Foundant Blog

Foundant Technologies' Blog on Philanthropy and Technology

  • 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!

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • ×

    Get the latest from the Foundant blog sent to your inbox once a month!

    Thank you for subscribing!
    Error - something went wrong!
  • [Guest Post] Should I Hire A Grant Writing Consultant?

    [Guest Post] Should I Hire A Grant Writing Consultant?

    Many nonprofits look to an outside grant writing consultant to help them pursue funding from government entities and foundations. An expert grant writer can certainly be the secret sauce you need to g

    Read Article
  • [Repost] Pitfalls in Grantmaking

    [Repost] Pitfalls in Grantmaking

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

    Read Article
  • [Guest Post] Soliciting Grantee Feedback: A Benefit to Both Sides

    [Guest Post] Soliciting Grantee Feedback: A Benefit to Both Sides

    To best help the nonprofit organizations that we say we wish to serve, foundations must be prepared to invite open, honest feedback, consider it carefully, and communicate findings and decisions.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • “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?

    Read Article
  • 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.

    Read Article
  • 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...

    Read Article
  • 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

    Read Article
  • 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

    Read Article
  • Becoming the "MacGyver" of Grants

    Becoming the "MacGyver" of Grants

    For any grant professional, a key strength is being resourceful. Remember that you have access to two primary types of resources – external and internal.

    Read Article
  • Great Service Makes the World Go Round

    Great Service Makes the World Go Round

    Customer service shouldn’t be undervalued. The personal relationships built by providing exceptional service can become an integral part of any purchase decision.

    Read Article
  • Spreading the Grantseeking Love: 5 Positive Changes, 5 Gifts for You

    Spreading the Grantseeking Love: 5 Positive Changes, 5 Gifts for You

    While not all change is perfect there have been numerous positive events and changes that have enhanced our work as grant professionals.

    Read Article
  • From Chaos to Client Success: A Grant Manager Story

    From Chaos to Client Success: A Grant Manager Story

    Community foundations are established to serve the people in their geographic region, but many don’t have competitive grant processes for local nonprofits. And the community foundations that do may h

    Read Article
  • ×

    Get the latest from the Foundant blog sent to your inbox once a month!

    Thank you for subscribing!
    Error - something went wrong!
  • Celebrating April with Time, Trees, and Treasures

    Celebrating April with Time, Trees, and Treasures

    To show our appreciation and joy for being able to work in this sector, we are giving time, trees, and treasure back to the philanthropic community!

    Read Article
  • [Guest Post] GPA Member Benefits are Endless

    [Guest Post] GPA Member Benefits are Endless

    The GPA member benefits are endless. My membership has allowed me to create relationships with business professionals in the community to include other nonprofit associations and businesses.

    Read Article
  • [Guest Post] Evaluating Your Fundraising Grants Management Program

    [Guest Post] Evaluating Your Fundraising Grants Management Program

    The many factors that affect grant writing success are incredibly diverse. They include such things as the reputation and professionalism of the organization; the quality of the program or evaluation.

    Read Article
  • loading
    Loading More...