Full house at FCSF's July 22 event on Black Male Achievement

5 Rs of Getting Philanthropic Support for Your Grassroots Organization

August 3, 2015

A representative of a local grassroots nonprofit asked a challenging question at a Foundation Center San Francisco event last month: How can smaller grassroots organizations compete with more established nonprofits to garner the support of funders? Shawn Dove from the Campaign for Black Male Achievement had some valuable advice, which he calls the “5 Rs”.

Seven Charitable Foundation Rules: Myth and Reality

Seven Charitable Foundation Rules: Myth and Reality

July 13, 2015

Daniel N. Belin, owner of Belin Consulting, discusses seven rules governing foundation grantmaking that are often misconstrued or misunderstood. He talks about the types of organizations foundations may support (not just 501(c)(3)s), what activities they cannot support, and giving to non-U.S. charities through a U.S.-based support organization.