In 2017, we hatched an idea. What would happen if we surveyed our community of grantmakers and grantseekers to gather their collective experience, knowledge, and advice? What would we learn? And, how could we leverage that knowledge to help maximize the impact of the philanthropic community? The response was humbling…and the Foundant Philanthropy Experience was born.
The Why, How, and What of Data Collection
Data is powerful—with it you can more effectively make decisions about prospective programs, evaluate the impact your dollars are having in your communities, and ensure your mission is being met.
Coffee Talk: COVID-19 Concerns in Grantmaking (Session 1)
Hear the questions your peers are asking, the challenges they are facing, and how they are tackling common issues around COVID-19 in their grantmaking.
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.
Scholarship Provider Coffee Talk: Post-Award Communication… or Lack Of
Keeping open lines of communication with your awardees can be difficult - and the award is just the beginning! If after your efforts, students are still lacking documentation, what happens next?
Finance Coffee Talk: Preparing for Calendar Year-End. Don't let the Grinch Steal Your Holiday Cheer.
This group discussion with community foundation finance peers is around managing your year-end accounting needs. In this session you'll learn how others have responded to a variety topics of topics.
Security Q&A with High Point Networks
Foundant and High Point Networks teamed up to provide answers to your Cybersecurity fears.
Scholarship Provider Coffee Talk: Payments, Parents, and Letters of Recommendation - Oh My!
Scholarship programs are different, but still have many of the same components. During this coffee talk, we focus on some of the management pieces that affect all scholarship providers.
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.
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.
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.
Donor Management Coffee Talk: Legacy / Planned Giving (Part 2)
This second installment of the Legacy / Planned Giving discussion webinar focuses on the Donor Relations and Donor Engagement perspective.
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.
Data Traps: Breaking Free
Dealing with data leaving you overwhelmed? Here is our list of common data traps and how you can break free of them.
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.
Scholarship Provider Coffee Talk: Universal Application and Communication
As scholarship providers you balance the needs of many different groups. In this Coffee talk we walk through what we have heard, what we have experienced, and how Universal Apps can help everyone.
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.
Finance Coffee Talk: Legacy / Planned Giving (Part 1)
Use this group discussion between community foundation finance peers around Legacy / Planned Giving to leverage your industry network and learn how others have responded to a variety of topics.
People Helping People Help People Helping People
Client services interns at Foundant technologies are committed to helping people. The people they help are members of the philanthropic community (i.e. community foundations, grantmakers, grantseekers