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Services for Community Foundations

Philanthropy MA offers a variety of services for Community Foundations including:

  • Access to National and Regional Listservs
  • a Legal Help Desk
  • Community Foundation Roundtables
  • Peer Benchmarking Dashboard

Access to Listservs encompassing regional colleagues (and beyond) – open to Philanthropy MA Member Community Foundations

  • For Community Foundation staff – 
    • New England Community Foundation CEO Listserv: This service allows community foundation CEOs to communicate easily via email with community foundation CEOs throughout New England, to pose questions, engage in conversations and more.
       
    • National Community Foundation CEOs Listserv: This service allows community foundation CEOs to communicate easily via email with community foundation CEOs from across the country, to pose questions, engage in conversations and more.  The service is being made available to our community foundation members as a benefit of your membership with Philanthropy Massachusetts and is operated by the United Philanthropy Forum, which is Philanthropy Massachusetts' national network. Subscribers to the New England Community Foundation CEO list will be linked automatically to the national community foundation CEO listserv. 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Subscribers* can use the email address ne-cf-ceos@lists.agmconect.org to connect with other New England-Based CEOs.(Note we are in process of changing the domain for listservs to our new domain, but at present are still using agmconnect.org for the listservs)
  • Please review Philanthropy MA’s Listserv Policy prior to using this resource

*Philanthropy MA has automatically subscribed CEOs to these two listservs.  If you DO NOT want to participate, please contact Alex McCray.

  • For New England Community Foundation Staff
    • New England Community Foundation Staff Listserv: This service is open to all staff at Member Community Foundations.  Foundation staff across New England can pose questions, engage in conversations, and more.  This listserv is managed by Philanthropy MA.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Subscribers* can use the email address all-cf-staff@lists.agmconnect.org to connect with other community foundation staff throughout New England. (Note we are in process of changing the domain for listservs to our new domain, but at present are still using agmconnect.org for the listservs)
  • Please review Philanthropy MA’s Listserv Policy prior to using this resource

*Philanthropy MA has automatically subscribed CF staff to this listserv.  If you DO NOT want to participate, please contact Alex McCray. 

  • For New England Community Foundation Staff
    • FIMS Users Listserv: This service is open to all staff members of Member Community Foundations who use FIMs management systems. Foundation staff across New England can pose questions, engage in conversations and problem solving, and more.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Subscribers* can use the email address fimsusers@lists.agmconnect.org to connect with other community foundation staff throughout New England.(Note we are in process of changing the domain for listservs to our new domain, but at present are still using agmconnect.org for the listservs)
  • Please review Philanthropy MA’s Listserv Policy prior to using this resource

Community Foundation Legal Help Desk– open to Philanthropy MA Member Community Foundations

The Community Foundation Legal Help Desk is an online service where subscribers can submit their legal questions to an attorney with specialized knowledge and experience in laws that specifically affect the operations of a community foundation.  The attorney will respond in writing or arrange for a phone conversation.  The service is being offered by the United Philanthropy Forum in partnership with Indiana Philanthropy AllianceTo learn more, go to www.cflegalhelpdesk.org.

 

Community Foundation Roundtables – open to Philanthropy MA Member and Non-Member Community Foundations

Philanthropy MA continues to convene Community Foundation Roundtable Discussions.  These are in-person gatherings where community foundation staff have the opportunity to engage in lively discussion as well as check in with colleagues and network. If your foundation is willing to host a future convening, please email Alex McCray.  Your responsibility as a host is simply offering meeting space – Philanthropy MA will do the rest!
 

Peer Benchmarking Dashboard for New England Community Foundations- open to Philanthropy MA Member and Non-Member Community Foundations

CF Insights asks a simple but important question – What if each community foundation could know what all community foundations collectively know? Approaching this question through the analysis and dissemination of financial and operational data shared by the field, CF Insights will provide a look into the status of community foundations in comparison to the nation as a whole on an annual basis. Their ability to provide this analysis is made possible by the data you share through the CF Insights database, so be sure to log on and share your data. If you have any questions about the data or need login assistance, please contact David Rosado, Member Services Manager for CF Insights.

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