Overall, we've seen a call for greater transparency and accountability in the sector. Change in the types of relationships and expectations has been the biggest influencers on how philanthropy has changed.
While serving as a grantmaker gives wonderful perspective and insight for when sitting on the grantseeking ...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
This webinar presentation features Chris Staib, Founder of Agile Slopes and our Agile Trainer, who shares how philanthropic organizations can use the agile methodology.
A getting started guide to an Agile Mindset for your organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
As grant professionals, we all need the support of a team. But how do you start?
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!”
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...
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?
The dynamic relationship between a funder and their grantees is one worth investing in. Here is some (research based) nuggets of wisdom on funder and grantee relationships.