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NGOsource Attends Exponent Philanthropy National Conference

During the last week of September, NGOsource attended the Exponent Philanthropy National Conference in Chicago. Exponent Philanthropy is the country's largest association of funders, with nearly 2,200 members. It is dedicated to serving foundations that have few or no staff members, philanthropic families, and individual donors. Over 1,000 representatives of Exponent Philanthropy members attended the conference, including trustees, staff, and advisors.

How NGOsource Helps Community Foundations Achieve Their Mission

Photo: The Kenya Community Development Foundation supports the Malaa community to provide fresh, accessible water sources. 

NGOsource’s equivalency determination (ED) repository helps community foundations serve their stakeholders by making international grantmaking more efficient. Not only do we work with U.S.-based community foundations as our grantmaker members, but also international community foundations who have had EDs requested by our members. We hope to continue to increase the number of community foundations we work with, both as members and ED recipients.

Family Planning in the Philippines: How Equivalency Determination (ED) Makes a Difference

Photo: Street march when the Reproductive Health Law was declared constitutional by the Supreme Court

The Forum's Impact

The Forum for Family Planning and Development was founded in 2004 in Quezon City, Philippines as a way to bridge the gaps in information and services for family planning in underserved communities. Today, their innovative and internationally recognized model brings together leaders from education, health, policy, and the private sector to create lasting impact for family welfare and reproductive health throughout the country.

How Leading Corporate Funders are Using NGOsource and TechSoup

Photo: Your Health Your Choice is a project funded by the Medtronic Foundation in partnership with The Community Foundation for Ireland. Read more about this project and others in our latest Impact Story. © The Marie Keating Foundation via The Community Foundation for Ireland.

How leading corporate funders are using NGOsource and TechSoup philanthropic services

Results from Our NGO Survey

NGOsource recently conducted a survey of the NGOs for which we completed an ED in the last two years. Through this survey, we received helpful feedback from 150 NGOs in 40 countries that provides insight into how they experience our process of equivalency determination (ED). We are excited to share the following key findings with the NGOsource community.

Building Partnerships for Healthy Communities: Medtronic and The Community Foundation for Ireland

Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology, launched the Medtronic Healthy Communities Fund in Ireland in June 2015. The company, and the Medtronic Foundation, made a €1 million commitment over three years to fund health-focused charities in Irish communities, in partnership with The Community Foundation for Ireland and the Ireland Funds.

Three-Year Anniversary Update

March 18, 2016 marked the third anniversary of NGOsource’s launch. In three short years, we’ve come a long way towards fulfilling our mission: to make equivalency determination (ED) easier for both grantmakers and NGOs.

Here are highlights from the last year, and some notes about what to expect from us in the year ahead.

Highlights

Equivalency Determination (ED) Turnaround is Faster than Ever

At NGOsource, our mission is to make equivalency determination easier, both for grantmakers and NGOs. One of the ways we do it is by delivering completed EDs as quickly as possible. Grantmakers rely on us to send their ED certificates and summary legal analyses in time to meet their funding deadlines.

NGOsource Featured in Alliance magazine

Alliance magazine is the leading publication for philanthropy and social investment worldwide. The latest issue features a piece by Kyle Reis and Sheila Warren about NGOsource’s growth and impact in the philanthropic sector over the last three years, and their vision for the future of international grantmaking. Read the article in PDF format here.