Working with donors and foundations to strengthen philanthropy

Management Factors score sheet

Management Factors score sheet

NEW for Spring 2017 - Management Factors Score Sheet - If you are a funder, donor or family foundation, and you are interested in exploring the qualities of a potential nonprofit partner beyond what you might discover through a standard, due-diligence process, take a look at this new score sheet.   It offers thought provoking questions for organizations that can really up your philanthropic game!   This checklist can also be tailored for your specific interests and needs.

NEW - Check out this special article on how family foundations can up their philanthropic game by using a tool such as this score sheet - "Change Up Your Questions." 


Coaching And Guidance to Staff and Board

Grantmaking Process Support and Assessment

Meeting And Conference Facilitation

Strategic Planning Facilitation

Grantee Capacity Building, Training and Support

National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers

Writing, editing research and white papers

Guidance For Wealth and Financial Advisors

LINKS to Specialized Information and Guidance to foundations and donors

Grantmakers for Effective Organization's Change Incubator which features resources and peer-to-peer information on how to transform grantmaking

"Funding Performance" - a white paper on how donors can do more good by modeling their grantmaking practices after The Performance Imperative, created by the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community 

Vu Le's checklists for grantmakers and grantseekers from the "Nonprofit With Balls" blog.  Absolutely worth a read - whether you are a funder OR a nonprofit.

Click here for a printable information flyer on the Philanthropy Planning & Practice program

Click here for a summary of CDS Philanthropy's policies