Inside Foundant – the Blog

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 »

Hello, Customer Service? Are You There?

I recently received my annual family Christmas cards in the mail… sans picture. Yep, beautiful cards on amazing matte card stock with a festive tree and “Happy Holidays from the Laird Family”… no picture. This was a new company I used because (I’m ashamed to say) the price was simply lower and it seemed really easy. But, when I reached out to customer service… crickets. …     Continue Reading »

Working with Grantees: A Relationship Worth Building

When I first began my dive into the philanthropy industry, the thing that always fascinated me was the give and take dynamic between a funder and their grantees. I’ve been amazed at the different ways of going about it; some funders choose a hands off approach, while others develop close and long lasting relationships with those they fund. Both have their benefits and drawbacks–what works …     Continue Reading »

3 Tips for Measuring Impact

About Mark Larimer Over the last 10 years, we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over 1,000 funders. A couple of months ago, I had the privilege of sharing some of what we’ve learned during that time with the Exponent Philanthropy audience on Philanthrophiles through a blog titled From Our Work with 1,000 Funders: 3 Tips for Measuring Impact. This is definitely a hot topic right …     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 »