This resource focuses on the role of local philanthropy as a means to contribute to Financing Self Reliance, a key pillar of USAID's Journey to Self Reliance initiative.

The paper introduces the community philanthropy idea and other associated concepts that can help funders deliberately discuss and apply what we are calling a “community philanthropy approach” or “l

The review draws together information from existing reports, studies and organizational websites in order to provide an overview of the current state of organized community philanthropy around the

Implementation Tip for USAID Partners on how to recruit an effective, diverse, and inclusive board of directors.

Implementation Tip for USAID Partners on governance, management, and the role of the board of directors. 

Organizational Effectiveness Series; This manual provides nonprofit community-based organization board and staff members with new insight and specific tools and resources for building an effective board.Unit 1: Board Roles and Responsibilities; Unit 2: Board Selection Composition and Recruitment; Unit 3: Board Structure: Officers and Committees; Unit 4: Orientation and Training; Unit 5: Governance Versus Management; Unit 6: Managing Board Change; Unit 7: Board Assessment and Evaluation; Post-Training Assessment

Toolkit includes 24 separate tools to be used by chapter chairpersons, board members, chapter managers or any paid/volunteer staff designated to assist with chapter board development.

Toolkit contains self-assessment for chapter boards.

Document contains separate tools to be used by chapter chairpersons, board members, chapter managers, or any paid or volunteer staff designated to assist with chapter board development. The materials are designed for use by all Red Cross chapters.