The Foundation Review vol.7 issue 1 (Spring 2015)
This groundbreaking edition, co-edited with the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers, is devoted completely to the art and science of philanthropy consulting. GMA is proud to be a contributing author.
The Family Foundation Life Cycle and the Role of Consultants
Melissa L. Nemon Ph.D. and Claudia J. Jacobs M.S.W., Sillerman Center; Mary Phillips M.S., and Judy Sneath M.B.A., GMA Foundations
This article introduces the Family Foundation Life Cycle as a lens for understanding the stages of a family foundation’s operations, and provides a Family Foundation /Consultant Guide
to help foundations anticipate needs and set the stage for successful consulting engagements. (click on the link to download)
Resources for Foundations in Practice case study sessions
The National Forum on Family Philanthropy, May 8 – 9, 2014
Ideas to consider when:
reviewing your foundation’s geographic commitment
planning for board continuity and succession
foundation decision making becomes personally difficult
Resource List for #ncfp14 Foundations in Practice sessions
(kindness of the National Center for Family Philanthropy)
Boston Philanthropic Advisors Roundtable (BPART), September 9, 2013
Ten Ways to plan for succession
Succession Planning in Private Foundations: Knock, Knock. Who’s there?
Approaches to Involving the Next Generation in Philanthropy and the Family Foundation
Featured Resources (primarily from our blog)
Transcendental Operations: Finding the excitement in unrestricted support
Finding Strengths in Funder Collaboratives
Parenting Education: Much ado about evaluation and outcomes
Asset Building Strategies for Low Income Families
Is it Time to Refresh or Reenergize your Family Foundation Board?
Improving Communication and Interaction in Family Foundations
A Family Establishes a Statement of Legacy
Tax Planning in Private Foundations: Keeping an eye on what matters most
Moving to Online Grant Applications
Foundation Compensation: To Pay or Not to Pay
Foundation Payout in a Down Economy
When Should You Pay Trustee Compensation?
This is Your Final Notice
2014 Grants Snapshot
GMA Foundations background MEDIA
2013 Grants Report
2012 Grants Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
Orientation Manual for Foundation Trustees and Board Members Boston, MA: GMA Foundations
Governance Arlington, VA: Council on Foundations’ Family Foundation Library
Have you tried the new StoryCorps DIY app?
Here’s a recent interview posted to the website.