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  • How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 3: Post & Off Season

    How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 3: Post & Off Season

    Are you ready to ‘Go the distance’? After wrapping up Spring Training and having a successful Regular Season you’re more than ready to enter Post Season and eventually transition into the Off Season.

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  • Understand your audiences by discovering your own Social Impact Culture Type

    Understand your audiences by discovering your own Social Impact Culture Type

    GUEST POST | Discovering your own Social Impact Personality Type will inspire you to focus on today’s social impact culture mindset. Dive in to gain an idea of your Social Impact Culture Type!

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  • Data Traps: Breaking Free

    Data Traps: Breaking Free

    Dealing with data leaving you overwhelmed? Here is our list of common data traps and how you can break free of them.

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  • Simple Steps to Write an Executive Summary

    Simple Steps to Write an Executive Summary

    A well-written executive summary can arguably be the most important element of the proposal. Check out these simple steps to creating an executive summary that is clear, concise, and persuasive.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • “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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  • Grant writing isn't a creative writing exercise, but. . .

    Grant writing isn't a creative writing exercise, but. . .

    To connect the reviewer for the grantmaking organization to the proposed work, it is important that they understand the larger story of the work you are doing.

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  • Supporting Capacity: 6 Tips to Elevate Your Grant Funded Partners

    Supporting Capacity: 6 Tips to Elevate Your Grant Funded Partners

    While serving as a grantmaker gives wonderful perspective and insight for when sitting on the grantseeking side of the table, it also gives me unique perspective and ideas on ways grantmakers could...

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  • The (right) picture is worth 1,000 words

    The (right) picture is worth 1,000 words

    Data Visualization is a broad topic and a buzzword that can mean a lot of things. . . and can often be misconstrued or misunderstood. If you want even better retention, consider data visualization

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  • Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude: Why Giving Back is Our Culture

    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

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