HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut foundations and corporate grantmakers have unveiled new guiding principles for their sector that demonstrate their ongoing commitment to the public. Developed through an initiative of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, the Guiding Principles and Effective Practices for Connecticut Grantmakers define high ethical standards for all grantmakers in the region.
Independent Sector’s Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice is the foremost guide for sound and successful practice by charities and foundations in the United States. Thirty-three principles succinctly provide clarity about legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, strong financial oversight, and responsible fundraising.
Leading with Intent: A National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices is the only survey to gather information from both chief executives and board chairs on their experiences in the nonprofit boardrooms of America. Who serves on nonprofit boards? How are boards structured? What are their policies and practices? What challenges them? Are they providing the leadership needed? The answers to these and many more questions can be found in Leading with Intent
From the Effectiveness and Accountability Educational Series: This guide provides an overview on the self-dealing law, including definitions, common problem areas, exceptions, penalties, and resources.
The Council's Code of Ethics was adopted by the board in June of 2005.
A letter from the IRS clarifying how foundations can support grantees that engage in lobbying and election-related activities.