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

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

CF Network of Poland – General Assembly and the Network Secretariat

Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland

Government bodies:

National Court Register

Serves as a Public Benefit Organization, observing relevant Polish and European laws.

Volunteer Board/Council : a minimum of 3 and maximum of 30 members

Document templates on: Internal statutes, Operating rules for Advisory Committees, CF boards, organizational support procedures

Various manuals: “How to Establish a Local Philanthropic Organization“; “Rules for Creating and Managing Community Foundations”

Standards for endowment building (must be done in the first three years of existence).

Risk management standards through the V4 Maturity Program Manuals: “The Donor‘s Manual,” “Capital Endowment,” “Community Foundation–a Solution to Donor‘s Problems and NGO Hassles,” “Non Omnis Moriar, or “How to make a Charitable Bequest”

National standards (in process of being formalized)

Including standards set by the Academy (ADPP) and V4 Maturity Program

Various Manuals

National conference

Grant experiences in V4 Maturity Program are widely shared.

Annual Forum

Various activities that promote close relations with donors on promoting the concept of local philanthropy

Annual Report with Audited Statements