SMART GIVING: FAMILY & INDIVIDUAL PHILANTHROPY



CHARITY RATINGS: DUE DILIGENCE FOR DONORS
PA Bureau of Charitable Organizations  Search this database to determine if a charity or fundraiser is registered in PA
Guide Star  Analyze a nonprofit’s financial health using IRS-990 data and accountability information on @2.5 million U.S. nonprofits
Give.org Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance  Monitors and rates charity governance, effectiveness, finances and solicitation, to promote informed giving and charitable integrity nationally

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, FOR GRANTMAKERS
Chester County Funders  Join your colleagues located &/or providing funding in Chester County for a meeting with other ChesCo Funders.
Philanthropy Network Greater Phila  Professional association for Philadelphia regional private, family and community foundations.  Promotes best practices in regional grantmaking
Council on Foundations
  Professional association for U.S. private, family and community foundations.  Promotes best practices in grantmaking
National Center for Family Philanthropy  Dedicated to families who give via private and community foundations, and philanthropy advisors who work with them
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations  Professional membership organization helping grantmakers apply strategies and practices that contribute to grantee success
Independent Sector
  National research-based advocacy to support and advance U.S. nonprofit charitable sector

COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS
Community Foundation Atlas, Celebrating 100 Years of CFs
PA-NJ-DE Regional Community Foundations
Community Foundation Locator

ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Magill, Sherry. “The Value of Foundations That Operate Forever.” Opinion. The Chronicle of Philanthropy. 4 April 2016.