Capacity Building

  • Capacity problems? Interns to the rescue!

    Capacity problems? Interns to the rescue!

    As your organization grows and opportunities become more numerous, capacity problems will make themselves known. This is true in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

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  • Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset0:00

    Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset

    Today’s world requires us to be responsive to changing needs - shifting from an original plan to plan B, C, and sometimes even D. At Foundant, we’ve worked to implement Agile Methodologies.

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  • Adopting New Technology

    Adopting New Technology

    Learning new technology and incorporating it into your work is an adventure. New technology can be exciting, but it also means change and, as everyone knows change can be hard as well as risky.

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  • Grow Your Grant Capacity1:03:27

    Grow Your Grant Capacity

    As a grantseeker, you have a limited amount of time and resources to spend pursuing grant funding. Working smarter, not harder, is the key to creatively growing your grant capacity.

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  • Agile Philanthropy: An Organizational Mindset1:09:50

    Agile Philanthropy: An Organizational Mindset

    This webinar presentation features Chris Staib, Founder of Agile Slopes and our Agile Trainer, who shares how philanthropic organizations can use the agile methodology.

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  • Agile Mindset: Resources to Move Forward

    Agile Mindset: Resources to Move Forward

    A getting started guide to an Agile Mindset for your organization.

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Being an Agile Leader In Your Nonprofit (Regardless of Your Title)

    Being an Agile Leader In Your Nonprofit (Regardless of Your Title)

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  • Grants Coffee Talk: Non-monetary Grantmaking and Assistance52:27

    Grants Coffee Talk: Non-monetary Grantmaking and Assistance

    A recent emphasis has been put on providing assistance intended to build a nonprofit’s internal capacity. Listen to your peers share experiences in the what, why, and how of non-monetary grantmaking.

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  • Rethinking Your Scholarships59:29

    Rethinking Your Scholarships

    Learn about the changes one foundation has made based off of student, fund holder, and committee member feedback, what’s to come for the foundation, and how to start rethinking your scholarships!

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  • Successful Onboarding: The most important step to building your team

    Successful Onboarding: The most important step to building your team

    One of the most impactful components of a team member’s successful onboarding comes days, months, or even years before the employee steps through your doors.

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  • Using an Agile Framework to Win More Grants1:08:53

    Using an Agile Framework to Win More Grants

    This on-demand webinar helps grant professionals learn how to utilize Scrum in creating your grant plan for the year, how to manage large grant applications, and how to facilitate your grant team.

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  • Building a Winning Grants Team

    Building a Winning Grants Team

    As grant professionals, we all need the support of a team. But how do you start?

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  • Gearing Up for Capacity

    Gearing Up for Capacity

    Are you looking for ways to gear up for your capacity building efforts? Look no further. Check out this quintessential checklist to capacity building success!”

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  • Supporting Capacity: 6 Tips to Elevate Your Grant Funded Partners

    Supporting Capacity: 6 Tips to Elevate Your Grant Funded Partners

    While serving as a grantmaker gives wonderful perspective and insight for when sitting on the grantseeking side of the table, it also gives me unique perspective and ideas on ways grantmakers could...

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  • On Philanthropy: What's Changed

    On Philanthropy: What's Changed

    Overall, we've seen a call for greater transparency & accountability in the sector. Change in the types of relationships & expectations has been the biggest influencers on how philanthropy has changed

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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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