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  • Community Foundations as Conveners

    Community Foundations as Conveners

    Sometimes we focus so much on the “better” we forget that it starts with “we.” Connecting with and using the network of communities the philanthropic sector has is one your best tools for success.

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  • Promoting a Capacity-Building Campaign: Overview and 4 Tips

    Promoting a Capacity-Building Campaign: Overview and 4 Tips

    Capacity-building campaigns allow growing nonprofits to scale up their operations whenever the time is right, but they do require careful communication.

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  • Turn Your Nonprofit Website into a Fundraising Tool: 5 Tips

    Turn Your Nonprofit Website into a Fundraising Tool: 5 Tips

    How can your website act as a valuable nonprofit tool and increase fundraising for your organization? Don’t miss out on these 5 website tips and increase ROI!

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  • How to Engage the Right Person, at the Right Time, In the Right Way: A Framework

    How to Engage the Right Person, at the Right Time, In the Right Way: A Framework

    Scaling your fundraising efforts are the key to effectively managing your donor relationships AND your organizational mission activities.

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  • Resilient Philanthropy: Community Foundations as Conveners

    Resilient Philanthropy: Community Foundations as Conveners

    Hear from four participants of the PPREP Cohort on how their cohort was started, what they have worked together to accomplish, and how PPREP has impacted both the past and future.

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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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  • Be a Hero in Student Stories

    Be a Hero in Student Stories

    Like ripples in a pond, our impact goes far beyond our original intention. We are heroes in our students' stories.

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  • Navigating Philanthropy Through Community: Compass Community Story Part 2

    Navigating Philanthropy Through Community: Compass Community Story Part 2

    Compass is a convenient space for year-round collaboration and networking. Hear how Compass has given members a deeper connection with the philanthropic sector.

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  • Nonprofit Resiliency Through Collaborative Education

    Nonprofit Resiliency Through Collaborative Education

    The Gifford Foundation and consulting partners have worked together to build educational initiatives that further the goals of the foundation and their community - creating organizational resilience.

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  • Grant Funding: An Evolving View of Impact and Sustainability

    Grant Funding: An Evolving View of Impact and Sustainability

    Measuring short-term results helps to keep programs on track. It's time to take a deeper look into how we evaluate our service and impact.

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  • Community Rooted in Philanthropy: Compass Community Story Part 1

    Community Rooted in Philanthropy: Compass Community Story Part 1

    Building and relying on community is what philanthropy is all about. Learn how this plays into the success of Compass, our online community for the philanthropic sector.

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  • Giving Days: Bringing Strength and Awareness to Communities

    Giving Days: Bringing Strength and Awareness to Communities

    Each year, spring heralds giving day events around the country. While community events come in all shapes and sizes, the giving day model is an effective way to educate and engage the public.

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  • 3 Tips for Using E-Learning to Train Your Nonprofit Staff

    3 Tips for Using E-Learning to Train Your Nonprofit Staff

    Using e-learning to train your nonprofit’s staff isn’t as simple as creating generic PowerPoints. Explore these three tips for creating effective courses.

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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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  • How Technology Supports Resilient Philanthropy

    How Technology Supports Resilient Philanthropy

    Technology is not simply a ready-made solution. It can elevate your message, your organization, and your resilience.

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  • Strengthening Your Resilience as a Nonprofit Professional

    Strengthening Your Resilience as a Nonprofit Professional

    Resiliency is the ability to carry on with hopefulness despite adversity. Find out how to fully integrate this mindset into your organization.

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  • Leveraging Tech: Prepare. Seek. Begin.

    Leveraging Tech: Prepare. Seek. Begin.

    Don’t ask, “What can technology do for me?” Instead ask, “How can I leverage technology to become more resilient?” The right solution should be an extension of your knowledge, talents, and passion.

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  • Becoming the "MacGyver" of Grants

    Becoming the "MacGyver" of Grants

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

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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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