Read and watch resources for grantmakers.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
Collaborative Grantmaking: Aligning Funders to Drive Impact
This on-demand webinar highlights the role of collaboration among funders to support nonprofits and make a bigger impact. Three Foundant clients share real-world stories of what they've done.
Cultivating Culture, One Meeting at a Time
Bad meetings suck the life out of people and can also lead to bad decisions, reduced motivation, and conflicts - yet, for many, meeting time continues to increase.
On Relationships: Recalling the Heart & Mind of Philanthropy
Often as funders and consultants, we’re distant from the work on the ground and it seems easy for us to stand up, out and above to advise on what should be done, and how it could be done.
Funder-Grantee Relationships: Getting to Impact Together
This on-demand webinar highlights three real-life funder-grantee relationships that have found success in a variety of ways.
Q&A on Data: Real Advice, Real Grantmakers
Tracking and using data can be overwhelming. Dive into what Grantmakers & Grantseekers are doing to deal with their data.
Relationships Q&A: Real Advice, Real Grantmakers
Real-world #PhilanthropyExperience from your peers. What kind of relationships do you encourage with your grantees? How do you form strong relationships with your grantees?
Measuring Impacts and Outcomes
In this on-demand webinar, learn the strategies funders use to create impact, determine where you fit it in the process, and take steps to ensure your organization is measuring results effectively.
Q&A: Tracking Impacts and Outcomes
Real-world #PhilanthropyExperience from your peers. What do impacts and outcomes mean to you? What has been your most successful way(s) to measure the impact of your grantmaking?
Funding and Evaluation Infographic
Understanding roles can help you hone in on which "measuring stick" you need to use in order to better track funding outcomes.