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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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  • Working from home: Tips from Foundant’s remote workforce

    Working from home: Tips from Foundant’s remote workforce

    Working remote can be a challenge if you’re not used to it. Consider some of these tips from our own remote workforce as you make this change.

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  • Foundant's Response to COVID-19

    Foundant's Response to COVID-19

    Foundant is taking the steps necessary to help each of you help your communities. We are reaching out to connect and share our commitment to you as you navigate a new reality.

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  • COVID-19: Our Response as Funders

    COVID-19: Our Response as Funders

    As another week unfolds and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate headlines and impact the world economy, we in the giving sector are in no way immune from its impact.

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  • Market Volatility in the Face of COVID-19

    Market Volatility in the Face of COVID-19

    Conceptual problems for us (how this will impact the portfolio’s long-term value) are an immediate crisis for grantees (how to keep operating this month).

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  • Data Governance v. Data Management

    Data Governance v. Data Management

    Supported sound data allows your organization to trust the information you capture. This information can then be used to increase engagement among supporters and secure additional funding.

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  • Successful Onboarding: The most important step to building your team

    Successful Onboarding: The most important step to building your team

    One of the most impactful components of a team member’s successful onboarding comes days, months, or even years before the employee steps through your doors.

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  • Preparing for a Conversation with a Program Officer

    Preparing for a Conversation with a Program Officer

    Whether you are new to grant writing, or you have been doing it for years, a critical part of your success lies in the relationships that you establish with the foundations to which you are applying.

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  • Demographics Data and You: Tools to Inform Your Grantmaking

    Demographics Data and You: Tools to Inform Your Grantmaking

    Every funder reading this has the same problem: There’s too much need in the communities you serve and not enough money to fund everything. That prompts the question: how do you know what to fund?

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  • Successful Site Visits: 7 Tips from Funders

    Successful Site Visits: 7 Tips from Funders

    A site visit may be the single event that can make or break an organization’s chance at receiving funding. We have interviewed the funders to ask what THEY expect from a site visit.

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  • Deep Dive or Just Passing Through? Travel Planning as a Model for Metrics

    Deep Dive or Just Passing Through? Travel Planning as a Model for Metrics

    Just like there is no one single winter getaway that would suit everyone, there is no one winning way to track multiple outcomes across diverse organizations.

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  • The LOI: Is it Right for My Organization?

    The LOI: Is it Right for My Organization?

    Using systems of discernment helps to ensure only grantseekers with the best chance of receiving funding will submit the full set of requirements.

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