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Optimizing Grants and Scholarships: A Panel Discussion on Empowering Teams

Looking to empower your team to improve processes, evaluate tools, and overall make your grants or scholarships programs better for applicants and team members? Watch this panel discussion with industry representatives focused on empowering staff and other stakeholders to make better decisions, streamline processes, build/strengthen relationships, and improve their workflows and systems.

You'll Learn:

  • What our speakers are seeing in the grants and scholarship management space across their membership
  • Trends across philanthropy these representatives are seeing at their organizations
  • Predictions for how grants and scholarship management will evolve and how you can prepare
  • Submit your questions for our speakers when you register!


Jackie Bright | Executive Director, National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA)

Andy Carroll | Senior Advisor, Exponent Philanthropy

C. Davis Fischer | Partnerships Director, PEAK Grantmaking

About the Author

Kristin's passion is sharing knowledge and stories with the philanthropic community so they can make a difference. As Foundant Technologies' Manager of Marketing Communications, she enjoys collaborating with her highly creative and talented team to deliver engaging materials and sector education. As an avid reader and writer, Kristin is fascinated with the written word and all forms of communication. In her spare time, she loves reading, writing, painting, swimming, cooking, and spending time with her comedic husband and children. Volunteering throughout the community and finding ways to get involved with fundraisers that make a difference is important to her. Kristin sits on the Board of Directors for two small nonprofits: We Are HER - dedicated to helping survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault become HER: healed, empowered, and restored through an online community and robust programming aimed at connection; and Pride House 406 - focused on providing a safe after-school space for LGBTQIA+ youth in the Gallatin Valley. Drop her a line at or connect on LinkedIn if you have an idea for some inspiring content or want to connect over a shared love of stories.

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