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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can You Identify Burnout?

    Can You Identify Burnout?

    Whether it is long-term persistent stress or short-term high stress, burnout leads to feelings of hopelessness, loss of motivation, & exhaustion. Identifying burnout in yourself is the key for change.

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  • Staying on Top of Federal Trends

    Staying on Top of Federal Trends

    In order to be successful in your pursuit of federal funding - you need to do some homework. This includes keeping up with federal government trends.

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  • 5 Reasons to Love Writing Reports

    5 Reasons to Love Writing Reports

    Writing reports to funders is an opportunity to say something meaningful. Take the time to cultivate a stronger relationship with your funder and lay the groundwork for future funding requests.

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  • Supporting Youth and Next-gen Philanthropy: How to Get Started

    Supporting Youth and Next-gen Philanthropy: How to Get Started

    Bringing the next generation into the fold is a natural progression for many family philanthropies. Hear from Jen Crino of NCFP on engaging the next-gen and next steps as you work to involve youth.

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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 aligns with Foundant’s core values. In order to respect people and culture when a new initiative is defined a pivot is needed.

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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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  • Community Engagement Boosts Grant Success?

    Community Engagement Boosts Grant Success?

    Hyper-involved nonprofits understand the challenges and hopes of the community. If your nonprofit needs more robust local connections, here are a few thoughts to consider.

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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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