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Philanthropy Stories | Ep. 3
Philanthropy plays a crucial role in times of disaster. Logan Todd, Director of Grants at North Valley Community Foundation gives his first-hand account of the "Camp Fire" that devastated Paradise CA.
Security Q&A with High Point Networks
Foundant and High Point Networks teamed up to provide answers to your Cybersecurity fears.
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
What better way to relate the importance of the programs you’ve supported and the lives affected by your grantmaking than through storytelling?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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
Listening is the key to improving your relationships, your processes, and your organization.
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