Community Foundation Resources

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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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  • [Guest Post] Evaluating Your Fundraising Grants Management Program

    [Guest Post] Evaluating Your Fundraising Grants Management Program

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

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  • Foundant's Community Foundation All Star Team

    Foundant's Community Foundation All Star Team

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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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  • How One Community Foundation Quadrupled Their Activity without Increasing Staff

    How One Community Foundation Quadrupled Their Activity without Increasing Staff

    Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) is located in a small, but very active community in the northwest corner of Washington State.

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  • Orcas Island Community Foundation1:52

    Orcas Island Community Foundation

    Community Suite Client Testimonials Hilary Canty, Executive Director

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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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  • CommunitySuite Product Overview

    CommunitySuite Product Overview

    Designed from the ground up as a web-based Fund Accounting system dedicated to the unique needs of community foundations.

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  • A Formula for Achieving Impact

    A Formula for Achieving Impact

    Achieving impact does not depend on whether your assets are small or large. What does matter is that you focus on subjects that are important to you, and that you care about.

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  • Our Clients' Support Means the World to Us

    Our Clients' Support Means the World to Us

    There are companies all over the world striving to offer great customer service, and falling short. There are also companies where it seems to come naturally to their culture. So, what’s the secret?

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  • Notes from a Young Foundation

    Notes from a Young Foundation

    We and others like us are in the process of re-imagining how to honor generations of community generosity by investing it back into community benefit through effective grant making.

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