• Description

This report summarizes the results of a scan of the state of regional associations' (RAs) development, adoption and promotion of guiding principles and recommended practices for grantmakers. It is based on a detailed analysis of current RA principles and practices, as well as on phone interviews with representatives from eight RAs that have developed principles, two RAs that are in the process of developing principles, and seven RAs that have not yet developed principles. The report was developed to provide background information to the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and its Effectiveness and Accountability Task Force, and to serve as an information resource for RAs.