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Grants Coffee Talk: Nonprofit Due Diligence and Supporting Documents
Learn the importance and variety of methods for performing nonprofit due diligence in grantmaking, what documents your peers are collecting, and how they’re using them to better their grantmaking!
Streamline Data Collection to Improve Evaluation
Learn why quality data is critical, where to find it, how to effectively communicate the information you need, and how to make better decisions in your grantmaking process.
Donor Management Coffee Talk: Legacy / Planned Giving (Part 2)
This second installment of the Legacy / Planned Giving discussion webinar focuses on the Donor Relations and Donor Engagement perspective.
Funder Styles: Connecting Purpose to Evaluation
Measurement and evaluation are important, but can be daunting if you're not clear about what you are tracking or how you would like to track it.
Connecting Your Grantmaking Purpose to Your Measurement and Evaluation Efforts
How do your mission and vision (or purpose) comprise your grantmaking strategy and style - and what does that mean for how you communicate with your grantees around impact? Find out now.
Scholarship Provider Coffee Talk: Universal Application and Communication
As scholarship providers we balance the needs of many different groups. In this Coffee talk we walk through what we have heard, what we have experienced, and how Universal Apps can help everyone.
Notes from the Field: Three Foundant Clients Share their Experiences in Evaluation and Learning
Foundant CSM, E.C. Byrnes, follows up her article Funders, Take a tip from Michaelangelo, by sharing three client's perspectives on what evaluation and learning mean to their organizations.
Finance Coffee Talk: Legacy / Planned Giving (Part 1)
Use this group discussion between community foundation finance peers around Legacy / Planned Giving to leverage your industry network and learn how others have responded to a variety of topics.
People Helping People Help People Helping People
Client services interns at Foundant technologies are committed to helping people. The people they help are members of the philanthropic community (i.e. community foundations, grantmakers, grantseekers
Donor Management Coffee Talk: Relationship Engagement and Fundraising
Learn from your peers about what metrics they report to their board, what their best donor stewardship strategy is, and what their biggest obstacles for successful donor relations and fundraising are.
Technology ROI for Community Foundations
Community foundations bring together resources to improve the lives of all. They work to solve community problems, support nonprofits, and help individuals learn to be impactful donors.
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Using Social Change to Further Your Mission
As a community foundation, it’s important to understand how to best utilize social change forces to further your mission. Learn the difference between old power and new power - and when to use each.
Finance Coffee Talk: 2018 Tax Code
This finance discussion is led by your community foundation finance peers around the 2018 new tax code and accounting guidance. Leverage your industry network to learn how others have responded.
Guide: Maximize Your Data Collection Efforts
Information overload is a risk as grantmakers & grantseekers navigate their roles as collectors, analyzers, or users of data. Finding out how others are doing it is key to setting your own strategy.
Working as a Team: Tips for Successfully Managing Change
What needs to change? Do you simply need to set a more efficient process in place for staff to follow? Or do you need to evaluate technology options to help you become more efficient?
Donor Management Coffee Talk: Development and Donor Relations (Part 2)
This on-demand group discussion with your community peers discusses a variety of topics about donor relations and fundraising. Leverage your industry network to understand challenges and solutions.
The Funder’s Role in Collecting, Tracking, and Using Data
This on-demand webinar focuses on the funder’s role in collecting, tracking, and using data from the real-world perspective of three Foundant clients in a funder role.
Measuring Impacts and Outcomes
In this on-demand webinar, learn the strategies funders use to create impact, determine where you fit it in the process, and take steps to ensure your organization is measuring results effectively.
Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude: Why Giving Back is Our Culture
Workplaces that encompass a culture of appreciation, positive energy, and a sense of value give organizations purpose, direction, and a standard of behavior that motivates teams to aspire to greatness