Community Foundation Education

Read and watch resources for community foundations.

  • Cultivating Culture, One Meeting at a Time

    Cultivating Culture, One Meeting at a Time

    Bad meetings suck the life out of people and can also lead to bad decisions, reduced motivation, and conflicts - yet, for many, meeting time continues to increase.

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  • Don’t Go It Alone: Owning and Proposing Your BIG Idea

    Don’t Go It Alone: Owning and Proposing Your BIG Idea

    Discussing how to bring your big idea to the table when you've found something you're fired up about and need to get everyone else on board.

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  • 5 Annual Fund Strategies to Reach (& Exceed!) Your Goals

    5 Annual Fund Strategies to Reach (& Exceed!) Your Goals

    Every nonprofit knows the importance of a successful annual fund campaign. Your annual fund helps your nonprofit set up plans for the coming year and gives your organization stability by assuring you

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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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  • 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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  • Funder-Grantee Relationships: Getting to Impact Together1:16:30

    Funder-Grantee Relationships: Getting to Impact Together

    This on-demand webinar highlights three real-life funder-grantee relationships that have found success in a variety of ways.

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  • On Relationships: Recalling the Heart & Mind of Philanthropy

    On Relationships: Recalling the Heart & Mind of Philanthropy

    Often as funders and consultants, we’re distant from the work on the ground and it seems easy for us to stand up, out and above to advise on what should be done, and how it could be done.

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  • Data Security, Foundant, and You1:01:43

    Data Security, Foundant, and You

    During this on-demand webinar, you'll learn some common security frameworks, how to assess your needs as an organization, and how to create action items you can take away and implement immediately.

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  • Making the Connection: Philanthropic Relationships in a Noise Filled World

    Making the Connection: Philanthropic Relationships in a Noise Filled World

    Making & creating connections isn’t a complicated practice, but it takes work & commitment. In our noise-filled world, how can funders communicate, and be intentional with grantee relationships?

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  • Data Traps: Breaking Free

    Data Traps: Breaking Free

    Dealing with data leaving you overwhelmed? Here is our list of common data traps and how you can break free of them.

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  • Engage Your Community Foundation in Youth Philanthropy1:01:00

    Engage Your Community Foundation in Youth Philanthropy

    Is your foundation actively involved in youth philanthropy? If not, you're missing out on an important aspect of donor stewardship and community development.

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  • Fraud Prevention: Focus on What's in Your Control

    Fraud Prevention: Focus on What's in Your Control

    Fraud is a buzzword no one particularly enjoys talking about. The word itself carries a negative connotation for all the obvious reasons and many organizations completely avoid the subject.

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  • Unintended Consequences: The Hidden Impact of Impact and Outcomes

    Unintended Consequences: The Hidden Impact of Impact and Outcomes

    If we’re not intentional and thoughtful about how and (maybe more importantly) why we’re tracking this information, we can fall into a "data trap."

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  • Problem Solver, NOT Nuisance: Reframing the Fundraising Stigma

    Problem Solver, NOT Nuisance: Reframing the Fundraising Stigma

    I have never heard anyone say, “when I grow up, I want to be a fundraiser.” For most development professionals, pursuing a career in asking for money is. . .

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  • Using ROI to Spell Out the Importance of Stewardship

    Using ROI to Spell Out the Importance of Stewardship

    Stewardship is the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to our care. I cannot think of a better definition that speaks to the core of our duty as grant professionals.

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  • Productivity and Balance: Tips from Foundant

    Productivity and Balance: Tips from Foundant

    Work life balance is, well, a balancing act. Here are a few ways we, at Foundant keep ourselves feeling energized and productive during the day, both inside and outside of the office!

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  • Entry Points to Philanthropy59:29

    Entry Points to Philanthropy

    Engagement in philanthropy contributes to 22-40 developmental assets®. How are you engaging the next generations? Learn about these benefits and different entry points and models for engagement.

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  • My Migration Adventure

    My Migration Adventure

    Knowing your People, Processes, Product, and Project Management when you’re making a system change will (without a doubt) make your migration and implementation easier and more successful.

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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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  • The (right) picture is worth 1,000 words

    The (right) picture is worth 1,000 words

    Data Visualization is a broad topic and a buzzword that can mean a lot of things. . . and can often be misconstrued or misunderstood. If you want even better retention, consider data visualization

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