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Meet the Funders: Capital Funding

So many funders say they don’t give grants for capital expenses. Come meet three who do, and find out why they give, and how you can identify and secure potential capital funding prospects for your own campaigns.

Topic(s) Fundraising Foundation Giving

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Getting Ahead of the Curve with Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

How can nonprofit organizations proactively address the issues of diversity, inclusion and equity within their organization in a way that generates positive and transformative change? Join us for a fascinating and informative conversation with Carly Hare, National Director/Coalition Catalyst at Change Philanthropy,

Topic(s) Corporate Giving Foundation Giving Proposal Writing Donor Cultivation & Retention Boards Trust & Transparency Advocacy Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Human Resources Volunteers Impact, Outcomes, Evaluation

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What is the difference between a private foundation and a public charity?

Foundation Center defines a private foundation as a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization having a principal fund managed by its own trustees or directors. Public charities generally derive their funding or support primarily from the public, receiving grants from individuals, government, and private foundations. Grantseekers should know the difference.

Topic(s) Foundation Giving

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What is a Foundation?

Broadly speaking, a foundation is a nonprofit corporation or a charitable trust that makes grants to organizations, institutions, or individuals for charitable purposes such as science, education, culture, and religion. There are two foundation types: private foundations and grantmaking public charities.

Topic(s) Foundation Giving Government Giving

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What is a giving circle?

According to the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers' More Giving Together, a giving circle "is formed when individuals come together and pool their dollars, decide together where to give the money (and other resources such as volunteer time), and learn together about their community and philanthropy."

Topic(s) Foundation Giving Individual Giving

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How do I learn about dissolving a private foundation?

Most foundations are set up to have a perpetual life-span, spending out only the interests from their investments while keeping the initial endowment intact. Other foundations choose to have a limited life-span. Regardless of the reason for the termination, foundations dissolve by "spending down" their assets in compliance with both state and federal law.

Topic(s) Foundation Giving Starting a Nonprofit