncheon featured David La Piana, a leading thinker in the sector, speaking on the converging trends that are affecting philanthropy and nonprofits.

Paper Shares Stories of Five Organizations that Apply "Illinois Nonprofit Principles and Practices" to Their Work

Release Date: 
02/20/2010

Donors Forum issued its seminal publication Illinois Nonprofit Principles and Best Practices in 2004 as part of its Preserving the Public Trust Initiative. The publication, which offers guidance to nonprofits and grantmakers on governance and management, was updated in 2008 to reflect regulatory and legislative changes made since 2004, and to align with a set of national principles issued by Independent Sector.

Economic Outlook 2010: Program, Staff Cuts for Nonprofits; Reduced Giving by Grantmakers

Release Date: 
02/20/2010

Donors Forum’s recently issued report, Economic Outlook 2010: Illinois Nonprofits and Grantmakers Still Reeling After Rough Year, is based on a Donors Forum survey conducted in November, 2009. It documents the effects of the economy both on grantmakers’ current and planning grantmaking activities, and on nonprofits’ resources, capacities, and future survival strategies.

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