Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking


Newton, KS


Building Stronger Communities through Charitable Giving

Ruling Year


Executive Director

Angie Tatro

Main Address

301 N Main St Ste 200

Newton, KS 67114 USA


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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

(Community Foundations) (T31)

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

1. Create and establish funding for operations and organizational sustainability for continued growth
2. Building and creating relationships with partners
3. Consistent updating and creations of organization and governance documentation and policies
4. Technology Advancement

Below are a few strategies identified while we are building out our new plan for 2015-17. Contact us for details as we progress.

1. Create an Operations Fundraising Campaign
2. Participate in the Giving Day Dec. 1 and promote our charity partners
3. Set schedule for policy review with Governance Committee and adhere to expanding policy recommendations identified by accreditation.
4. Expand use of technology for grant making, scholarships, communicating with affiliates, promotion of social media and more

We have a 20 year history of existence with continued growth in giving.
Board leadership is becoming more and more engaged
Experience with Women's Giving Circle success in Newton, can be a model to expand

Operations Endowment provide 75% of annual operational budget
Build endowments through Giving Day by no less than $50,000
Go to organization for planned giving
No complaints about online application tools

Our new plan is just beginning. Progress has included however intensive policy review and approval for submission June 2015 for re-accreditation via the Council on Foundations. We are inviting key partners, volunteers, donors and leaders to an inaugural GALA to celebrate 20 years of service. Have a committee for Giving Day ready to start planning in July.

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Council on Foundations Accredited



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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?



Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?