PhilanthropyGiving Compass - aggregates information to make it easier to give well.
Center for Effective Philanthropy is a resource for improving the effectiveness of philanthropic funders.
Women’s Philanthropy Institute, University of Indiana -instituteWomen's
Philanthropy Institute, University of Indiana
Council on Foundations provides opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is committed to providing smarter grant making practices.
The Monitor Institute is a social enterprise that surfaces and spreads best practices in public problem solving and pioneers next practices - See more
The Women’s Funding Network is a collaborative philanthropic network dedicated to funding women’s solutions worldwide.
Collective GivingThe Landscape of Giving Circles/Collective Giving Groups in the U.S.,
Written and Researched by the Collective Giving Research Group: Bearman, Carboni, Eikenberry, Franklin, November 2017
Women’s Giving Circles: Reflections from the Founders, published by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, August 2009.
More Giving Together - A broad study commissioned in 2007 by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers of the characteristics, benefits, and impact of giving circles across the country.
The Giving Circles Knowledge Center - undefined explores forming grassroots philanthropic initiatives in a community.
Giving Circles Network
General Resources for the Nonprofit SectorBoardSource provides board governance resources.
Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice - outlines 33 principles of sound practice for charitable organizations and foundations.What Board Members Need to Know About Not-for-Profit Finance and Accounting provides an easy-to-understand overview of not-for-profit financials.
Guidestar has financial reports and Form 990s for many charities.
The Better Business Bureau has a national website that provides reports on national charities and rate them against the BBB’s charity standards.
Charity Navigator evaluates more than 5,500 of America’s charities including financial health.
IRS - EO Select Check is an online search tool that allows users to search for an exempt organization and check information about its federal tax status and filings.
The Foundation Center has information for both grant-seekers and grant-makers and is a prominent resource in the non-profit community.
Members and WCGN in the news
Lukas Haynes, ED, David Rockefeller Fund, on KDPI, Ketchum Community Radio, aired Feb. 26, 2018 (Wood River Women's Foundation, Ketchum, ID)
Philanthropy Master Gives Tips for Giving, David Rockefeller Fund director delivers keynote at Wood River Women’s Foundation Winter Forum, Idaho Mountain Express, Feb. 28, 2018
Women are Fueling the Growth of Collective Philanthropy Giving Circles Fast Company, Nov. 2017
ABC News Melbourne, Nov, 12, 2017 (Melbourne Women's Fund, Melbourne, Australia)
Teen Services Program Gets Spotlight Attention, (Impact100 Sonoma), Valley of the Moon Magazine, March 2017
Women’s Philanthropy – Bright & Bold Leaders for IMPACT!, Huffington Post, March 16, 2017Women's Giving Alliance on River City Live, News4JAX, Feb. 27, 2017
Giving Together Has Exponential Effects On Communities, Huffington Post, Feb. 2, 2017
The relationship between funders and nonprofits needs to change — and slowly, it is, (Impact100 Philadelphia) Dec. 8, 2016
View advocacy at work The Power of One Women's Giving Alliance
Empowered Women Are Changing Philanthropy. These Experts Explain How Inside Philanthropy, January 13, 2016
Read the Ballantyne Magazine article showcasing the Charlotte conference.LISTEN to leaders of WCGN on Charlotte Talks, Charlotte's local NPR station WFAE!
Why Collective Giving Works for All Generations of Women Huffington Post, October 23, 2015
Leveraged Learning for Transformational Giving Huffington Post, October 21, 2015Women Pool Dollars and Link Arms for Innovative Community Transformation Huffington Post, October 16, 2015Connections Continue to Grow In Work With Homeless FayObserver, October 16, 2015
Philanthropy Has A New Face Huffington Post, Oct. 15, 2015Forum on collective giving by women starts in Charlotte The Charlotte Observer, October 14, 2015Dianne Chipps Bailey Named 2015 Woman of the Year June 8, 2015Impact Austin Names New Executive Director (Impact Austin, Austin, TX) Austin Statesman, January 13, 2015Giving Circles: More Impact to Go Around, (WCGN and Impact100 Philadelphia), New York Times, Nov. 7, 2013Women Change Communities, One ‘Giving Circle’ at a Time, (Women's Impact Fund, Charlotte, NC), Washington Post Blog, May 19, 2014
Wendy Steele, founder Impact 100, Named Jefferson Award Winner, (Impact 100, Cincinnati, OH), Cincinnati.com, March 13, 2014New Charity Raises Awareness as well as Money, (The Philanthropy Connection), Boston Globe, Dec. 28, 2013TedX Boca Raton Wendy Steele; TedX Cincinnati Jenny Berg (Impact 100, Cincinnati, OH)Three to Thousands, (Greenville Women Giving, Greenville, SC), TOWN, Nov. 1, 2013Collective Giving: Democratizing Philanthropy through Collaborative Funding by Beth Bunnell and Mary Broach (Impact100 Philadelphia) Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal October 2012A Grand Hand, (Impact 100, Cincinnati, OH), People Magazine, Jan. 27, 2003Charity Belle: Colleen Willoughby helps give money away, (Washington Women's Foundation, Seattle, WA), People Magazine, November 30, 1998
Recommended Print Publications about PhilanthropyThe Chronicle of Philanthropy
Town and Country, June philanthropy issue each year
What Board Members Need to Know About Not-for-Profit Finance and Accounting, published by Jacobson Jarvis & Co, PLLC (jjco.com)
The Stanford Social Innovation Review- a quarterly magazine covering best strategies for nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses.
Recommended Articles about PhilanthropyWomen’s Giving Circles: Reflections from the Founders Published by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
More Giving Together: The Growth and Impact of Giving Circles and Shared Giving by Jessica E. Bearman, published by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.
Catalytic Philanthropy, by Mark R. Kramer. Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fall 2009.
Collective Impact, by John Kania and Mark Kramer. Stanford Social Innovation Review, February 2011.
Widespread Empathy: 5 Steps to Achieving Greater Impact in Philanthropy, produced by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and Jump Associates.
Catalyzing Networks for Social Change, produced by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and Monitor Institute.
Women a Model for Engaged Giving, by Todd Cohen, for Philanthropy Journal.
Giving 2.0: Getting Together to Give, by Laura Arrillaga-Andreesse. Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2012
In Pursuit of the Female Philanthropist, by Fran Hawthorne. New York Times, November 8, 2012.
Cracking the Network Code: Four Principles for Grantmakers, by Jane Wei-Skillern, Nora Silver, and Eric Heitz. Published by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Washington, DC; 2012.
The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle by Ann Goggins Gregory & Don Howard, Stanford Social Innovation Review: Fall 2009.
Dan Pallota's Ted Talk on The Way We Think About Charity is Wrong
State Budget Crises: Ripping the Safety Net Held by Nonprofits, March 2010 report from the National Council of Nonprofits
The Stanford Social Innovation Review, a quarterly magazine covering best strategies for nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible businesses
Revolution Redux, Joanna L. Krotz a comprehensive article by Joanna L. Krotz on the history and latest developments in women’s philanthropy
According to a March 2010 report from the National Council of Nonprofits, State Budget Crises: Ripping the Safety Net Held by Nonprofits.
Women’s Giving Circles: Reflections from the Founders, published by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, August 2009
Inspired Philanthropy: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Giving Plan, 3rd ed., Tracy Gary and Melissa Kohner
Reinventing Fundraising: Realizing the Potential of Women’s Philanthropy, Sondra Shaw-Hardy and Martha A. Taylor
Something Ventured: An Innovative Model in Philanthropy - The Washington Women’s Foundation Handbook on the establishment of their organization.
The Soul of Money, Lynne Twist
Strategic Giving: The Art and Science of Philanthropy, Peter Frumkin
The Transformative Power of Women’s Philanthropy, Martha A. Taylor and Sondra Shaw-Hardy
Women & Philanthropy: Boldly Shaping a Better World, Sondra Shaw-Hardy and Martha A. Taylor
Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy, Paul Brest and Hal Harvey
Windfall: Managing Unexpected Money So It Doesn't Manage You, Marla Brill
Wealth in Families, Charles Collier
Good to Great and the Social Sectors, Jim Collins
Do More Than Give by Leslie Crutchfield, John Kania, and Mark Kramer
Inspired Philanthropy, 2nd Edition, Tracy Gary
High Impact Philanthropy: How Donors, Boards, and Nonprofit Organizations Can Transform Communities, Kay Sprinkel Grace and Alan Wendroff
Town & Country, The Guide to Intelligent Giving: Make a Difference in the World -- and in Your Own Life, Joanna Krotz
Don't Just Give It Away: How to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving, Renata Rafferty
The End of Poverty, Jeffrey Sachs
The Cathedral Within, Bill Shore
Give Smart: Philanthropy That Gets Results, Thomas Tierney and Joel Fleishman
The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources, Lynne Twist