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Coffee Talk: Learn from the past and look to the future

Scholarships run annually for most scholarship providers. The new year means getting your calendar in order to ensure success. Though some of you may have already opened your applications, there are lessons to be gathered, reminders to be made, and new ideas to talk through. This coffee talk is a brain storming session from your peers. We learned this year that we can’t plan for everything, but we will all feel a bit better with a few preparations in place. 

Confession Time:

  • What activities have fallen off your radar in the past?
  • What activities/tasks seems to always be a struggle?
  • What is a kink in your system that you feel like you’ve worked out?
  • Are there any new activities/tasks that you’re trying out next year?

To continue the conversation from the session, check out this discussion on Compass - A Foundant Community.

About the Author

Born and raised in Bakersfield, California, Alyse has deep roots and strong connections to the nonprofit sector. Having worked in the field of college access and scholarships for over 10 years, with a focus on students residing in California’s Central Valley, she believes in the power of scholarships to uplift students, families, and communities. Before joining Foundant, Alyse spent three years with the Kern Community Foundation managing their grant and scholarship giving, as well as nonprofit relationships. Alyse joined the Foundant team in 2017 as a Client Success Manager (trainer, consultant, and emergency support provider) for Grants and Scholarships. After training and advising hundreds of clients, she led the Community Foundation Grant/Scholarship Client Services Team. Her passion for community building, professional development, and real-world impact has helped form the service philosophy for Foundant’s Client Success team. Areas of expertise: scholarship and grant process best practices, team building, remote work, and demystifying complex systems to foster accessibility.

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