Grantseeker Education

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  • #GivingTuesday 2019: How to Engage Millenial Supporters

    #GivingTuesday 2019: How to Engage Millenial Supporters

    Millennials are a strong force for giving, and you need to strategize now to reach this demographic on Giving Tuesday. Check out our top engagement tips.

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  • 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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  • Stop Chasing the Unicorn: Developing Real and Lasting Relationships with Grantmakers

    Stop Chasing the Unicorn: Developing Real and Lasting Relationships with Grantmakers

    Feeling intimidated by those first conversations with funders? Slow down, stop thinking you have to be perfect, and learn how to develop authentic professional relationships.

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  • How Your Latest Grant Application Can Help You Earn a GuideStar Seal of Transparency1:04:21

    How Your Latest Grant Application Can Help You Earn a GuideStar Seal of Transparency

    In this on-demand webinar, you will receive step-by-step instructions on the process and important insights to consider as you update your own profile.

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  • Crafting Unbeatable Outcome Statements – with a Twist: A Fill-In-the-Blanks Model

    Crafting Unbeatable Outcome Statements – with a Twist: A Fill-In-the-Blanks Model

    One of the stickiest issues for folks at every level of expertise in the grants world is how to develop strong, solid, funder-friendly outcome statements.

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  • When Your Get-Up-and-Go Just Got Up and Went: Strategies for Productivity

    When Your Get-Up-and-Go Just Got Up and Went: Strategies for Productivity

    There are times when the work comes harder than usual. Here are a few simple ways that you push, pull, or prod yourself into getting the job done.

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  • Is Innovation Necessary? Think before you reach for the "Shiny New Object"

    Is Innovation Necessary? Think before you reach for the "Shiny New Object"

    How can organizations avoid the push to offer a shiny new object when existing services are perfectly fine, especially when funders want to see the shiny buzzwords?

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  • Donor Data: 4 Essential Things Fundraisers Should Know

    Donor Data: 4 Essential Things Fundraisers Should Know

    Donor data is easier to gather than ever, but managing all of that information can be an overwhelming task. Learn the essentials about managing donor data.

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  • Using Conflict Resolution Strategies to Strengthen Grantseeking

    Using Conflict Resolution Strategies to Strengthen Grantseeking

    When you encounter workplace conflict, do you react instinctively? Or do you take a minute to think through how to effectively respond? The art is knowing your own preferred approach to conflict.

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  • From Suspect to Prospect to Funder: What info you really need to build an effective grants work plan1:08:10

    From Suspect to Prospect to Funder: What info you really need to build an effective grants work plan

    This on-demand webinar breaks down key steps and tools in funder prospect research in a way you’ve never seen before.

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  • Start with Why: Grant Writers are Great Storytellers

    Start with Why: Grant Writers are Great Storytellers

    Grantwriting can be time-consuming and draining so how can grantwriters reframe their thinking to stay motivated?

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  • More than a final report: New ideas for funder “stewardship”

    More than a final report: New ideas for funder “stewardship”

    Stewarding relationships with funders come with barriers that make it difficult to cultivate effective relationships. Follow these guidelines to develop a plan for funder stewardship.

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  • The Art of Securing Local Business Support1:33:15

    The Art of Securing Local Business Support

    Learn how to use current trends in corporate giving to your advantage at the local level, implement helpful guidelines when making the ‘ask’, and more, in this on-demand webinar.

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  • A New Ally: Learning to Love Your Finance Team1:21:27

    A New Ally: Learning to Love Your Finance Team

    Learn tips and tricks from two highly successful grant writers who learned the power of collaboration when you partner with your financial team, because who knows numbers better than finance?

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  • Fighting Through a Federal Grant: Meeting and Beating the Challenges (Part 3)

    Fighting Through a Federal Grant: Meeting and Beating the Challenges (Part 3)

    Johna Rodgers talks about some specific complexities with writing a federal grant proposal including tons of tasks, limited time, content, and competitiveness.

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  • I Survived an OIG Audit Cleanup and Lived to Tell the Tale

    I Survived an OIG Audit Cleanup and Lived to Tell the Tale

    A personal account of cleaning up an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Audit and the lessons that were learned from the experience.

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  • Understanding Federal Grants: Finding and Reading Federal Grant Proposals (Part 2)

    Understanding Federal Grants: Finding and Reading Federal Grant Proposals (Part 2)

    In this second of our three-article series, we will try to get a better understanding of how a federal grant proposal differs from, say, a grant to the local community foundation.

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  • Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 3

    Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 3

    In the third part of the "Mindful Mentoring" series, we’ll take a look at how to sustain a successful mentoring connection and also determine when, how, and why to dissolve the relationship.

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  • Fundraised by Wolves? Grant Work Better Together

    Fundraised by Wolves? Grant Work Better Together

    Together, grantmakers and grantseekers can work cooperatively to generate good ideas and change the world. Here are some key issues that both can address in different ways, but to the same end.

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