Community Foundation Education
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Donor Management Coffee Talk: Legacy / Planned Giving (Part 2)
This second installment of the Legacy / Planned Giving discussion webinar focuses on the Donor Relations and Donor Engagement perspective.
Planning for a Universal Application Move
Any successful move requires three main elements: Take Stock, Make Plans and Communicate, and Get Others Involved.
Funder Styles: Connecting Purpose to Evaluation
Measurement and evaluation are important, but can be daunting if you're not clear about what you are tracking or how you would like to track it.
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.
Connecting Your Grantmaking Purpose to Your Measurement and Evaluation Efforts
How do your mission and vision (or purpose) comprise your grantmaking strategy and style - and what does that mean for how you communicate with your grantees around impact? Find out now.
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Notes from the Field: Three Foundant Clients Share their Experiences in Evaluation and Learning
Foundant CSM, E.C. Byrnes, follows up her article Funders, Take a tip from Michaelangelo, by sharing three client's perspectives on what evaluation and learning mean to their organizations.
Finance Coffee Talk: Legacy / Planned Giving (Part 1)
Use this group discussion between community foundation finance peers around Legacy / Planned Giving to leverage your industry network and learn how others have responded to a variety of topics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Donor Management Coffee Talk: Relationship Engagement and Fundraising
Learn from your peers about what metrics they report to their board, what their best donor stewardship strategy is, and what their biggest obstacles for successful donor relations and fundraising are.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finance Coffee Talk: 2018 Tax Code
This finance discussion is led by your community foundation finance peers around the 2018 new tax code and accounting guidance. Leverage your industry network to learn how others have responded.