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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

United Kingdom 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 Foundation Network:

  • Board
  • Quality Accreditation Committee

Independent management consultancy

Government body: Charity Commission of England and Wales


Quality Accreditation process

Annual Benchmark tool

National Standards set by the Commission: Hallmarks of an Effective Charity


Quality Accreditation process


National standards

Benchmark tool

Best practice sharing during training and other venues c/o the Centres of Excellence


Model of leadership: Policy to avoid fundraising that competes with other charities and nonprofits27

Community Foundation Network (UK) – biennial conference last held in June 2011. Sample themes:

  • establishing credibility—local needs surveys;
  • endowment building—the first £1million and beyond;
  • managing government and European funds

Annual Forum

‘Philanthropy Toolkit’ for Professional Advisers


Annual Report with Accounts are submitted to the Charity Commissions

Websites, marketing materials, promotional events



27Reynolds, D. The Balancing Act. Mott Foundation. 2008.