Community Foundation Education

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  • Philanthropy Stories | Ep. 34:25

    Philanthropy Stories | Ep. 3

    Philanthropy plays a crucial role in times of disaster. Logan Todd, Director of Grants at North Valley Community Foundation gives his first-hand account of the "Camp Fire" that devastated Paradise CA.

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  • Finance Coffee Talk: Preparing for Calendar Year-End. Don't let the Grinch Steal Your Holiday Cheer.38:39

    Finance Coffee Talk: Preparing for Calendar Year-End. Don't let the Grinch Steal Your Holiday Cheer.

    This group discussion with community foundation finance peers is around managing your year-end accounting needs. In this session you'll learn how others have responded to a variety topics of topics.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Security Q&A with High Point Networks

    Security Q&A with High Point Networks

    Foundant and High Point Networks teamed up to provide answers to your Cybersecurity fears.

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  • Trick or Treat? Banish Your Cybersecurity Fears1:02:03

    Trick or Treat? Banish Your Cybersecurity Fears

    Do you shudder at the thought of a data breach at your organization? Does the idea of compromising sensitive data make you squirm? Dispel the murkiness around cybersecurity with High Point Networks.

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  • Framing Data to Tell Your Story

    Framing Data to Tell Your Story

    What better way to relate the importance of the programs you’ve supported and the lives affected by your grantmaking than through storytelling?

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  • Examining Scholarship Letters of Recommendation

    Examining Scholarship Letters of Recommendation

    Is the tradition of letters of recommendation a relevant aspect of selecting quality students for your modern scholarship programs?

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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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