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.

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    Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset

    Today’s world requires us to be responsive to changing needs - shifting from an original plan to plan B, C, and sometimes even D. At Foundant, we’ve worked to implement Agile Methodologies.

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  • Maintaining Human Connection in a Virtual World1:23:16

    Maintaining Human Connection in a Virtual World

    Foundant has implemented strategies to enable remote work environments that also maintain relationships. Hear from several key members of our team on how they've made the virtual workforce a reality.

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  • The Why, How, and What of Data Collection1:04:28

    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.

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  • Philanthropy Stories | Ep. 34:25

    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.

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  • Scholarship Provider Coffee Talk: Post-Award Communication… or Lack Of55:42

    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?

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  • Finance Coffee Talk: Preparing for Calendar Year-End. Don't let the Grinch Steal Your Holiday Cheer.38:39

    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.

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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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  • Scholarship Provider Coffee Talk: Payments, Parents, and Letters of Recommendation - Oh My!1:03:03

    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.

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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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  • Grants Coffee Talk: Non-monetary Grantmaking and Assistance52:27

    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.

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  • Ramping Up for High-Impact Philanthropy1:01:42

    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.

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  • Grants Coffee Talk: Nonprofit Due Diligence and Supporting Documents1:06:44

    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!

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  • Streamline Data Collection to Improve Evaluation1:00:28

    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.

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  • Donor Management Coffee Talk: Legacy / Planned Giving (Part 2)58:30

    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.

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  • Funder Styles: Connecting Purpose to Evaluation

    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.

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  • Data Traps: Breaking Free

    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.

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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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  • 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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  • Connecting Your Grantmaking Purpose to Your Measurement and Evaluation Efforts1:15:22

    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.

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  • Scholarship Provider Coffee Talk: Universal Application and Communication58:53

    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.

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