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Foundant Resource Roundup: Best of March 2017

Resource Roundup: Best of March 2017 [Infographic] Nonprofit Organizational Health & Sustainability Benchmark Originally posted by Bloomerang | March 8, 2017 Even though sustainability is somewhat of a buzzword in the sector, it is attainable by any nonprofit through just a few key metrics and internal processes. We were curious whether or not the average nonprofit organization, and the sector as a whole, is on …     Continue Reading »

Capacity problems? Interns to the rescue!

As your organization grows and opportunities become more numerous, capacity problems will make themselves known. This is true in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors and isn’t something you can power through with talent and gumption–even if that’s what got you this far. This is a tipping point. You need general operating support, but you also can’t get too crazy, or you might cause your …     Continue Reading »

Resource Roundup: Best of February 2017

For this month’s Foundant Resource Roundup, we searched the web for content that jumped out at us and rounded it up for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! Foundant Resource Roundup Mapping a Foundation’s Impact Investing Journey by Rosalie Sheehy Cates, Senior Advisor Originally posted on philanthropynw.org February 22, 2017 One hundred million dollars. That’s how much money Surdna Foundation has now allocated to impact investing, just …     Continue Reading »

Resource Roundup: Best of January 2017

January has flown by! But that didn’t stop the philanthropic sector from creating the usual great content. Here’s a roundup of our favorites from January 2017: Exponent Philanthropy, Philanthrofiles Trust is Essential to Changemaking; Funders Must Take the First Step By Andy Carroll, Exponent Philanthropy, and Colleen O’Keefe, Sauer Family Foundation In any group or in any relationship, trust is the feeling that allows people to …     Continue Reading »

How One Community Foundation Quadrupled Their Activity without Increasing Staff

Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) is located in a small, but very active community in the northwest corner of Washington State. In 2011, with assets of $4 million spread across 70+ funds, they had outgrown their “off the shelf” bookkeeping software. Over half their limited staff time was spent on accounting, but they struggled with finding a technology solution that was the right fit. Existing …     Continue Reading »