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.

  • Cultivating Culture, One Meeting at a Time

    Cultivating Culture, One Meeting at a Time

    Bad meetings suck the life out of people and can also lead to bad decisions, reduced motivation, and conflicts - yet, for many, meeting time continues to increase.

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  • Don’t Go It Alone: Owning and Proposing Your BIG Idea

    Don’t Go It Alone: Owning and Proposing Your BIG Idea

    Discussing how to bring your big idea to the table when you've found something you're fired up about and need to get everyone else on board.

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  • Collaborative Grantmaking: Aligning Funders to Drive Impact1:15:08

    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.

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  • How to Engage the Right Person, at the Right Time, In the Right Way: A Framework

    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

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  • Funder-Grantee Relationships: Getting to Impact Together1:16:30

    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.

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  • Online Grant Applications: Perspectives for Success

    Online Grant Applications: Perspectives for Success

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  • Your Community Foundation Year-end Checklist

    Your Community Foundation Year-end Checklist

    Year-end is an exciting time for community foundations, with a flurry of donations and grants by donors. Here are a few items to consider as we head into year-end.

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  • On Relationships: Recalling the Heart & Mind of Philanthropy

    On Relationships: Recalling the Heart & Mind of Philanthropy

    Often as funders and consultants, we’re distant from the work on the ground and it seems easy for us to stand up, out and above to advise on what should be done, and how it could be done.

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  • Relationships Q&A: Real Advice, Real Grantmakers

    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?

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  • Working as a Team: Tips for Successfully Managing Change

    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?

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  • Making the Connection: Philanthropic Relationships in a Noise Filled World

    Making the Connection: Philanthropic Relationships in a Noise Filled World

    Making & creating connections isn’t a complicated practice, but it takes work & commitment. In our noise-filled world, how can funders communicate, and be intentional with grantee relationships?

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  • The Funder’s Role in Collecting, Tracking, and Using Data1:06:15

    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.

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  • Soliciting Grantee Feedback: A Benefit to Both Sides

    Soliciting Grantee Feedback: A Benefit to Both Sides

    | GUEST POST | To best help the nonprofit organizations that we say we wish to serve, foundations must be prepared to invite open, honest feedback, and communicate findings & decision

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  • Become an Intentional Data Collector: An actionable guide for funders

    Become an Intentional Data Collector: An actionable guide for funders

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  • Philanthropy Stories | Ep. 24:04

    Philanthropy Stories | Ep. 2

    Foundant is honored to support Gallatin Valley Land Trust’s efforts to build trails, preserve open spaces, and connect people with nature. #OurPartForThePlanet

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  • Ready! Fire! Aim?

    Ready! Fire! Aim?

    Don’t ask, “What can technology do for me?” Instead ask, “How can I leverage technology to do better?” The right solution should be an extension of your knowledge, talents, and passion..

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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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  • Q&A on Data: Real Advice, Real Grantmakers

    Q&A on Data: Real Advice, Real Grantmakers

    Tracking and using data can be overwhelming. Dive into what Grantmakers & Grantseekers are doing to deal with their data.

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  • On Philanthropy: What's Changed?

    On Philanthropy: What's Changed?

    While the pressures of change may continue to present challenges, if we have learned anything, it is that knowledge, information and working toward shared goals can help.

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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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