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Foundation Operations Resources

Current Issues in Health Philanthropy

Learn more about current issues and new trends in the field of health philanthropy.

Board Issues

Information on board development, board-staff relations, hiring the right team, compensation, conflict-of-interest policies, and other topics.


Information on developing an investment policy for your foundation.

Managing Operations

Position descriptions, compensation levels, using consultants, and information on grants management software.


Look here for guidance on developing a mission, defining grant guidelines, reviewing proposals, launching a strategic initiative, and other bread-and-butter issues.

Nontraditional Funding Strategies

Learn more about nontraditional funding strategies by browsing frequently asked questions, a resource list, and suggested readings.


Resources and insights on evaluating everything from individual grants to the foundation's effectiveness in achieving its mission.


Telling a foundation's story to the public, the press, and potential partners.

Information on New Foundations

Review GIH's surveys and reports on the formation and characteristics of new health foundations.

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