PEAK Member Resources

Educational resources for our friends at PEAK!

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Foundant Knowledge Project: A Philanthropy Story Sharing Experience

    The Foundant Knowledge Project: A Philanthropy Story Sharing Experience

    In June of 2017, we hatched a plan. What if we created a “survey” to gather experience, advice, opinions, and knowledge from our grantmaker and grantseeker communities?

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  • Trying to be Objective with Program Goals

    Trying to be Objective with Program Goals

    It is important to ask the questions: What do we want to accomplish, and how will we know we did? If you can answer THOSE questions, you are well on your way to creating effective goals and objective.

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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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  • GLM Product Overview

    GLM Product Overview

    Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM) has become known for a unique combination of ease of use, reliability, power, and value.

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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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  • Scholarship Lifecycle Manager Overview

    Scholarship Lifecycle Manager Overview

    Scholarship Lifecycle Manager (SLM) comes from 10 years of development based on hundreds of client suggestions with the sole purpose of allowing you to be certain the right applicants receive the help

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  • Working with Grantees: A Relationship Worth Building

    Working with Grantees: A Relationship Worth Building

    The dynamic relationship between a funder and their grantees is one worth investing in. Here is some (research based) nuggets of wisdom on funder and grantee relationships.

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  • Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: Practical ways funders and grantees can work together

    Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: Practical ways funders and grantees can work together

    Don't reinvent the wheel. Find small things that can be done now, and over time they will make a large impact. Just take it one step at a time.

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  • See what GLM users have to say!

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  • CommunitySuite Product Overview

    CommunitySuite Product Overview

    Designed from the ground up as a web-based Fund Accounting system dedicated to the unique needs of community foundations.

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  • Adopting New Technology

    Adopting New Technology

    Learning new technology and incorporating it into your work is an adventure. New technology can be exciting, but it also means change and, as everyone knows change can be hard as well as risky.

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  • Impacts, Outcomes, and Strategies for Sustainable Tracking

    Impacts, Outcomes, and Strategies for Sustainable Tracking

    There's no doubt that tracking impacts and outcomes is important, but it can often be a daunting task if you're not sure how you should be tracking them. There's no "one size fits all" solution...

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  • Guide: Maximize Your Data Collection Efforts

    Guide: Maximize Your Data Collection Efforts

    Information overload is a risk as grantmakers & grantseekers navigate their roles as collectors, analyzers, or users of data. Finding out how others are doing it is key to setting your own strategy.

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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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  • Mission Investing: Real Stories from Real Grantmakers

    Mission Investing: Real Stories from Real Grantmakers

    When considering other forms of investing, it pays to do your homework. Intermediary organizations can help pool & invest funds, which can save individual organizations a great deal of money.

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  • GLM Overview6:03

    GLM Overview

    Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM) is an online tool designed specifically to help you create a grantseeking experience applicants will enjoy, and consolidate repetitive manual tasks.

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