Gina Kastel of Faegre Baker Daniels introduces concepts like fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, requirements of section 501(c)(3) and the special tax rules that apply to grantmaking organizations.
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An overview of the legal basics facing all grantmakers, plus topics of special interest to corporate grantmakers, such as self-dealing, sponsorships, giving programs and employee matching gift programs. Featuring Gina M.
An overview of the legal basics facing all grantmakers, plus topics of special interest to community foundations, such as donor-advised funds and endowment management. Featuring J. Hazen Graves, partner, Faegre Baker Daniels.
An overview of the legal basics facing all grantmakers, plus topics of special interest to independent foundations, such as self-dealing, hiring family members and just compensation, family travel expenses, director and officer liability, and endo
Webinars for Grantmakers
When do you need a grant agreement? Always. Hazen Graves of Faegre Baker Daniels covers how to get value from your grant agreements, the bare essentials you'll always need, when those won't be enough, and important terms to know.
What to know about awarding scholarships and prizes, plus poverty and disaster relief and other employee assistance. Presented by Gina Kastel of Faegre Baker Daniels.
Welcome New Members
Here are the most recent issues of MCF Notes, our weekly e-newsletter for the Minnesota grantmaker community.
MCF will introduce a new website shortly after the New Year. More than just a new look with streamlined navigation features, we have redesigned the service specifically to support Minnesota grantmakers.
One new feature we think our members...
By Katina Mortensen
Managing our member networks is a big part of my new role as Program Manager at the Minnesota Council on Foundations. Our networks are consistently named as one of our most valuable member benefits. To ensure...
MCF elected new board officers and directors at our annual meeting on January 13, 2016.
Officers elected for 2016 are:
- Brad Kruse, philanthropy director, Hugh J. Andersen Foundation, board chair;
- June Noronha, ...
Roles of Private Grantmaking Organizations
What it takes to be a top-notch grantmaker now and for the future.
Each year the Minnesota Council on Foundations publishes lists of grantmaker rankings to enable grantmakers, nonprofits and the public to better understand who are the largest funders in the state.
Step 1: Research
Originally written by consultant Barbara Davis as a part of MCF's Guide to Minnesota Grantmakers, "Writing a Successful Grant Proposal" gives an excellent
A foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports charitable activities in order to serve the common good. Foundations are often created with endowments"”money given by individuals, families or corporations.