Scholarship Provider Education
Read and watch resources for scholarship providers.
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.
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.
5 Annual Fund Strategies to Reach (& Exceed!) Your Goals
Every nonprofit knows the importance of a successful annual fund campaign. Your annual fund helps your nonprofit set up plans for the coming year and gives your organization stability by assuring you
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.
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.
Scholarship Planning: What worked, what didn’t, and how to move forward.
Action is where the change happens. A well thought out action is what makes the next cycle smoother. Consider the following solutions to alleviate pain points...
Productivity and Balance: Tips from Foundant
Work life balance is, well, a balancing act. Here are a few ways we, at Foundant keep ourselves feeling energized and productive during the day, both inside and outside of the office!
Problem Solver, NOT Nuisance: Reframing the Fundraising Stigma
I have never heard anyone say, “when I grow up, I want to be a fundraiser.” For most development professionals, pursuing a career in asking for money is. . .
Client Success The Foundant Way
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.
The Unrealized Power of the Student Essay
In this article we are going to talk a bit about why students struggle with the essay, how we can use instructions to elicit more thoughtful responses, and how the stories told in student essays. . .
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."
Mentoring Young Adults in the Youth Philanthropy Movement
At Foundant Technologies we have always been supporters of the youth philanthropy movement.It was on the road in 2015 that Mark and I discussed starting a youth philanthropy project in Bozeman, MT.
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.
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.
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
Data Security, Foundant, and You
During this on-demand webinar, you'll learn some common security frameworks, how to assess your needs as an organization, and how to create action items you can take away and implement immediately.
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?
Education Foundations: Investing in Students
Think for a moment about the impact one… just one…mentor can have on the future of a student. What is your community doing to help at-risk youth? How can you become involved in being a mentor?
What the heck is "The Cloud"
If “The Cloud” is confusing to you, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here, find comfort in what "The Cloud" really is.