Community Foundation Education

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  • Technology’s Role in Getting Better Applications

    Technology’s Role in Getting Better Applications

    Whether you are making grants or giving scholarships, the number and the quality of the applications you receive makes a big difference to everyone involved.

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  • Ramping Up for High-Impact Philanthropy1:01:42

    Ramping Up for High-Impact Philanthropy

    This on-demand webinar is for seasoned donors, foundation trustees, DAF holders, and staff who are taking steps to significantly ramp up the impact of their giving.

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  • Strategic, Need-Based Scholarships: What are they and why do they matter?

    Strategic, Need-Based Scholarships: What are they and why do they matter?

    When most Community Foundations are managing memorial scholarships that are time-intensive and minimally effective, how do you start to provide scholarships that foster positive change?

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  • Streamline Data Collection to Improve Evaluation1:00:28

    Streamline Data Collection to Improve Evaluation

    Learn why quality data is critical, where to find it, how to effectively communicate the information you need, and how to make better decisions in your grantmaking process.

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  • Donor Management Coffee Talk: Legacy / Planned Giving (Part 2)58:30

    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.

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  • Planning for a Universal Application Move

    Planning for a Universal Application Move

    Any successful move requires three main elements: Take Stock, Make Plans and Communicate, and Get Others Involved.

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  • Funder Styles: Connecting Purpose to Evaluation

    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.

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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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  • Connecting Your Grantmaking Purpose to Your Measurement and Evaluation Efforts1:15:22

    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

    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.

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  • Finance Coffee Talk: Legacy / Planned Giving (Part 1)55:16

    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.

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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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  • Donor Management Coffee Talk: Relationship Engagement and Fundraising1:13:06

    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.

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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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