Inside Foundant – the Blog

Want to Increase Nonprofit Funding? Start by Increasing Your Transparency

Originally Posted: On GuideStar Blog July 30, 2015 · by Jasmine Marrow · in Nonprofit Leadership and Practice. · On July 16th, GuideStar partnered with GlobalGiving, Foundant Technologies, and The California Endowment for a live demonstration on how nonprofits can update theirGuideStar Nonprofit Profile and give their organization the potential to increase its funding through major foundations, corporate giving portals, and individual donors.  In case you missed it, …     Continue Reading »

6 Ways to Champion Change From the Inside Out

By Ruth Masterson, Exponent Philanthropy  Originally posted on Exponent Philanthropy’s blog, PhilanthroFiles  Do you want to catalyze change at your foundation? Perhaps you want to improve board dynamics, refine your mission, or implement new technology. Many forces can initiate change, and here we explore how your fellow trustees and staff champion change successfully from the inside out. Every situation is different, of course, and we encourage you to use these ideas not as …     Continue Reading »

Awareness of Self, Partners, and Field Essential to Building Organization and Sector Capacity

By Eliza Smith – Special Projects Associate for Glasspockets at Foundation Center – San Francisco Original Post: Transparency Talk In an open session held at Foundation Center in San Francisco on April 29, we explored two exciting tools to help those in the social sector get smarter about building organizational and sector capacity—through awareness. As we explored Foundation Center’s data visualization tool, Foundation Maps Professional 2.0, and …     Continue Reading »

Intentional Philanthropy: A Framework

By Sara J. Redington Originally posted on The Miles Foundation’s blog Exponent Philanthropy’s 2015 Next Gen Fellows Program kicked off last week with a training intensive in Washington, D.C. Besides enjoying unseasonably warm weather and a robust conversation with foundation leaders from across the country, I was immediately captured by the intentionality with which the Exponent faculty and Next Gen Fellows approached their work. These …     Continue Reading »

We Don’t Have All the Answers

As much as we’d like to think we know everything (insert appropriate level of sarcasm here), we must admit that we are not all-knowing. Bummer! In all seriousness – we don’t have all the answers. That’s why our partnerships with grantmaker associations and philanthropic service providers are so valuable to us. These relationships allow us to “pick the brain” of people who really understand the …     Continue Reading »