Help your clients make informed choices about giving.
Residents in our community have many choices about where to use their time, talent and treasure. The Giving Partner helps donors make more informed decisions about giving based on in-depth information provided by local nonprofits.
The Giving Partner is an online tool populated with in-depth information about more than 600 charitable organizations serving Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties. Nonprofits voluntarily upload information into the tool and update it annually. Each nonprofit profile includes the 501(c)(3) organization’s legal name and information about its core mission, programmatic impact, governance, management and financials. There is no grading, rating or certification of nonprofits, but the “Reviewed by Your Community Foundation” icon associated with a profile means that the organization answered each required question and key information was validated by foundation staff.
Online profiles at www.thegivingpartner.org help local funders, donors and citizen philanthropists understand more about organizations' work in the community, along with their needs, financial history, governing body and management structure.
A Tool for Professional Advisors
Take a deeper dive into more than 430 local nonprofits committed to transparency in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.
- Choices in Giving
What organizations would be good options for my clients?
Does the organization have diverse revenue sources and a history of financial health?
- Programmatic Impact
Can the organization clearly articulate the impact of its programs, examples of success, and how success is measured?
Who serves on the board and staff? What percentage of board members make financial gifts to the organization? Are board members present at meetings when decisions are made?
- Planning & Policies
Is the organization committed to policies that demonstrate accountability and to strategic fundraising and communications planning?