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  • Data Security: Partnerships and Practices for a Successful Quest

    Data Security: Partnerships and Practices for a Successful Quest

    Security never takes a summer holiday. Learn how you can protect your data security and about our approach at Foundant, starting with SOC 2 Type 2 Certification.

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  • Building Student Resilience into Scholarship Program Management

    Building Student Resilience into Scholarship Program Management

    Small changes in scholarship program administration can make a big difference in meeting student needs. Read our latest blog for promising practices and ideas you can implement immediately.

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  • 4 Ways Nonprofit Accounting Differs from For-Profit

    4 Ways Nonprofit Accounting Differs from For-Profit

    Nonprofit accounting is very different from that of for-profits. Read on to uncover some of the major differences and why they matter for your organization.

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  • Getting Started on the Journey to Equity and Inclusion

    Getting Started on the Journey to Equity and Inclusion

    DEI is a journey to justice. Join us on this journey and learn along with us as we share idea-inspiring stories from Foundant clients showing up to do the work.

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  • Understanding Student Needs and Building Responsive, Resilient Support

    Understanding Student Needs and Building Responsive, Resilient Support

    Striving to meet students’ evolving needs? Check out our latest blog to read what one scholarship provider learned about supporting student resilience in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Resilient Life Hacks for Grantmakers

    Resilient Life Hacks for Grantmakers

    You’re passionate about your mission, but it isn’t your whole life. Here’s some straightforward advice from our grantmaker friends on a holistic approach to a better life.

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  • 4 Resilient Trends from the COVID Era that Philanthropy Can (and should) Maintain

    4 Resilient Trends from the COVID Era that Philanthropy Can (and should) Maintain

    COVID has impacted every person, community, and organization across the globe. Today, together, the world is grappling to find a new balance between the challenges and loss COVID has brought with adju

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  • Donor Management Amidst Disaster Response: A Path to Resilient Philanthropy

    Donor Management Amidst Disaster Response: A Path to Resilient Philanthropy

    Foundant’s Coffee Talk series connects peers in philanthropy through an online discussion format to facilitate real conversations that give insight into the various functions across the sector.

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  • NCFP and The Engaging Youth Retreat: A Recap

    NCFP and The Engaging Youth Retreat: A Recap

    Find out what best practices were discussed during NCFP's Engaging Youth Peer Network Retreat for engaging the next generation of philanthropy!

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  • Working as a Team: Tips for Successfully Managing Change

    Working as a Team: Tips for Successfully Managing Change

    What needs to change? Do you simply need to set a more efficient process in place for staff to follow? Or do you need to evaluate technology options to help you become more efficient?

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  • Advice from Grantmakers: Building Blocks for Resilience

    Advice from Grantmakers: Building Blocks for Resilience

    Those working in the philanthropic community are consistently asked to do more with less. The pressures of limited resources and increasing need create.

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  • The Gift of Feedback

    The Gift of Feedback

    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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  • 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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  • 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 in Disaster Management

    Resilient Philanthropy: Community Foundations in Disaster Management

    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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  • 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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