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
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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.
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 corporate grantmakers, such as self-dealing, sponsorships, giving programs and employee matching gift programs. Featuring Gina M.
Every foundation professional must know how to navigate legal issues including managing conflict of interest, lobbying and grantmaking to non-traditional organizations – among others.
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.
Source: Giving Forum Summer 2011
By Kerrie Blevins, Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation and Private Philanthropy Services
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Today, AgStar Financial Services announced a $15,000 grant to Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) to help relief efforts in last night’s fire in Madelia, which SMIF has matched with $15,000.
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By Susan Hammel, CFA, MCF executive in residence for impact investing
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As a good cause, pro-business campus rebel at Carleton, I began to wonder if business could ever do...
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