Resources

Foundation reports, presentations and links.

Economic Impacts of 2010 Foundation Grantmaking on the U.S. Economy
Click here to download this report assessing the economic impacts of 2010 Foundation Grantmaking on the domestic economy.

Coming Home: Support for Returning Veterans
Click here to download this assessment of needs, gaps and opportunities for returning veterans in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Catalyzing Nonprofit Collaboration: A Report on the Community Catalyst Fund
Click here to view the report.

Shared Services that Work: Surprise Findings From Charlotte-Mecklenburg Nonprofits 
Presented by Tides, a national consulting group that researched possible MSO offerings for Charlotte-Mecklneburg's nonprofit community

Click here to view the report.
Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from the April 13 seminar.

Investment Opportunities & Risks in a Recovering Economy
Presented by Foundation For The Carolinas Center for Nonprofits
Keynote Speaker: Scott Harsh, President and CEO, Fund Evaluation Group

Click here to view the presentation.

Workplace Giving Task Force Report
The Center for Civic Leadership at Foundation For The Carolinas is making public its Workplace Giving Task Force Report. The product of eight months of work, the Report makes recommendations for the most effective ways for workplaces to run collective giving campaigns such as those for United Way Central Carolinas and the Arts & Science Council. 

Click here to view the report.

2010 Charlotte Business Journal Nonprofit Business Summit
Foundation For The Carolinas shared information and expertise through two presentations at the 2010 Nonprofit Business Summit on May 21. The one-day summit, hosted by Charlotte Business Journal and US Airways, convened community leaders to discuss to address the changing market for nonprofits. You may access Foundation For The Carolinas' presentation by clicking the link below.

Beyond Sustainability: Creating New Opportunities & Maximizing Impact
Hosted by Foundation For The Carolinas
Presented by Laura L. Meyer, Executive Vice President, Foundation For The Carolinas and Vance Yoshida, Senior Manager, La Piana Consulting

Thoughtbox Charlotte: Archiving and Sharing Community Information
Presented by Brian Collier, Senior Vice President, Foundation For The Carolinas; Patricia Zoder, Executive Director, Crossroads Charlotte; Susan Patterson, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

2009 Charlotte Business Journal Nonprofit Business Summit
Philanthropic State of the Region: A Community Responds
Presented by Laura L. Meyer, Executive Vice President, Foundation For The Carolinas and Andrew Belton, Partner, The Bridgespan Group

Innovation, Collaborations and Consolidations: Getting the Conversation Started
Presented by Brian Collier, Senior Vice President of Community Philanthropy, Foundation For The Carolinas

Cam Marston - Generational Insight
Cam Marston, best-selling author and thought leader on generational differences, presented at a recent seminar that included the staffs of the Duke Endowment, Foundation For The Carolinas and local nonprofit leaders.

Click here to download the presentation that accompanied Marston's remarks (PDF 258 MB)

Click here to download The Next Generation of American Giving: A study on the contrasting charitable habits of Generation Y, Generation X, Baby Boomers and Matures (PDF 1,024 KB)

Annual Meeting Speeches
2009: Click here to listen to Jim Surowiecki's 2009 Annual Meeting remarks on the Wisdom of Crowds.

2007: Dr. Nancy Cantor’s speech, Building Social Capital with Bonds and Bridges delivered at the annual meeting February 15, 2007. To request a DVD of the speech, click here.

Foundation Reports and Summaries
Center for Civic Leadership 2009 Initiative Identification – Initial Environmental Scan November 2008 

Civic Leadership Task Force Report August 2007

Report to Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation's Environment Committee November 3, 2004 

Executive Summary of Social Capital Survey Results February 28, 2001 

Community Resources
Crossroads Charlotte
Professional Nonprofit Consulting Resources
Stimulus Funding Map
Thoughtbox

Nonprofits and Foundations
Bettertogether.org
The CFIDS Association of America
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Partners in Out-of-School Time
The Points of Light Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation
United Way of Central Carolinas, Inc.

Information on Charitable Giving/Volunteering
About.com
BBB Wise Giving Alliance
Charitable Giving in Prosperous Times
Community Foundation Alliance of North Carolina
CommunityWealth
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Guidestar
Idealist/Action Without Borders 
Independent Charities of America
Independent Sector
Internal Revenue Service
National Center for Charitable Statistics
The National Center for Family Philanthropy
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
National Committee on Planned Giving
Philanthropic Advisory Service of the Better Business Bureau
The Philanthropic Initiative 
The Philanthropy Roundtable 
Socialfunds.com
VolunteerMatch 
Women & Philanthropy

Guides To and Information About Foundations, Nonprofits and Philanthropy
The American Institute of Philanthropy 
ARNOVA
Center for Nonprofit Leadership & Management, Arizona State University
Center for the Study of Philanthropy at City University of New York
Center on Nonprofits & Philanthropy at the Urban Institute
Changemakers
Changing Our World
Charity Navigator
Community Foundations of America
Council on Foundations
Duke University Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism
The Foundation Center
Foundations Online
GiveVoice.org
Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
Indiana University Center on Philanthropy
Institute for Global Communications
Just Give
Nonprofit Sector Research Fund
Program on Nonprofit Organizations at Yale University 
Southeastern Council on Foundations
USC Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy
Women's Philanthropy Institute

Publications
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Nonprofit Online News 
Nonprofit Times
Philanthropy Journal
Philanthropy News Digest
Volunteer Today


Resources For and About Nonprofits

The Alliance for Nonprofit Management
Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers
Center for Excellence in Nonprofit Organizations
The Center for What Works
Charity Channel
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
Energize, Inc.
Fundraising and Friendraising
Fundsnet
The Grantsmanship Center 
HandsNet
IKNOW
The Innovation Network
Management Concepts: Grants Training
Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy
National Association of State Charity Officials
National Center on Philanthropy & the Law at New York University School of Law
National Council of Nonprofit Associations
National Society of Fundraising Executives
N.C. Center for Nonprofits
Nonprofit Gateway
Nonprofit Gateway to Federal Services
The Nonprofit GENIE
Nonprofit Nuts & Bolts
The Nonprofit Resource Center
The Nonprofit Risk Management Center
NPower Charlotte Region
Online Compendium of Federal & State Regulations for Nonprofit Organizations
Program on Nonprofit Organizations at Yale University
The Rockefeller Family Fund Technology Project
TechSoup
S.C. Association of NonProfit Organizations
United Way of New York City
Web Resource for Quality Form 990 Reporting