Community Foundation Education

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  • Fundraised by Wolves? Grant Work Better Together

    Fundraised by Wolves? Grant Work Better Together

    Together, grantmakers and grantseekers can work cooperatively to generate good ideas and change the world. Here are some key issues that both can address in different ways, but to the same end.

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  • How Universal Application Helps Create Super Scholarship Programs

    How Universal Application Helps Create Super Scholarship Programs

    Managing high volumes of scholarships can be a major undertaking. Applying for them can be just as stressful. Using a Universal Application for your scholarship funds can help simplify this process.

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  • Your Community Foundation Year-end Checklist

    Your Community Foundation Year-end Checklist

    Year-end is an exciting time for community foundations, with a flurry of donations and grants by donors. Here are a few items to consider as we head into year-end.

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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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  • 4 Insights to Managing Hiccups in Your Fundraising Campaign

    4 Insights to Managing Hiccups in Your Fundraising Campaign

    Most fundraising efforts are likely to encounter a few minor setbacks. Minimize their impact and avoid future upsets by taking these insights into account.

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  • Moves Management in Grantseeking: How to maximize your grant fundraising with principles from individual giving

    Moves Management in Grantseeking: How to maximize your grant fundraising with principles from individual giving

    David Dunlop coined a framework to describe the steps a fundraiser takes to inspire engagement and charitable giving by donors: “moves management.” It is seldom applied to grantwriting–but should be.

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  • 5 Great Ways to Create a Culture of Excited Giving

    5 Great Ways to Create a Culture of Excited Giving

    Engage your supporters in both time-sensitive campaigns and year-round efforts by demonstrating the importance of their contributions to achieving your mission.

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  • Technology ROI for Community Foundations

    Technology ROI for Community Foundations

    Community foundations bring together resources to improve the lives of all. They work to solve community problems, support nonprofits, and help individuals learn to be impactful donors.

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  • 5 Tips to Creating a Robust Ecosystem of Online Giving

    5 Tips to Creating a Robust Ecosystem of Online Giving

    Don’t miss out on opportunities to increase online giving to your nonprofit! Follow these tips to engage donors and encourage contribution through your website.

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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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  • Using Social Change to Further Your Mission1:04:53

    Using Social Change to Further Your Mission

    As a community foundation, it’s important to understand how to best utilize social change forces to further your mission. Learn the difference between old power and new power - and when to use each.

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  • Giving Days: Bringing Strength and Awareness to Communities

    Giving Days: Bringing Strength and Awareness to Communities

    Each year, spring heralds giving day events around the country. While community events come in all shapes and sizes, the giving day model is an effective way to educate and engage the public around ar

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  • Gone Phishin': What to Watch for and How to Keep from Being a "Big Phish"

    Gone Phishin': What to Watch for and How to Keep from Being a "Big Phish"

    Phishing attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication. Find out some simple steps to keep yourself from getting caught from Foundant's own expert, Cory Brester.

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  • Integrate your Community Foundation Team

    Integrate your Community Foundation Team

    One back office solution designed to integrate your community foundation team, big or small...

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  • CommunitySuite Overview9:30

    CommunitySuite Overview

    CommunitySuite is a complete software solution specifically designed to address the unique challenges and activities of community foundations.

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  • Coffee Talk | Webinar 255:44

    Coffee Talk | Webinar 2

    The financial health of a community foundation can be assessed in a variety of ways, but how do you know what's best?

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  • Know Thy Passwords: A Guide to Security

    Know Thy Passwords: A Guide to Security

    What steps can you take to help make your passwords more secure? We have some experience in this area, and would love to help!

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  • Coffee Talk | Webinar 110:22

    Coffee Talk | Webinar 1

    Margaret Owen Spiak discusses Development, Donor Relations, and Fundraising in Foundant Technologies' first Coffee Talk.

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  • The Lifecycle of Disaster Philanthropy1:18:33

    The Lifecycle of Disaster Philanthropy

    Community foundations are often looked to in times of crisis. Before you’re faced with the unknown, it’s important to consider the role you wish to play, and understand your actions will be long term.

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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. Strategies to help narrow your approach to fundraising can hel

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