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  • On Philanthropy: What's Changed?

    On Philanthropy: What's Changed?

    While the pressures of change may continue to present challenges, if we have learned anything, it is that knowledge, information and working toward shared goals can help.

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  • Q&A: Tracking Impacts and Outcomes

    Q&A: Tracking Impacts and Outcomes

    Real-world #PhilanthropyExperience from your peers. What do impacts and outcomes mean to you? What has been your most successful way(s) to measure the impact of your grantmaking?

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  • The Philanthropy Experience

    The Philanthropy Experience

    A year ago we hatched an idea. Could we gather our community of grantmakers and grantseekers to leverage their collective experience, knowledge, and advice? We surveyed our community and…

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  • Scholarship Planning: What worked, what didn’t, and how to move forward.

    Scholarship Planning: What worked, what didn’t, and how to move forward.

    Action is where the change happens. A well thought out action is what makes the next cycle smoother. Consider the following solutions to alleviate pain points...

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  • Funding and Evaluation Infographic

    Funding and Evaluation Infographic

    Understanding roles can help you hone in on which "measuring stick" you need to use in order to better track funding outcomes.

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  • Re-imagine Your Grant Proposals1:33:14

    Re-imagine Your Grant Proposals

    Learn to re-imagine how you present basic documents such as your budget, organizational description, and board and staff bios so they add significant credibility to your request.

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  • Project Management Is About People, Not Projects

    Project Management Is About People, Not Projects

    I bet that your daily workload encompasses far more tasks than what is listed in your job description. How do we do everything, and do it well?

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  • Productivity and Balance: Tips from Foundant

    Productivity and Balance: Tips from Foundant

    Work life balance is, well, a balancing act. Here are a few ways we, at Foundant keep ourselves feeling energized and productive during the day, both inside and outside of the office!

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  • Fraud Prevention: Focus on What's in Your Control

    Fraud Prevention: Focus on What's in Your Control

    Fraud is a buzzword no one particularly enjoys talking about. The word itself carries a negative connotation for all the obvious reasons and many organizations completely avoid the subject.

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  • Should I Hire A Grant Writing Consultant?

    Should I Hire A Grant Writing Consultant?

    |GUEST POST| Many nonprofits look to an outside grant writing consultant to help them pursue funding from government entities and foundations.

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  • Building the “Total Value” Proposal Budget: A step-by-step framework for thinking differently about what it takes to do the work we do.0:00

    Building the “Total Value” Proposal Budget: A step-by-step framework for thinking differently about what it takes to do the work we do.

    An A+ proposal budget provides an honest, complete, and clear picture of the total value of everything it takes to do our work successfully.

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  • Entry Points to Philanthropy59:29

    Entry Points to Philanthropy

    Engagement in philanthropy contributes to 22-40 developmental assets®. How are you engaging the next generations? Learn about these benefits and different entry points and models for engagement.

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  • Entry Points to Philanthropy59:29

    Entry Points to Philanthropy

    Engagement in philanthropy contributes to 22-40 developmental assets®. How are you engaging the next generations? Learn about these benefits and different entry points and models for engagement.

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  • Pitfalls in Grantmaking

    Pitfalls in Grantmaking

    |GUEST POST| It’s difficult to navigate all the grantmaking Do’s and Don’ts when trying to balance budgets, grantee relationships, & grant cycles. Take a tip from your peers and avoid these pitfalls

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  • Soliciting Grantee Feedback: A Benefit to Both Sides

    Soliciting Grantee Feedback: A Benefit to Both Sides

    | GUEST POST | To best help the nonprofit organizations that we say we wish to serve, foundations must be prepared to invite open, honest feedback, and communicate findings & decision

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  • How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 2: Regular Season

    How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 2: Regular Season

    Now that you’ve had a successful Spring Training and have signed on all the right players for your grants team, let’s strategize for success during the regular season.

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  • My Migration Adventure

    My Migration Adventure

    Knowing your People, Processes, Product, and Project Management when you’re making a system change will (without a doubt) make your migration and implementation easier and more successful.

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  • Grantmakers! Help grantees tackle success with the right gear.

    Grantmakers! Help grantees tackle success with the right gear.

    Help comes in a variety of forms, and while it is easy to jump to what seems the quickest and easiest, there may be better long-term solutions.

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  • Tips for Telling (and Selling!) Your Story in Grant Applications1:03:04

    Tips for Telling (and Selling!) Your Story in Grant Applications

    Storytelling is not only a key to successful fundraising efforts with individual donors. Storytelling is a key element for successful grant writing as well.

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  • “Field of Dreams” or How to Build a Winning Grants Team

    “Field of Dreams” or How to Build a Winning Grants Team

    As grant professionals, we all need the support of a team. So how do you start? How many people do you want or need on your grants team? What tools and strategies can you use to build your team?

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