Most grants that are awarded by private foundations don’t carry significant legal risks. For instance, consider a grant proposal for $150,000 from a local homeless shelter to allow the shelter to start a housing-first program. No big deal, right? But what if, buried in the grant application, was a one-sentence output proposal that indicated the … Continued
The COVID and social justice crises are requiring us to think of what we have been doing to effectively and nimbly support change. It is an interesting time, a scary time, and most importantly, a time in which we, as a sector, should be leaning in and taking incredible risks to create and support justice … Continued
Most funders are not prepared to respond to unexpected events. Yet, many risks can be prevented, avoided, or mitigated with the right tools and a conscious risk management approach.
Sponsored by Blackbaud Foundation Solutions Now, more than ever, foundations need to provide a clear view of their entire giving workflow. Having a holistic view of your financial process – in addition to your grantmaking process – is an essential to being accountable to your numerous stakeholders. And being able to provide them all with … Continued
Over the last few decades, the world has gone from complicated to complex. We are more interconnected than ever, and this reality is playing out with stark visibility via COVID-19. As the complex and interdependent connections between us can be literally followed through the spread of the virus, the effects of COVID-19 are something quite … Continued
PEAK Grantmaking’s Greater Washington, DC regional chapter had a packed house for our 2019 fall membership meeting, which kicked off with a presentation on grantmaking legal compliance, followed by afternoon roundtable discussions on streamlining grants processes. Leading off: Legal Compliance in Grantmaking, presented by Andras Kosaras, Esq. from Arnold & Porter, which focused on: grantmaking … Continued
Do you have a systematic approach to evaluating grantee financial health? Start by adapting Key Performance Indicators and a commitment to building partnerships that make communication easier.
In this two-part series, learn how PEAK Grantmaking members are turning talk into action to achieve more equitable grantmaking practices. In Part 1, we explored transparent processes and decision making. Here, we’ll consider the connections between equity and responsive risk management practices. Philanthropy has seen a surge of interest in racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. … Continued
In this two-part series, learn how PEAK Grantmaking members are turning talk into action to achieve more equitable grantmaking practices. Here, we consider the issues of transparent processes and decision making; Part 2 explores the connections between equity and responsible risk management practices. Philanthropy has seen a surge of interest in racial equity, diversity, and … Continued
In reporting, almost all funders require a financial accounting that shows how dollars were spent in relation to what had been proposed. We want to introduce or remind you of PEAK’s Project Streamline recommendations for budget and financial requirements.