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.
Managing high volumes of scholarships can be a major undertaking. Applying for them can be just as stressfu...
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Software enables you to do more with less. Removing the burden of "perfection" is a sure way to boost morale and allow your staff to focus on human connections and the work that fires them up.
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.
Foundant and High Point Networks teamed up to provide answers to your Cybersecurity fears.
Is the tradition of letters of recommendation a relevant aspect of selecting quality students for your modern scholarship programs?
Whether you are making grants or giving scholarships, the number and the quality of the applications you receive makes a big difference to everyone involved.
When most Community Foundations are managing memorial scholarships that are time-intensive and minimally effective, how do you start to provide scholarships that foster positive change?
Tracking and using data can be overwhelming. Dive into what Grantmakers & Grantseekers are doing to deal with their data.
Scholarship Providers from our philanthropic community joined the Coffee Talk: Covid-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management to share resources, experiences, and creative solutions.
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.
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?
Whether you're just beginning or considering how to enhance your data collection efforts, learning how others are doing can be key to setting your own strategy.
Understanding roles can help you hone in on which "measuring stick" you need to use in order to better track funding outcomes.
Managing high volumes of scholarships can be a major undertaking. Applying for them can be just as stressful. Using a Universal Application for your scholarship funds can help simplify this process.
There's no doubt that tracking impacts and outcomes is important, but it can often be a daunting task if you're not sure how you should be tracking them. There's no "one size fits all" solution...
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."
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.
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.
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
Learning new technology and incorporating it into your work is an adventure. New technology can be exciting, but it also means change and, as everyone knows change can be hard as well as risky.