Inside Foundant – the Blog

Crowdsourcing, Transparency, & Training: Using Webinars to Increase Accessibility & Accountability

I manage a newer grant program at the Ohio History Connection (formerly, the Ohio Historical Society), which is funded in a relatively novel way. The grant program is called the History Fund. It is supported by donations Ohioans make to the Ohio History Connection through their state tax returns. In 2013, if you were an Ohio taxpayer due to receive a state tax refund, you …     Continue Reading »

Learning to Simplify

By Bridget Wilkinson With each new career pursued in a lifetime, there is usually a steep learning curve. Last September, I was hired as the first Foundation Manager of the Bozeman Area Community Foundation (BACF). The BACF was formed in 2003 to serve both donors and nonprofits in the Bozeman area. BACF strives to nurture a culture of philanthropy by building and stewarding permanent community …     Continue Reading »

A Framework to Communicate Philanthropy

  (Jeannine Corey is director of grants information management at the Foundation Center. A version of this post also appears on the GuideStar blog and Philanthropy News Digest.) Language allows us to communicate complex ideas and acquire information using an agreed-on structure and process. Variations in language around the globe increase the level of effort needed to communicate with people across borders, but it’s not impossible if you …     Continue Reading »