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  • Do You Have an Umbrella? It's Going to Rain

    Do You Have an Umbrella? It's Going to Rain

    Rainy days are inevitable. Find your "umbrella" by not only planning through changes, but learning how to be ready for the unexpected.

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  • Staying Grounded in a Pandemic: Tips from the Foundant Team

    Staying Grounded in a Pandemic: Tips from the Foundant Team

    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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  • Agile in Nonprofits Interview with Solomon Belette

    Agile in Nonprofits Interview with Solomon Belette

    Learning more about the importance and application of agility can increase effectiveness and efficiency in nonprofit efforts. This is something to keep in mind when strategizing for 2021.

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  • 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.

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  • Normal Is As Normal Does

    Normal Is As Normal Does

    As day to day life was turned upside down, now is the time to consider what the new normal will eventually become and how to prepare for it.

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  • Grantmakers: Listening Leads to Resilient Philanthropy

    Grantmakers: Listening Leads to Resilient Philanthropy

    Listening is the key to improving your relationships, your processes, and your organization's resilience.

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  • In 2021, Choose Kind

    In 2021, Choose Kind

    After a year like 2020, take time to reflect and improve daily life through a single choice: to be kind.

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  • 4 Ways Software Enables Agile Philanthropy

    4 Ways Software Enables Agile Philanthropy

    Software enables you to do more with less. Removing the burden of "perfection" is a sure way to boost morale and allow your staff to focus on human connections and the work that fires them up.

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  • The Logic Behind Logic Models

    The Logic Behind Logic Models

    Logic models can make anyone want to run in the opposite direction. However, learning more about the roles and benefits of logic models can lead to it becoming a key tool in any nonprofit.

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  • Using Sprints in Nonprofits

    Using Sprints in Nonprofits

    Setting a cadence for scheduled improvements in an organization can be tricky. This interview from Agile in Nonprofits details the experiences & benefits nonprofits have gained from the Sprint method.

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  • Agile Philanthropy and the Pillars of SAFe

    Agile Philanthropy and the Pillars of SAFe

    An agile mindset can be applied to any organization, team, or set of processes. Perhaps most fitting is the idea of Agile Philanthropy. Read on to learn about the 4 pillars of SAFe.

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  • A Success Story: Founding a Nonprofit Using the Scrum Framework

    A Success Story: Founding a Nonprofit Using the Scrum Framework

    The Scrum framework is a powerful tool that can benefit any organization. The story of the New Bohemian Innovation Collaborative's beginnings is the perfect example.

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  • Releases in Nonprofits

    Releases in Nonprofits

    Learn from Beth Tuttle of SMU DataArts experience how the Agile and Scrum frameworks can improve an organization. All it takes is one project and the benefits can spread from there!

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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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  • You Know it's Time for a Grant Management System When...

    You Know it's Time for a Grant Management System When...

    It's always good to keep an eye on how efficient your organization is and what improvements can be made. Grant management systems can take your funding processes to a whole new level!

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  • How Universal Application Helps Create Super Scholarship Programs

    How Universal Application Helps Create Super Scholarship Programs

    Managing high volumes of scholarships can be a major undertaking. Applying for them can be just as stressful. Using a Universal Application for your scholarship funds can help simplify this process.

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  • Using Data to Increase Impact

    Using Data to Increase Impact

    Your organization already has the data, learn how to transform it into a usable format that'll increase the impact on the community.

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  • Framing Data to Tell Your Story

    Framing Data to Tell Your Story

    What better way to relate the importance of the programs you’ve supported and the lives affected by your grantmaking than through storytelling?

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  • How to Create COVID-19 Adapted Programs

    How to Create COVID-19 Adapted Programs

    Do you need to pivot your programs due to recent changes? What does it means to adapt your community programs and tell your ‘COVID-19 updated’ impact story to funders?

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  • Looking Outside the Application

    Looking Outside the Application

    How does a funder learn more about your organization - beyond your application? There’s a reason they ask for your website, social media handles and more on the application.

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