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  • 7 Fundraising Strategies for Up-and-Coming Organizations

    7 Fundraising Strategies for Up-and-Coming Organizations

    Fundraising can be difficult to get started with, especially as a new nonprofit organization. Check out these key strategies for boosting your startup funding!

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  • Full-Cost Funding Progress at a Glacial Pace

    Full-Cost Funding Progress at a Glacial Pace

    Full-cost funding argues that by failing to cover indirect costs in grant-funded programs, grantmakers weaken the infrastructure of nonprofits and erode their capacity to fulfill their mission.

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  • Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset: Part 2

    Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset: Part 2

    Dive into using the Agile Mindset to know when you need to pivot, and Foundant’s experience shifting gears in the midst of COVID-19.

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  • Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset: Part 1

    Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset: Part 1

    Agility is important for philanthropic organizations when things are constant and it’s business as usual, it's essential when the plan must change as it has for so many organizations through COVID-19.

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  • Recommendations to Grantmakers (and Grantseekers) on COVID-19 Response

    Recommendations to Grantmakers (and Grantseekers) on COVID-19 Response

    As grantmakers and grantseekers navigate the upcoming challenges together, there are things that both sides of the funding equation can do to foster stronger funding partnerships.

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  • 12 Ways to Give While Social Distancing: A Philanthropy Kit for Kids and Families During COVID-19

    12 Ways to Give While Social Distancing: A Philanthropy Kit for Kids and Families During COVID-19

    As you look for ways to keep children engaged and hopeful at home, you may wonder how to use this time as a teaching moment—one in which you can share your values of generosity and gratitude.

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  • Navigating Uncertain Times: How Funders Can Support their Grantees

    Navigating Uncertain Times: How Funders Can Support their Grantees

    If you're a funder wondering how to can best support grantees and communities, start by asking grantees three questions. We see emergency grants as a way to start a conversation with grantees.

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  • Finding New Grants During Crisis: Tips for First-Time Grant Seekers

    Finding New Grants During Crisis: Tips for First-Time Grant Seekers

    If you don't have active grant funders to call upon, you still need an emergency course of action. Follow these immediate steps to put your organization in a position to begin getting grants.

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  • 3 Reasons Why 2020 is THE Year to Apply for Grant Funding

    3 Reasons Why 2020 is THE Year to Apply for Grant Funding

    Despite the economy in turmoil, there is ONE thing every nonprofit professional should do in 2020: get started or increase their efforts to find and obtain grant funding.

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  • Emergency Grants from Donor-Advised Funds: What Nonprofits Should Do During the COVID-19 Crisis

    Emergency Grants from Donor-Advised Funds: What Nonprofits Should Do During the COVID-19 Crisis

    To protect and secure grant revenues during the COVID-19 crisis, the most important first step that nonprofits should take is communicating with existing grant funders and not overlooking DAFS.

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  • COVID-19 Concerns in Donor Management: Session 1 (April 1st, 2020)

    COVID-19 Concerns in Donor Management: Session 1 (April 1st, 2020)

    Learn first-hand how your peers are dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic and put some of their experience to work for you.

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  • Emergency Grantseeking: Three Ways to Engage the Help of Grantmakers in the COVID-19 Crisis

    Emergency Grantseeking: Three Ways to Engage the Help of Grantmakers in the COVID-19 Crisis

    The nonprofit sector is struggling through the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis. These certainly do feel like dark times. But like a beacon in the night, foundations are stepping forward to help.

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  • COVID-19 Concerns in day-to-day Accounting Functions: Real Talk from Funders (March 26, 2020)

    COVID-19 Concerns in day-to-day Accounting Functions: Real Talk from Funders (March 26, 2020)

    Funders from our philanthropic community joined the Coffee Talk: Covid-19 Concerns in day-to-day accounting functions to share resources, experiences, and creative solutions.

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  • COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management: Real Talk from Funders (March 25, 2020)

    COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management: Real Talk from Funders (March 25, 2020)

    Scholarship Providers from our philanthropic community joined the Coffee Talk: Covid-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management to share resources, experiences, and creative solutions.

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  • Foundant: COVID-19 Funding Data

    Foundant: COVID-19 Funding Data

    Foundant has released a new System Question to track funding related to COVID-19. The field in GLM, SLM, & CommunitySuite will allow us to identify and normalize the data in the future.

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  • COVID-19: Grantseeker and Nonprofit Resources

    COVID-19: Grantseeker and Nonprofit Resources

    Together, we can make a difference. Find resources from Foundant's partners and client community. Check back often, we'll keep this list updated!

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  • COVID-19 Concerns in Grantmaking: Real Talk from Funders (March 18, 2020)

    COVID-19 Concerns in Grantmaking: Real Talk from Funders (March 18, 2020)

    Learn first-hand how your peers are dealing with the Coronavirus Pandemic and put some of their experience to work for you.

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  • COVID-19: Partner Resources

    COVID-19: Partner Resources

    Our partners work hard every day to offer the resources philanthropy needs - that's doubly true in times of crisis. Find out what our partners in philanthropy are sharing here.

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  • COVID-19 Coronavirus

    COVID-19 Coronavirus

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  • COVID-19: Resources from the Field

    COVID-19: Resources from the Field

    As our daily lives and the world at large adjusts to a “new normal,” the philanthropic community has (as always) rallied around one another to offer support.

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