From the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving: Supporting organizations are operated for the benefit of, to perform the functions of, or to carry out the purposes of one or more specified public charities.
From the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving: A giving circle is comprised of a group of donors who place their charitable dollars into a pooled fund, and decide as a group which charities to support.
From the Connecticut Toolkit for Giving: Planned giving, typically done in conjunction with estate planning, is used to describe a wide variety of giving vehicles that allow you to give to charity during your lifetime and/or after your death.
The Accountability Self-Assessment Tool is a comprehensive resource to help unstaffed private foundations ensure that they are complying with key federal laws and regulations and assess how well they are engaging in generally recommended good practices for being accountable to the public.
The materials consist of a questionnaire, check list, worksheet, glossary and resource list. The questionnaire, available by component or in one complete document, and the entire selection of tools are available in the following sections.
The Directions give you the process for completing the self-assessment (questionnaire, response tabulation, follow-up actions, review of results and development an accountability plan.)
An extensive resource list to help foundations learn more about any of the topics and issues covered in the tool. The resources in the list are grouped by the same topics and sub-topics used in the self-assessment questionnaire.