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The Various Tools and Processes that Community Foundations Use to Improve Practice



At a Glance: The Various Tools and Processes that Community Foundations Use to Improve the Practice

Canada Areas/Aspects of Operations
Structure (who administers standards/ guidelines) Mission, Structure, Governance Resource Development Stewardship and Accountability Grantmaking and Community Leadership Donor Relations Communications

Community Foundations of Canada

Government body: Canada Revenue Agency

10 Principles, “All For Community”

Criteria for Membership defines the structure and mission

National standards set by Canada Revenue Agency pertaining to CFs as Public Foundations

CFC Board governance documents

EO‘s guidelines re collaboration, etc

Manuals and resources in essential areas of operations: Administration and Start-Up Governance and Management

Manuals on:

  • Fund Dev‘t
  • Responsible investing of funds

Tools for endowment building: focus on major gifts of assets (corporate-advised funds, other donor-advised funds)

Policies cover asset development (the kinds of gifts it will accept, return rates on investment, kinds of funds it will create)

National standards set by Canada Revenue Agency pertaining to CFs as Public Foundations

CFC Resource:

Legal Aspects of Charitable Gifts

Manual on responsible investing/ mission-based investing

Manuals on Policy Development

Criteria for Membership specifies a broad grants program

Biennial conference

Regional meetings and consultations

National Marketing Tools and others like “Building Community Vitality” Toolkit

Manuals on: Grantmaking Community Leadership Fund Dev‘t Youth

Guidelines for behaviour that promotes respect for other charities and their traditional sources of funding

National conferences, regional meetings, peer learning events

Professional Advisors eResource – a web-based toolkit

Annual Report with Audited Statements

National conference, Peer Learning Events, Regional Meetings

Manuals on:

  • Marketing and Communication

eNews Bulletin and Tips, Tools