2017 Data and Trends for Small-Staffed Foundations

2017 Data and Trends for Small-Staffed Foundations

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 9:00 - 11:30 AM

Please join Maryland Philanthropy Network and Exponent Philanthropy members for an engaging conversation with Ruth Masterson on data and trends in giving, salaries, investing, and much more in foundations that operate with few or no staff. We know that more foundations are engaging in activities that expand beyond traditional grantmaking, allowing each dollar granted to result in more than just the monetary value of their giving, including:

  • 79% send board members on site visits
  • 63% collaborate with other funders
  • 43% convene grantees

Ruth will share key findings from Exponent Philanthropy's 2017 Foundation Operations and Management Report; participants will have the opportunity to engage in deep dive discussions on trends and leave with skills to compare their foundations to other leanly staffed foundations.

There is no cost to attend but we do ask you to pre-register by June 21st. Non-Maryland Philanthropy Network members, please RSVP to Tausi Sueditsuedi@marylandphilanthropy.org.

Program materials:

The Exponent Philanthropy report is available for purchase. Click here for more information

About Ruth Masterson: Ruth Masterson is a senior program director at Exponent Philanthropy. She works closely with members to create written materials and training curricula, and answers member questions on foundation administration, governance, boards, and tax and legal topics. Prior to joining Exponent Philanthropy, Ruth served nonprofits in her work at Adler & Colvin, the Council on Foundations, Build Community Arts Center, and San Francisco BayKeeper. 

Prior to joining Exponent Philanthropy, she served nonprofits in her work at Adler & Colvin, the Council on Foundations, and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law. She has been on boards of directors at Dolores Street Community Center and the Center of Creative Intent, executive director at Build Community Art Space, and a reviewer for The Foundation Review and the Maryland Maryland Philanthropy Network of Nonprofits’ Standards for Excellence certification program. Ruth earned her master’s in public policy at Johns Hopkins University with a focus in nonprofit management, a certificate in international development at JHU’s School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Outside of Exponent Philanthropy, Ruth enjoys the challenges and rewards of parenting a toddler. When time allows, she looks forward to returning to volunteering with a Buddhist organization and a dog rescue group, and once again immersing herself in home improvement projects and gardening.

About Exponent Philanthropy: Exponent Philanthropy is the country’s largest association of funders—nearly 2,000 members strong—and the only one dedicated to serving foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families, and individual donors. Their vibrant network has in common lean operations and a style of philanthropy motivated by personal passion, community needs, and the strong desire for better outcomes. They provide high-quality and cost-effective programs, resources, and connections that maximize our members’ dollars and time for the benefit of diverse communities and causes. Click here to read more about Exponent Philanthropy.