Inside Foundant – the Blog

Education Foundations: Investing in Students

by Cory Brester, CRM and Information Systems Manager This March, I traveled to Chicago for the National Schools Foundation Associations 12th Annual National Conference (NSFA). What an amazing opportunity to see education foundations from large to small come together, share ideas, and explore the important role they play in addressing the needs of students in so many different types of communities. If you are not a …     Continue Reading »

Five Ways Grants Managers Can Dig into Data to Make a Difference

A GMN 2016 Session Recap This post originally appeared on Grants Managers Network blog on June 23rd, 2016 | by Hannah Kahn In March 2016, we gathered at the Grants Managers Network conference in New Orleans. The resounding theme that echoed throughout the sessions was how the field of grants management is evolving and how we as grants managers are increasingly playing vital roles in guiding …     Continue Reading »

Grantees of the World…

Unite – And Speak Up! by Suzanne Perry Originally posted on TrendTrack, a GrantStation blog.     A few months ago, I was in contact with Jessamyn Shams-Lau, executive director of a California family foundation, and noticed something different about her email signature. Below her name appears the sentence: “You should rate me anonymously here on Funder Feedback.” The link takes you to a series of questions, including: …     Continue Reading »

Why July Cannot Come Fast Enough (Hint: YPC)

Originally posted by Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation By Magdalen Sullivan, Youth Philanthropy Connect Fellow and member of the Tracy Family Foundation I’ve only been to Disney once before. The park is a magical place for anyone, but especially a 5-year-old. Leading up to the trip, I couldn’t wait to go on the rides, meet my favorite characters, and see the stories I grew up …     Continue Reading »

Should Grantmakers Move Online?

Online Grants and Scholarship Management vs. Online Applications Have you been considering online options for your grantmaking? If you answered “yes,” then you’re probably aware of all the options that are available. Everything from simple Google forms and spreadsheets to huge installed systems with all the “bells and whistles.” And all the information might seem overwhelming if you’re not sure of exactly what you need. The …     Continue Reading »