Community Foundation Resources

Read and watch resources for community foundations.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • From Chaos to Client Success: A Grant Manager Story

    From Chaos to Client Success: A Grant Manager Story

    Community foundations are established to serve the people in their geographic region, but many don’t have competitive grant processes for local nonprofits. And the community foundations that do may h

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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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  • Evaluating Your Fundraising Grants Management Program

    Evaluating Your Fundraising Grants Management Program

    | GUEST POST | The many factors that affect grant writing success are incredibly diverse. They include reputation and professionalism of the organization; the quality of the program or evaluation

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • CommunitySuite Implementation: A Project Management Adventure

    CommunitySuite Implementation: A Project Management Adventure

    There is something rewarding about creating and completing projects. This especially holds true when it comes to making sure our clients’ implementation and onboarding runs smoothly and on-time.

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  • On Philanthropy: Looking Ahead

    On Philanthropy: Looking Ahead

    What does the future of philanthropy hold for the industry? What trends will we see, how will we find new ways to do good? Find out in this resource from Foundant Technologies.

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  • Advice from Grantmakers: Building Blocks for Efficiency

    Advice from Grantmakers: Building Blocks for Efficiency

    Those working in the philanthropic community are consistently asked to do more with less. The pressures of limited resources and increasing need create. . .

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  • The Unrealized Power of the Student Essay

    The Unrealized Power of the Student Essay

    In this article we are going to talk a bit about why students struggle with the essay, how we can use instructions to elicit more thoughtful responses, and how the stories told in student essays. . .

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  • Measuring Impacts and Outcomes52:43

    Measuring Impacts and Outcomes

    In this on-demand webinar, learn the strategies funders use to create impact, determine where you fit it in the process, and take steps to ensure your organization is measuring results effectively.

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