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									                  DonorHouston
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        Grantwriters’ Network of Greater Houston

                      Bridgette R. Wilkins
                    Donor Relations Manager
             Greater Houston Community Foundation
                        November 2009
    Greater Houston Community
    Foundation (GHCF)
We offer the most flexible and “tax-advantaged” way to
 give to the community.

   Founded in 1995 by the Greater Houston
    Partnership
   A tax-exempt public charity created by and for the
    people of Houston
   16 person full-time staff
   Very active local board of directors
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            What GHCF Offers
Donor Advised Funds
A “Charitable Savings Account” in donor’s name
   Tax benefits, Confidentiality, Simplicity, Efficiency,
    Recognition, Flexibility, Legacy

Agency Endowments
   Cost Effective, Professional Money Management,
    Simplified Administrative Duties, Possible Added Protection
    from Agency Creditors


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                  GHCF Grants by Program Area
                             2008
                                         Religion
                        Public Benefit               Arts
                  International                              Educational




Total Grantees 2,751



                  Individuals
                    $229.28
                        Human
                       Services
                                                              Environmenta
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                      75%                           Health




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             DonorHouston®

A free, comprehensive online resource designed to make the
  connection between funders, donors and nonprofits easier,
     more strategic and user-friendly. It helps funders and
        donors become more effective philanthropists by
    connecting community needs with their specific areas of
                philanthropic interest.




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             DonorHouston®

The system is comprised of more than 100 indicators
  and data fields focused on four categories of
  information: general information, management and
  governance, financial history and program
  performance.




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 What We Know
 About the Nonprofit Sector
   There are nearly 800,000 charities today - - about twice
    as many as in 1990
   Resources to support nonprofits have not kept pace
   Transparency and accountability are expected of
    nonprofits by the funding community

DonorHouston provides:
 A way to reach more donors
 Increased visibility for programs
 A way to identify prospective collaborative partners and
  identify gaps in services
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www.ghcf.org or www.donorhouston.org




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Basic Search



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Alphabetical Search
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Program Category – Arts, Culture & Humanities
               What the Icons Mean




   Completed
    Profile


Targeted


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Credit Card Donations
Credit Card Donations




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Sample Profile




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General Information




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Programs




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Management & Governance




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Financial History




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Financial History
Supporting Documents




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Printed Profile Report




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Next Steps: Become a
DonorHouston Partner
   Provide your most recent 501(c)3 IRS Determination
    Letter and the DonorHouston commitment form
   Submit organization’s 990s from the past three years.
        minimum of 1 year required
   User ID and password will be assigned
   Gather data and commit to completing profile 2-3
    weeks
   Changes can be made at any time and updated
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