Featured Resources

Advice to Boards Preparing for and Supporting a New Leader of Color

This resource from BoardSource and the Building Movement Project offers insight and advice to boards about how to avoid pitfalls leading up to a transition and after a new leader is hired.

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2021 Annual Conference Plenary Remarks: Justice, Equity, and Philanthropy’s Future

Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; Kathleen Enright, President and CEO of Council on Foundations; Crystal Hayling, Executive Director of Libra Foundation; and Brenda Solorzano, Chief Executive Office of Headwaters Foundation discuss justice, equity, and philanthropy’s future, in a conversation moderated by Healthy Communities Foundation President Maria Pesqueira.

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GIH Events

Self-Assessment for Health Foundation Boards

This webinar explores why foundations should consider a board self-assessment process and how this practice contributes to organizational effectiveness.

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Latest Resources

GIH Events

Local Impact Investing Models for Health Conversion Foundations

LOCUS Impact Investing and Grantmakers In Health held a virtual – and conversational – learning session designed to identify guideposts for best practice by health conversion foundation local investors.

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GIH Events

Local Impact Investing Models for Health Conversion Foundations

Join LOCUS Impact Investing and Grantmakers In Health for a virtual – and conversational – learning session designed to identify guideposts for best practice by health conversion foundation local investors.

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GIH Events

Aligning Your Company’s and Foundation’s Social Impact Strategies

In this webinar, we explored how the Florida Blue Foundation and its parent company conducted a social impact strategy refresh related to corporate social responsibility and environmental, social, and corporate governance.

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Advice to Boards Preparing for and Supporting a New Leader of Color

This resource from BoardSource and the Building Movement Project offers insight and advice to boards about how to avoid pitfalls leading up to a transition and after a new leader is hired.

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Sustaining Changes in Foundation Practices

A new report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy explores how foundation practices have shifted in the last 18 months and whether those changes will be sustained in the future. Foundations Respond to Crisis: Lasting Change? documents shifts in how foundations identify applicants, reductions in administrative burdens for grantees, increases in unrestricted funding, and new efforts to advance racial equity.

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Trust based Philanthropy: An Overview

Trust-Based Philanthropy: An Overview

This guide, created by Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, is a useful starting point for funders who want to explore or deepen their commitment to trust-based philanthropy. It can also spark deeper discussions at grantmaking organizations around the role of leadership and staff in upholding a trust-based culture.

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More Resources on Governance and Operations

Our work to enhance foundation effectiveness addresses organizational challenges related to governance, grantmaking, evaluation, communications, and other emerging issues. Explore this page to browse resources, publications, and events related to foundation operations and administration.

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