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Coffee Talk: How are you making the process easier for your grantseekers?

Watch this session as your peers exchange ideas, build relationships across the sector, and share their experiences and lessons learned related to the topics.

In this recording we discussed the following questions and more:

  • Sector tips on supporting Nonprofits at your Foundation
  • Learning about grant application efficiencies
  • Streamlining the experience for you and your applicants

We invite you and your colleagues to join Compass, Foundant’s online community for philanthropy. To participate in the discussion related to this Coffee Talk, click here.

About the Author

Marius began his career in the software industry as part of Foundant’s internship program and quickly rose through the ranks to become a go-to team member for complex projects. Marius's client-centric personality traits made for a natural client service representative. This, reinforced by his clients’ excitement, cultivated a passion for helping others in the philanthropic sector. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Business at Montana State University, Marius worked closely with leadership to develop the Client Success Associate role, which became an integral part of Client Services at Foundant. In 2019, he leveled up in client support once again, becoming a Client Success Manager in areas of training, teaching, best practices, strategic conversations, and much more. Through serving clients with different funding objectives, he next developed expertise in small family foundations, faith-based foundations, United Way organizations, and various public agencies. Marius and his partner reside in Vancouver, Washington, with their dogs Duke and Oliver, exploring the outdoors in search of Sasquatch. Areas of expertise: data collection best practices, reporting, merge templates, and grant and scholarship best practices.

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