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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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  • 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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  • Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset: Part 3

    Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset: Part 3

    In agility the priority is “Respect for People and Culture,” which directly aligns with Foundant’s core values. In order to respect people and culture when a new initiative is defined a pivot is neede

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  • Nonprofit Expansion: 6 Signs You’re Financially Ready

    Nonprofit Expansion: 6 Signs You’re Financially Ready

    Many nonprofits have the goal of expansion. But how do you know if your nonprofit is ready? These 6 financial indicators will help you craft an expansion plan.

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  • 7 Fundraising Strategies for Up-and-Coming Organizations

    7 Fundraising Strategies for Up-and-Coming Organizations

    Fundraising can be difficult to get started with, especially as a new nonprofit organization. Check out these key strategies for boosting your startup funding!

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  • Full-Cost Funding Progress at a Glacial Pace

    Full-Cost Funding Progress at a Glacial Pace

    Full-cost funding argues that by failing to cover indirect costs in grant-funded programs, grantmakers weaken the infrastructure of nonprofits and erode their capacity to fulfill their mission.

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  • Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset: Part 2

    Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset: Part 2

    Dive into using the Agile Mindset to know when you need to pivot, and Foundant’s experience shifting gears in the midst of COVID-19.

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  • Do Your Part to Support Full-Cost Funding

    Do Your Part to Support Full-Cost Funding

    If your nonprofit doesn’t have a handle on indirect costs, now is the time to get organized. You must understand your organization’s indirect costs, in order to calculate full-cost program budgets.

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  • Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset: Part 1

    Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset: Part 1

    Agility is important for philanthropic organizations when things are constant and it’s business as usual, it's essential when the plan must change as it has for so many organizations through COVID-19.

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  • Who'll Read Your Grant Proposal?

    Who'll Read Your Grant Proposal?

    With such a huge range of possible readers, your grant proposal needs to communicate well to a diverse audience. Consider these types of readers:

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  • Recommendations to Grantmakers (and Grantseekers) on COVID-19 Response

    Recommendations to Grantmakers (and Grantseekers) on COVID-19 Response

    As grantmakers and grantseekers navigate the upcoming challenges together, there are things that both sides of the funding equation can do to foster stronger funding partnerships.

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  • 12 Ways to Give While Social Distancing: A Philanthropy Kit for Kids and Families During COVID-19

    12 Ways to Give While Social Distancing: A Philanthropy Kit for Kids and Families During COVID-19

    As you look for ways to keep children engaged and hopeful at home, you may wonder how to use this time as a teaching moment—one in which you can share your values of generosity and gratitude.

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  • Navigating Uncertain Times: How Funders Can Support their Grantees

    Navigating Uncertain Times: How Funders Can Support their Grantees

    If you're a funder wondering how to can best support grantees and communities, start by asking grantees three questions. We see emergency grants as a way to start a conversation with grantees.

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  • Finding New Grants During Crisis: Tips for First-Time Grant Seekers

    Finding New Grants During Crisis: Tips for First-Time Grant Seekers

    If you don't have active grant funders to call upon, you still need an emergency course of action. Follow these immediate steps to put your organization in a position to begin getting grants.

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  • 3 Reasons Why 2020 is THE Year to Apply for Grant Funding

    3 Reasons Why 2020 is THE Year to Apply for Grant Funding

    Despite the economy in turmoil, there is ONE thing every nonprofit professional should do in 2020: get started or increase their efforts to find and obtain grant funding.

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  • Emergency Grants from Donor-Advised Funds: What Nonprofits Should Do During the COVID-19 Crisis

    Emergency Grants from Donor-Advised Funds: What Nonprofits Should Do During the COVID-19 Crisis

    To protect and secure grant revenues during the COVID-19 crisis, the most important first step that nonprofits should take is communicating with existing grant funders and not overlooking DAFS.

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  • COVID-19 Concerns in Donor Management: Session 1 (April 1st, 2020)

    COVID-19 Concerns in Donor Management: Session 1 (April 1st, 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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  • 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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