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Mentoring Young Adults in the Youth Philanthropy Movement
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My Migration Adventure
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Connecting Your Grantmaking Purpose to Your Measurement and Evaluation Efforts
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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
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How Universal Application Helps Create Super Scholarship Programs
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Your Community Foundation Year-end Checklist
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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.
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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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