Scholarship Program: 112 scholarships have been awarded from 2010-2016
· 65 are Female; 48 are Male
· 50 Advisors; 60 Nonprofit Executives including 30 from Community Foundations
· 25 States represented: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MO, NC, NE, NH, NY, OH, PA, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA WI
· 17 have paid it forward and become donors to AiP Foundation
Public and Professional Awareness Program
AiP Foundation has completed a powerpoint educational tool for all CAPs to use in their own communities to present to other professionals - “Why Become a CAP” IS AVAILABLE TO ANY CAP WHO REQUESTS IT FREE OF CHARGE. CLICK HERE FOR A WINDOWS MEDIA FILE SLIDESHOW. To request the powerpoint slides and speaker guidelines, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A second powerpoint “Why You Should Work With A CAP” for CAPs to present to the public (libraries, public forums, etc.) is in development. A video with the same public message is also planned. Your donations will keep this program moving forward.
According to the results of a CAP survey sponsored by the Foundation, at least $600,000 in additional charitable dollars have been raised per CAP graduate since the start of the designation only 11 years ago. Think about this -- there are currently approx. 1,200 CAPS X $600,000 is $720 million in increased charitable giving based on a little more than a decade of the profession. If you know a funder that can make a $10,000 contribution resulting in 20 CAP scholarships, their gift could potentially increase charitable giving by at least $12,000,000!
*Phil Cubeta, Chair in Philanthropy at The American College wrote to the AiP Foundation board: "Your scholarships make a real difference in helping certain students make the decision to enroll. Those who need education the most often do not have the funds to get it. Often, if they work for a nonprofit, they are not reimbursed. So the scholarships have helped enormously, particularly in attracting nonprofit students.”
AiP Foundation Executive, Jaclyn Farnham, participated in a 6 week course offered by the Living by Giving Foundation
that teaches how to give effectively within the RISE framework - Relevance, Impact, Sustainability and Excellence in Management and Operations
. For the final exam, Jaclyn submitted AiP Foundation (AiPF) as her charity of choice, defining how AiPF meets the RISE criteria. Below are the results of that exercise.
Does this organization demonstrate the qualities associated with Relevance?
The mission of AiPF is relevant because their goal is to increase philanthropy overall, which will ultimately improve the lives of millions. AiPF provides links to research which indicate the need for increased education among those who advise donors. They provide a quote from the Chair in Philanthropy at American College which indicates why their scholarships matter to students, and in their Annual Reports, they include stories and comments from scholarship recipients.
Does this organization demonstrate the qualities associated with Impact?
AiPF indicates how many scholarships they've awarded and how many recipients have gone on to achieve their Chartered Advisors in Philanthropy (CAP) designation. Their detailed annual reports show impact through stories provided by those they serve. They indicate that they are surveying their scholarship recipients who obtained their CAP. They are fulfilling their mission and providing not only scholarships, but a network of connections through their C6 subsidiary, that can help students make practical use of their CAP. Videos posted on their website interview two of their scholarship recipients from a Community Foundation (CF) who talk about compelling results at their CF.
Does this organization demonstrate the qualities associated with Sustainability?
AiPF indicates that donations are received from private donors and gifts, and explains how the Foundation was started with a Charitable Remainder Trust. In addition to gift planning and private donations, they hold an annual fundraising campaign at the Conference on Philanthropy. They are sustainable because they have a solid base of private donations from individuals who are currently CAPs and from those who are members of the AiP membership organization. Support from these private donors indicates a paying it forward belief system, and that the need is acknowledged by the profession. As advisors in philanthropy, they have the tools, knowledge and connections to sustain and grow their Foundation. Finally, they indicate that they are also applying for grants which will help them increase the number of scholarships they can provide.
Does this organization demonstrate the qualities associated with Excellence in Management and Operations?
AiPF has a very strong and diverse Board of Directors who represent all different advisors who might sit at the table with a donor. Their website indicates that 100% of their board gives to the organization. Their Executive has special knowledge of their donor base, having managed their 501c6 organization and now managing the Foundation, and she is also Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy having completed the coursework in 2014. All of these factors contribute to excellence in management and operations.
"Philanthropy touches every major social issue we face. We need informed, skilled, thoughtful philanthropic leaders and change agents now and in the future to address our greatest challenges As government revenues decline and the needs of the less fortunate in our communities increase, the wise investment of every dollar of limited philanthropic capital for social change becomes even more important." ~ Doris Buffet