National Standards Overview

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National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations are evidence that as a community foundation, you are committed to excellence for your communities and your donors. Learn more about National Standards with this overview.

Confirmation At A Glance

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Each step of the confirmation process is described simply to serve as an at-a-glance reference.

Reconfirmation At A Glance

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Each step of the reconfirmation process is described simply to serve as an at-a-glance reference.

Compliance Requirements Checklist

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Use this tabs checklist while building your record binder to make sure you've included all the required documentation.

Awarding Scholarships, Fellowships and Other Grants to Individuals

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These procedures outline the process of awarding scholarship and other grants to individuals, and ensure the community foundation's compliance with applicable requirements of the Internal Revenue Code.

Comparing Grantmaking Strategies

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It can be difficult to choose which grantmaking strategy will be most effective. This document compares four different models and helps foundations choose which will best serve their community.

Strategic Planning

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Like any management tool, a strategic plan can help a community foundations improve its work. This document outlines the basic elements of a strategic plan and helps guide the planning process.

Building a Successful Relationship with Your Board

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The relationship between a community foundation's CEO and its board is crucial to the organization's effectiveness. This tool is specifically designed for CEOs who want to build a better relationship with their board chairs.

Working With the Media

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This document provides guidelines for working with the media and incorporating a media strategy into your communication plan.

Annual Reports

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An annual report is one of a community foundation's most important communication tools. These tips and guidelines provide advice for all aspects of developing and designing a winning report.