Member Resource Center
A curated list of philanthropy resources to support growth as people, organizations, and communities.
2022 Midwest Grantmaker Salary, Benefits, and Demographics Report
The 2022 Midwest Grantmaker Salary, Benefits, and Demographics Report provides data on full-time paid staff at foundations based in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Philanthropy’s Necessary Role in Advancing an Inclusive, Multiracial Democracy
This essay focuses on how contemporary American democracy can deliver on its promises, and philanthropy can help advance this vision for an inclusive, multiracial democracy.
A Legal Guide on Ballot Measures for Nonprofits and Foundations
Seize the Initiative: A Legal Guide on Ballot Measures for Nonprofits and Foundations offers clear and concise information on the range of legal questions that could arise when nonprofits consider working on a ballot initiative
Crafting a Compensation Philosophy
A compensation philosophy serves as a guide for employers who are making compensation decisions. It also provides transparency to employees who seek to understand decisions that are made.
Aligning Banking and Organizational Values
During MCF’s fall 2021 Impact Investing Network meeting, members discussed aligning banking practices with organizational values. Aligning values could include choosing a bank based on the diversity of its ownership or leadership, on the geographic area where the bank focuses its investments, on the locations of the bank branches, or various other factors.
Principles for Philanthropy: Introductory Presentation
MCF offers this PowerPoint deck as a tool for educating your colleagues, staff, board or community members about the Principles for Philanthropy.
Compensation Benchmarking Resources from Nonprofit Sources
The following resources provide compensation benchmarking, often for both salaries and benefits, for various nonprofit staff positions. Each resource fills a unique niche that may help you set competitive wages and benefits for your organization’s team.
Philanthropy for Systems Change
A model for donor collaboration for systems change that learns from and inspires others and generates learning for the broader philanthropic community.
Financial Due Diligence: Assessing Risk for Your Next Program Related Investment
This video takes away the mystery of conducting due diligence.