Developing and sharing resources are vital practices for strengthening the nonprofit sector and amplifying our own advocacy. We are grateful for the many excellent resources that have been made available to foundations and nonprofits, and we are proud of the resources we have developed here at the Campion Foundation to advance our own mission. Explore the tabs below for resources that can help you and your organization continue to drive the change you want to see in the world.

Protect Wilderness

A Great Breathing Space on the Planet

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is an irreplaceable, unspoiled wilderness. Hear representatives of the Gwich'in people speak about their home: “The Sacred Place Where Life

Conservation 101

A Guide To Land & Water Protection in the US: Clarifying and decoding the "alphabet soup" of Agency names and acronyms, Federal lands' protective designations, methods of private land conservation, and core environmental

Helen Cherullo of Braided River: Channeling Passion into Action

Helen Cherullo is Executive Director of Braided River, a Seattle-based nonprofit publishing house that focuses on providing philanthropic support to environmental causes through publishing books, arranging exhibitions and media, supporting

Movie: To The Arctic IMAX

Adventure to a region on thin ice. A co-production of Warner Bros. Pictures, MacGillivray Freeman Films, and IMAX

On Arctic Ground

Tracking Time Through Alaska's National Petroleum

Outdoor Afro's Rue Mapp in the Arctic

Rue Mapp, founder of Foundation grantee Outdoor Afro, talks about the importance of the Arctic Refuge to all people and all of our relationship to

Protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

President Obama announces that The Department of Interior released a revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan to better sustain and manage Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife

Salmon Beyond Borders

Salmon Beyond Borders is a growing community of sport and commercial fishermen, community leaders, Tribal and First Nations members, tourism and recreation business owners and concerned citizens united across the Alaska/British Columbia border to

Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska's Tongass Rain Forest

The remarkable story of the Tongass rain forest. As part of our use all the tools approach we fund the publishing of several important photo books on the Arctic region. Salmon in the Trees tells the remarkable story of the Tongass rain forest and

Save Bristol Bay

As wild salmon disappear around the globe, Bristol Bay continues to produce the world’s largest sockeye salmon fisheries and one of the largest king salmon runs. The reason for this is clear; the Bay’s freshwater salmon habitat is largely untouched

To the Arctic

The official large-format companion book to the film To The

We Are the Arctic

America’s Arctic Refuge is among our nation’s most treasured landscapes, like Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. The new “We Are The Arctic” book lets us hear from diverse voices who are coming together to protect this special place once and for all.

End Homelessness

Office of Homeless Youth 2016 Report

In every county across Washington state, there are youth and young adults struggling to find a safe, stable place to call home. This is unacceptable.

That’s why we are thrilled about the release of the Department of Commerce’s Office of Homeless

One Night Count 2015

10,047 people slept outside in King County overnight January 22-23,

Opening Doors

Presented to the Office of the President and Congress on June 22, 2010 and revised in 2015, Opening Doors is the nation’s first comprehensive Federal strategy to prevent and end

Progress Index

Measuring Shared Prosperity in Washington

WLIHA’s board testimony

Imagine if we could leverage the connections and credibility of more than 10,000 board members in Washignton Stare to help get good legislation passed. In June 2015, The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance did just that. Several board members

Build Capacity

A Donor Bill of Rights

To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have

ACT! Quick Advocacy Capacity Tool

ACT! Quick is a short version of Alliance for Justice’s Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT) found at www.bolderadvocacy.org/act.
ACT! Quick is designed to:

Provide a quick diagnosis of the strengths and gaps in organizations’ knowledge, skills, and

AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) exists to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals and the profession, to promote high ethical behavior in the fundraising profession and to preserve and enhance philanthropy

Assessing the How of Grantmaking

Looking beyond what we fund—grantmaking strategy and impact—and who we fund—the grantees we support, and exploring the question of how we

Being a Player

A Guide to IRS Rules for Nonprofit

Bold Giver Story

Tom and Sonya give an interview on their philanthropic

Building is not Buying

There are two main funder roles: Buyer and Builder. Individual funders can play

Capacity Building Guiding Principles

The following principles (which combine what we’ve learned from capacity building studies and colleagues, and our own best thinking/learning) reflect a best practice approach to capacity building

Capacity Building Introduction to Strategic Plan

In developing the Campion Foundation’s Capacity Building Program we have undertaken extensive research and literature reviews, conducted formal and informal discussions with peers, and distilled lessons from our own experience of capacity building

Case for Support Outline

Annual Case for Support Outline: What your donors need to know about you...and will need to know every

Catalytic Philanthropy

Despite spending vast amounts of money and helping to create the world’s largest nonprofit sector, philanthropists have fallen far short of solving America’s most pressing problems. What the nation needs is “catalytic philanthropy”—a new approach

Create a Philanthropic Culture in Your Nonprofit

While all nonprofits depend to some extent on philanthropic support, not all are successful at raising funds. The primary difference is the presence, or adsence, of a philanthropic

Creating High-Impact Nonprofits

Conventional wisdom says that scaling social innovation starts with strengthening internal management capabilities. This study of 12 high-impact nonprofits, however, shows that real social change happens when organizations go outside their own walls

Donor Centered Fundraising

Based on the research and principles of Penelope Burk: Donor Centered Fundraising -- Penelope Burk, Cygnus Applied Research,

Everyday Advocacy Toolkit

Provides resources to nonprofit leaders about ways to advance their missions through everyday

Grantcraft

Advocacy Funding: The Philanthropy of Changing Minds is a great resource every one of your trustees should

Major Gifts Survival Kit

Fundraising is art AND science. The following tip-sheets and samples are designed to help demystify the key elements of any successful major gift program’s survival

Nonprofits in Washington 2014

A statistical overview of nonprofits in Washington State compiled by Washington Nonprofits and the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the University of Washington.

Project Streamline-Practices that Matter

GMN's report explores streamlining trends, successes, barriers, and perceptions. Most importantly, it prescribes the way forward for grantmakers that want to match their practices to their values in supporting nonprofit

Public Policy Checklist

Policy change requires different solutiuons for different probelms.

Resilient nonprofits

We believe that an organization with a strong vision, effective governance and leadership, a robust fundraising program, and sound internal systems is better positioned to achieve program

Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide

Solving today’s pressing problems requires impacting the bigger picture — the systems we live and work in.

To change systems, we need to first understand the web of interrelations that create complex problems and rethink our assumptions about how

The New Work of the Nonprofit Board

Is your board adding value or simply wasting its members'

The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle

Nonprofits so hungry for decent infrastructure can barely function as organizations—let alone serve their beneficiaries. To break the nonprofit starvation cycle, funders must take the

Twelve Principles of Governance That Power Exceptional Boards

The following twelve principles offer chief executives a description of an empowered board that is a strategic asset to be leveraged. They provide board members with a vision of what is possible and a way to add lasting value to the organization

Washington State Leadership Scan

The Statewide Capacity Collaborative (SCC) is a partnership effort among funders to invest, align and pool resources to build the capacity of the nonprofit ecosystem in Washington State.

In 2015, the SCC commissioned a leadership scan of

What is Advocacy?

This fact sheet offers a look at how advocacy is defined, what kinds of activities comprise advocacy work, and what kinds of advocacy projects several tax-exempt groups are currently

Advocacy

ACT! Quick Advocacy Capacity Tool

ACT! Quick is a short version of Alliance for Justice’s Advocacy Capacity Tool (ACT) found at www.bolderadvocacy.org/act.
ACT! Quick is designed to:

Provide a quick diagnosis of the strengths and gaps in organizations’ knowledge, skills, and

Being a Player

A Guide to IRS Rules for Nonprofit

Conservation 101

A Guide To Land & Water Protection in the US: Clarifying and decoding the "alphabet soup" of Agency names and acronyms, Federal lands' protective designations, methods of private land conservation, and core environmental

Everyday Advocacy Toolkit

Provides resources to nonprofit leaders about ways to advance their missions through everyday

Grantcraft

Advocacy Funding: The Philanthropy of Changing Minds is a great resource every one of your trustees should

Office of Homeless Youth 2016 Report

In every county across Washington state, there are youth and young adults struggling to find a safe, stable place to call home. This is unacceptable.

That’s why we are thrilled about the release of the Department of Commerce’s Office of Homeless

One Night Count 2015

10,047 people slept outside in King County overnight January 22-23,

Opening Doors

Presented to the Office of the President and Congress on June 22, 2010 and revised in 2015, Opening Doors is the nation’s first comprehensive Federal strategy to prevent and end

Outdoor Afro's Rue Mapp in the Arctic

Rue Mapp, founder of Foundation grantee Outdoor Afro, talks about the importance of the Arctic Refuge to all people and all of our relationship to

Progress Index

Measuring Shared Prosperity in Washington

Public Policy Checklist

Policy change requires different solutiuons for different probelms.

WLIHA’s board testimony

Imagine if we could leverage the connections and credibility of more than 10,000 board members in Washignton Stare to help get good legislation passed. In June 2015, The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance did just that. Several board members

Fundraising

A Donor Bill of Rights

To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have

AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) exists to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals and the profession, to promote high ethical behavior in the fundraising profession and to preserve and enhance philanthropy

Case for Support Outline

Annual Case for Support Outline: What your donors need to know about you...and will need to know every

Catalytic Philanthropy

Despite spending vast amounts of money and helping to create the world’s largest nonprofit sector, philanthropists have fallen far short of solving America’s most pressing problems. What the nation needs is “catalytic philanthropy”—a new approach

Create a Philanthropic Culture in Your Nonprofit

While all nonprofits depend to some extent on philanthropic support, not all are successful at raising funds. The primary difference is the presence, or adsence, of a philanthropic

Creating High-Impact Nonprofits

Conventional wisdom says that scaling social innovation starts with strengthening internal management capabilities. This study of 12 high-impact nonprofits, however, shows that real social change happens when organizations go outside their own walls

Donor Centered Fundraising

Based on the research and principles of Penelope Burk: Donor Centered Fundraising -- Penelope Burk, Cygnus Applied Research,

Major Gifts Survival Kit

Fundraising is art AND science. The following tip-sheets and samples are designed to help demystify the key elements of any successful major gift program’s survival

The New Work of the Nonprofit Board

Is your board adding value or simply wasting its members'

Twelve Principles of Governance That Power Exceptional Boards

The following twelve principles offer chief executives a description of an empowered board that is a strategic asset to be leveraged. They provide board members with a vision of what is possible and a way to add lasting value to the organization

What is Advocacy?

This fact sheet offers a look at how advocacy is defined, what kinds of activities comprise advocacy work, and what kinds of advocacy projects several tax-exempt groups are currently