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The Year-End Survival Guide for Community Foundations

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This is especially true for community foundations. Check out Philadelphia Foundation’s 2015’s timetable here. Need an example?

3 Ways Community Foundations Can Become the Donor’s Choice

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So, how does your community foundation become the donor’s choice? As a community foundation, you can offer expertise and advice. Trust.

Foundation Revenue Grows 4.7 Percent

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Overall giving to 96 foundations representing over $414.6 Giving to those foundations grew 7.6 What is the New Foundation Index?

A Foundation-Donor Love Story for the Digital Age

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The first time a potential donor engages with your community foundation may bear some resemblance to a first date. Technology Opens the Door.

The Foundation Operations and Management Report—New Advice for Funders and Grantmakers

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At Exponent Philanthropy, one of the ways we help our members look inward is via our annual Foundation Operations and Management Report. For nearly two decades, our foundation members have reported on their investments, governance, administration, and grantmaking. Gathering feedback from grantees about the foundation.

Infographic: How Foundations Use Social Media

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While the majority of nonprofit organizations have a social media presence, only 45% of foundations use social media. 40% use Twitter.

Using Design Thinking for A Foundation’s Investment Strategy

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Grantees, Experts, and Partners at the end of the Brainerd Foundation’s 21st Century Advocacy Design Lab. Why Use One? Thanks everyone!

Even More Benefits to Tracking Outcomes

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All foundations and their nonprofit partners can benefit from measuring, tracking and reporting on outcomes. Outcomes = Opportunity.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Grantmakers

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Reflection: Do your foundation’s governing documents or bylaws allow you to change or adjust funding strategy? Neil isn’t wrong.

4 Grant Writing Tips to Bolster Relationships with Foundations

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Jeff Kutash, the executive director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation in Omaha, Neb, deals with grants on a daily basis. What does the head of a foundation that gave $18 million in grant money last year have to say about grant writing and the relationship between foundations and nonprofit professionals? Don’t Get Trapped.

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What Do Millennials, Shark Tank, and Grantmaking All Have In Common?

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Every grant has an impact and foundations are interested in knowing what that is going to be. in 2012 had revenues exceeding $9M in 2015.

5 Times Foundations Cause More Problems Than They Solve

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It’s what foundations were created to do. But all too often, foundations, corporate grantmakers, and donors end up unintentionally causing problems instead of helping to solve them. Even with the best intentions, foundations often take actions that oppose the outcomes that both they and their grantees hope to achieve.

Offseason Planning for Revenue Growth: Tips from Maine Cancer Foundation

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#GMN2016 Annual Conference| Observations from Day 2

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Joann’s foundation asks: “What’s your big idea? He added that foundations need to build partnerships around common causes.

Starting an Association Online Community? Five Tips for Building a Strong Foundation

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While software is the foundation on which your community will live, there are important steps to take before you start building. Hmmmmmm.

#GMN2016 Annual Conference| Observations from Day 3

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There is a great need for foundations to be more vocal about the responsibilities of citizens. Here is the final tally: Minimal/Basic: 41%.

Knight Foundation Launches The Giving Day Play Book

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If your foundation has hosted a Giving Day, what do you think are the most important first planning steps? So you want to start a Giving Day.

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8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy

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This means identifying the individual people, the companies, the foundations, the government officials who share in your vision.

Are You or Your Nonprofit or Foundation Being an Askhole?

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And by "that guy," we mean "that organization, foundation, or agency." Vu Le. Executive Director. Rainier Valley Corps.

Measuring What Matters: How Funders and Nonprofits Can Leverage Data and Technology for Impact

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At MicroEdge and Blackbaud, our research reveals that almost 85% of foundations don’t know where to get started. Access to Data. Partnerships.

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Tech Planning Outcome: More Tech Choices at Grand Rapids Community Foundation

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Tech Planning Success at Grand Rapids Community Foundation. By doing so, the foundation hoped to increase staff satisfaction and productivity.

7 Things Foundations Might Not Know About TechSoup

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TechSoup has a lot to offer foundations, but the majority of foundations don't know it! See what we can do for your foundation! Most TechSoup Products Are Now Open to Nonprofit Foundations. In 2012 , IT product donations started to open up to nonprofit foundations. Microsoft Office 2016 (for PC or Mac).

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4 Important Considerations Before Investing in Today’s Technology for Tomorrow

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As an account executive for foundation management technology solutions at MicroEdge + Blackbaud , I get asked these questions a lot. Nonprofit Technology foundations Future of Technology MicroEdge nonprofit philanthropy software technologyWhat technology is best? How can I get the most out of my software solution? Implementation.

Revitalizing Global Partnerships to Further the Sustainable Development Goals

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This session also specifically showed the role that foundations do, and will continue to, play in addressing the SDGs. Looking Forward….

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Lessons from IGS16: The How-To’s for Applying the SDGs to Grantmaking

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Irene also shed light on this issue as she described how the IDP Foundation specifically contributes to targets within SDG #4 (Education).

Grantmaking Foundations Can Now Register with TechSoup

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Private 501(c)3 foundations can now register for TechSoup's product donation programs. From supporting arts and sciences to public health and community investment, foundations have been instrumental grantmakers in public life for decades. How to Register Your Foundation. Private Independent Foundation. Good news!

6 Tips from Valencia College Foundation for Virtual Fundraising Success

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While most of us were planning our July 4th barbeque, Valencia College Foundation was preparing to launch their First ONE campaign.

3 Ways Community Foundations Can Become the Donor’s Choice

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So, how does your community foundation become the donor’s choice? As a community foundation, you can offer expertise and advice. Trust.

Investing in Infrastructure: What Holds Foundations Back From Funding Technology?

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Today 1400 foundations received a letter from 22 organizations that support nonprofit infrastructure. The letter urges those foundations to commit to directing at least 1% of their grantmaking budgets to support the infrastructure upon which the nonprofit sector is built. Why is that? And will a letter like this make any difference?

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How Fundraisers & Grant Managers Can Collaborate to Achieve Stronger Results

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What has struck me as most interesting is how fundraisers and the staff they work with closely at foundations are quite similar.

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All Facets of the Impact Investing Field at SOCAP16

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Outcomes + Impact Financial Performance foundations Impact Investing nonprofits Outcomes SOCAP 2016 Social GoodSound familiar ?

The One Secret to Winning Foundation Grants

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Government and The Foundation Center, there are over $544 billion up for grabs each and every year from thousands of sources. (To Red flags?

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Social Media, Foundations, and Grantees: What Works, What Doesn’t?

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Grantees are reading about foundation’s programs through social media channels, but not engaging through social media channels with funders.

Donor-Advised Funds: Insight from the Experts

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Nonprofit Fundraising donor advised fund Giving USA Foundation Grants National Philanthropic TrustDonor-advised funds are a hot topic. billion.

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Using Design Thinking to ReThink Our Nonprofit or Community Foundation Work

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Is your organization or community foundation trying to take the first few steps towards working more transparently and engaging the community?

Packard Foundation OE Launches Their Strategy Refresh Site

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This post is from the OE Team at the Packard Foundation about the next steps in their public learning journey as part of program review.

Top Trends for Foundation Techies: A Report from TAG

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It was a pretty interesting look at what grantmaking foundations.( This fall I had a chance to attend my first TAG Annual Conference. Very fun.

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How the Latino Community Foundation Used Learning and Pivoting to Get Better Fundraising Results

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That’s exactly what the Latino Community Foundation did. The Latino Community Foundation (LCF) is the premier Latino fund in California.

3 Reasons You’re About to Love Outcomes Measurement

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Nonprofit Technology foundations Impact Investing Outcomes Outcomes MeasurementWhat is impact investing? How did I get here?

Change Management Is the Foundation of a Social Organization

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The foundation for social organization transformation is culture and leadership. Preorder the book!! Otherwise, change will not occur.