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Productivity and Balance: Tips from Foundant
Work life balance is, well, a balancing act. Here are a few ways we, at Foundant keep ourselves feeling energized and productive during the day, both inside and outside of the office!
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.
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.
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.
Engage Your Community Foundation in Youth Philanthropy
Is your foundation actively involved in youth philanthropy? If not, you're missing out on an important aspect of donor stewardship and community development.
Supporting Capacity: 6 Tips to Elevate Your Grant Funded Partners
While serving as a grantmaker gives wonderful perspective and insight for when sitting on the grantseeking side of the table, it also gives me unique perspective and ideas on ways grantmakers could...
The (right) picture is worth 1,000 words
Data Visualization is a broad topic and a buzzword that can mean a lot of things. . . and can often be misconstrued or misunderstood. If you want even better retention, consider data visualization
CommunitySuite Conversations: J. Mitchell Rogers
CommunitySuite Conversations: Randy Macon
Randy Macon from Foundations Management shares his experience moving from FIMS to CommunitySuite.
FIMS Conversion: Data Assessment Process
The Data Assessment stage is where we prove it. This process is to confirm we can move data between systems without any errors. This type of confidence can allow you and your team to focus on the trai
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
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.
CommunitySuite Conversations: Patty Mastel
Patty Mastel, the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation's Finance Director, shares her FIMS to CommunitySuite transition story.
FIMS Conversion: Training and Go-Live
Migrating to CommunitySuite from FIMS is a straightforward process. Here is our process in an easy to read format
[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.
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. . .
CommunitySuite Conversations: Missy Batman
Missy Batman from The Community Foundation of Macon County shares her experience moving to CommunitySuite and how she considers it her biggest contribution in her 14 years with the organization.
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.
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.
Unintended Consequences: The Hidden Impact of Impact and Outcomes