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.
Funder Styles: Connecting Purpose to Evaluation
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.
Technology ROI for Community Foundations
Community foundations bring together resources to improve the lives of all. They work to solve community problems, support nonprofits, and help individuals learn to be impactful donors.
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Using Social Change to Further Your Mission
As a community foundation, it’s important to understand how to best utilize social change forces to further your mission. Learn the difference between old power and new power - and when to use each.
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.
Working as a Team: Tips for Successfully Managing Change
What needs to change? Do you simply need to set a more efficient process in place for staff to follow? Or do you need to evaluate technology options to help you become more efficient?
The Funder’s Role in Collecting, Tracking, and Using Data
This on-demand webinar focuses on the funder’s role in collecting, tracking, and using data from the real-world perspective of three Foundant clients in a funder role.
Coffee Talk | Webinar 1
Margaret Owen Spiak discusses Development, Donor Relations, and Fundraising in Foundant Technologies' first Coffee Talk.
Measuring Impacts and Outcomes
In this on-demand webinar, learn the strategies funders use to create impact, determine where you fit it in the process, and take steps to ensure your organization is measuring results effectively.
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
Self-Dealing and Conflicts of Interest
In this on-demand webinar, find clear, easy-to-follow steps to help you recognize each, avoid self-dealing, and manage conflicts of interest.
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?
Funder-Grantee Relationships: Getting to Impact Together
This on-demand webinar highlights three real-life funder-grantee relationships that have found success in a variety of ways.
How to Engage the Right Person, at the Right Time, In the Right Way: A Framework
Scaling your fundraising efforts are the key to effectively managing your donor relationships AND your organizational mission activities. Strategies to help narrow your approach to fundraising can hel
Q&A: Tracking Impacts and Outcomes
Real-world #PhilanthropyExperience from your peers. What do impacts and outcomes mean to you? What has been your most successful way(s) to measure the impact of your grantmaking?
Collaborative Grantmaking: Aligning Funders to Drive Impact
This on-demand webinar highlights the role of collaboration among funders to support nonprofits and make a bigger impact. Three Foundant clients share real-world stories of what they've done.
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.
Engage Your Community Foundation in Youth Philanthropy
Is your foundation actively involved in youth philanthropy? If not, you're missing out on an important aspect of donor stewardship and community development.
Become an Intentional Data Collector: An actionable guide for funders