Grantmaker Education

Read and watch resources for grantmakers.

  • Security Q&A with High Point Networks

    Security Q&A with High Point Networks

    Foundant and High Point Networks teamed up to provide answers to your Cybersecurity fears.

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  • Trick or Treat? Banish Your Cybersecurity Fears1:02:03

    Trick or Treat? Banish Your Cybersecurity Fears

    Do you shudder at the thought of a data breach at your organization? Does the idea of compromising sensitive data make you squirm? Dispel the murkiness around cybersecurity with High Point Networks.

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  • Framing Data to Tell Your Story

    Framing Data to Tell Your Story

    What better way to relate the importance of the programs you’ve supported and the lives affected by your grantmaking than through storytelling?

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  • Grants Coffee Talk: Non-monetary Grantmaking and Assistance52:27

    Grants Coffee Talk: Non-monetary Grantmaking and Assistance

    A recent emphasis has been put on providing assistance intended to build a nonprofit’s internal capacity. Listen to your peers share experiences in the what, why, and how of non-monetary grantmaking.

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  • Connecting Your Grantmaking Purpose to Your Measurement and Evaluation Efforts1:15:22

    Connecting Your Grantmaking Purpose to Your Measurement and Evaluation Efforts

    How do your mission and vision (or purpose) comprise your grantmaking strategy and style - and what does that mean for how you communicate with your grantees around impact? Find out now.

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  • Technology’s Role in Getting Better Applications

    Technology’s Role in Getting Better Applications

    Whether you are making grants or giving scholarships, the number and the quality of the applications you receive makes a big difference to everyone involved.

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  • Ramping Up for High-Impact Philanthropy1:01:42

    Ramping Up for High-Impact Philanthropy

    This on-demand webinar is for seasoned donors, foundation trustees, DAF holders, and staff who are taking steps to significantly ramp up the impact of their giving.

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  • Grants Coffee Talk: Nonprofit Due Diligence and Supporting Documents1:06:44

    Grants Coffee Talk: Nonprofit Due Diligence and Supporting Documents

    Learn the importance and variety of methods for performing nonprofit due diligence in grantmaking, what documents your peers are collecting, and how they’re using them to better their grantmaking!

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  • Streamline Data Collection to Improve Evaluation1:00:28

    Streamline Data Collection to Improve Evaluation

    Learn why quality data is critical, where to find it, how to effectively communicate the information you need, and how to make better decisions in your grantmaking process.

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  • Why Your Net Grant Matters

    Why Your Net Grant Matters

    Grantees incur costs preparing your grant application. It takes time for nonprofits to fit language to your unique questions and format, and customize financial documents to your specifications.

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  • Funder Styles: Connecting Purpose to Evaluation

    Funder Styles: Connecting Purpose to Evaluation

    Measurement and evaluation are important, but can be daunting if you're not clear about what you are tracking or how you would like to track it.

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  • Notes from the Field: Three Foundant Clients Share their Experiences in Evaluation and Learning

    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.

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  • Cyber Attacks: Not Just for Facebook

    Cyber Attacks: Not Just for Facebook

    Small organizations are in real danger when it comes to being the target of cyber-attacks. What can you do to prevent it when it feels like hackers are coming out of the woodwork?

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  • Successful Onboarding: The most important step to building your team

    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.

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  • Be a Hero in Student Stories

    Be a Hero in Student Stories

    Like ripples in a pond, our impact goes far beyond our original intention. We are heroes in our students' stories.

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  • Know Thy Passwords: A Guide to Security

    Know Thy Passwords: A Guide to Security

    What steps can you take to help make your passwords more secure? We have some experience in this area, and would love to help!

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  • Funders - Take a Tip from Michelangelo

    Funders - Take a Tip from Michelangelo

    How foundations can use organizational learning to evaluate their impact.

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  • Grantmakers: Listening Leads to Improvement

    Grantmakers: Listening Leads to Improvement

    Listening is the key to improving your relationships, your processes, and your organization.

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  • Giving Days: Bringing Strength and Awareness to Communities

    Giving Days: Bringing Strength and Awareness to Communities

    Each year, spring heralds giving day events around the country. While community events come in all shapes and sizes, the giving day model is an effective way to educate and engage the public around ar

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  • Gone Phishin': What to Watch for and How to Keep from Being a "Big Phish"

    Gone Phishin': What to Watch for and How to Keep from Being a "Big Phish"

    Phishing attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication. Find out some simple steps to keep yourself from getting caught from Foundant's own expert, Cory Brester.

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