Best Practice

Make a direct gift to an established charity

From the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving: You may make direct gifts to charities from your current income and/or assets by writing a check to your favorite charity. Direct gifts provide immediate financial support for religious organizations, educational institutions, and many other nonprofits working to meet important community needs in such areas as health care, the arts, the environment, civic improvement or human services.

Due Diligence Done Well - A guide for grantmakers

This GEO publication argues that doing due diligence well means striking a balance between obtaining the information you want and need as a grantmaker and not asking for so much that it places an undue burden on the grantseeker.

Code of Ethics

The Council's Code of Ethics was adopted by the board in June of 2005.