Grantmaker Resources

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  • Become an Intentional Data Collector: An actionable guide for funders

    Become an Intentional Data Collector: An actionable guide for funders

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  • Ready! Fire! Aim?

    Ready! Fire! Aim?

    Don’t ask, “What can technology do for me?” Instead ask, “How can I leverage technology to do better?” The right solution should be an extension of your knowledge, talents, and passion..

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  • Relationships Q&A: Real Advice, Real Grantmakers

    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?

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  • Productivity and Balance: Tips from Foundant

    Productivity and Balance: Tips from Foundant

    Work life balance is, well, a balancing act. Here are a few ways we, at Foundant keep ourselves feeling energized and productive during the day, both inside and outside of the office!

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  • Pitfalls in Grantmaking

    Pitfalls in Grantmaking

    |GUEST POST| It’s difficult to navigate all the grantmaking Do’s and Don’ts when trying to balance budgets, grantee relationships, & grant cycles. Take a tip from your peers and avoid these pitfalls

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  • Grantmakers! Help grantees tackle success with the right gear.

    Grantmakers! Help grantees tackle success with the right gear.

    Help comes in a variety of forms, and while it is easy to jump to what seems the quickest and easiest, there may be better long-term solutions.

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  • Soliciting Grantee Feedback: A Benefit to Both Sides

    Soliciting Grantee Feedback: A Benefit to Both Sides

    | GUEST POST | To best help the nonprofit organizations that we say we wish to serve, foundations must be prepared to invite open, honest feedback, and communicate findings & decision

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    Entry Points to Philanthropy

    Engagement in philanthropy contributes to 22-40 developmental assets®. How are you engaging the next generations? Learn about these benefits and different entry points and models for engagement.

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  • My Migration Adventure

    My Migration Adventure

    Knowing your People, Processes, Product, and Project Management when you’re making a system change will (without a doubt) make your migration and implementation easier and more successful.

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  • Supporting Capacity: 6 Tips to Elevate Your Grant Funded Partners

    Supporting Capacity: 6 Tips to Elevate Your Grant Funded Partners

    While serving as a grantmaker gives wonderful perspective and insight for when sitting on the grantseeking side of the table, it also gives me unique perspective and ideas on ways grantmakers could...

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  • The (right) picture is worth 1,000 words

    The (right) picture is worth 1,000 words

    Data Visualization is a broad topic and a buzzword that can mean a lot of things. . . and can often be misconstrued or misunderstood. If you want even better retention, consider data visualization

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  • Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude: Why Giving Back is Our Culture

    Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude: Why Giving Back is Our Culture

    Workplaces that encompass a culture of appreciation, positive energy, and a sense of value give organizations purpose, direction, and a standard of behavior that motivates teams to aspire to greatness

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  • From Chaos to Client Success: A Grant Manager Story

    From Chaos to Client Success: A Grant Manager Story

    Community foundations are established to serve the people in their geographic region, but many don’t have competitive grant processes for local nonprofits. And the community foundations that do may h

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  • Unintended Consequences: The Hidden Impact of Impact and Outcomes

    Unintended Consequences: The Hidden Impact of Impact and Outcomes

    If we’re not intentional and thoughtful about how and (maybe more importantly) why we’re tracking this information, we can fall into a "data trap."

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  • On Philanthropy: Looking Ahead

    On Philanthropy: Looking Ahead

    What does the future of philanthropy hold for the industry? What trends will we see, how will we find new ways to do good? Find out in this resource from Foundant Technologies.

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  • Advice from Grantmakers: Building Blocks for Efficiency

    Advice from Grantmakers: Building Blocks for Efficiency

    Those working in the philanthropic community are consistently asked to do more with less. The pressures of limited resources and increasing need create. . .

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    Arabella Advisors

    GLM Client Testimonials: Whitney Shufelt Are you a Grantmaker? Check out these additional resources: http://resources.foundant.com/grantmaker-resources?onbrand

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  • 6 Ways to Champion Change From the Inside Out

    6 Ways to Champion Change From the Inside Out

    Do you want to catalyze change at your foundation? Perhaps you want to improve board dynamics, refine your mission, or implement new technology. Here are 6 ways to champion change.

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  • Life Hacks for Grantmakers

    Life Hacks for Grantmakers

    You’re passionate about your mission, but it isn’t your whole life. Here’s some straightforward advice from our grantmaker friends on a holistic approach to a better life.

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  • On Philanthropy: What's Changed

    On Philanthropy: What's Changed

    Overall, we've seen a call for greater transparency & accountability in the sector. Change in the types of relationships & expectations has been the biggest influencers on how philanthropy has changed

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