Community Foundation Education

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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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  • 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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  • Guide: Maximize Your Data Collection Efforts

    Guide: Maximize Your Data Collection Efforts

    Information overload is a risk as grantmakers & grantseekers navigate their roles as collectors, analyzers, or users of data. Finding out how others are doing it is key to setting your own strategy.

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  • Funders - Take a Tip from Michelangelo

    Funders - Take a Tip from Michelangelo

    How foundations can use organizational learning to evaluate their impact.

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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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  • Outcomes: Making Future Grantmaking Better

    Outcomes: Making Future Grantmaking Better

    Defining success in grantmaking has been a topic of discussion in nonprofit circles for many years. Recently, it has become the hot topic in philanthropic circles.

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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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  • Collaborative Grantmaking: Aligning Funders to Drive Impact1:15:07

    Collaborative Grantmaking: Aligning Funders to Drive Impact

    This on-demand webinar highlights the role of collaboration among funders to support nonprofits and make a bigger impact. Three Foundant clients share real-world stories of what they've done.

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  • Funder-Grantee Relationships: Getting to Impact Together1:16:29

    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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  • Become an Intentional Data Collector: An actionable guide for funders

    Become an Intentional Data Collector: An actionable guide for funders

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  • Ready! Fire! Aim?

    Ready! Fire! Aim?

    Don’t ask, “What can technology do for me?” Instead ask, “How can I leverage technology to do better?” The right solution should be an extension of your knowledge, talents, and passion..

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