Inside Foundant – the Blog

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 »

Working with Multiple Funders

FLEXIBILITY IS KEY by Suzanne Perry GrantStation Contributing Author – Originally posted on TrendTrack. Two (or more) funders are better than one, right? They can be if together they provide the resources to ensure that a nonprofit can start and maintain a successful program. Many organizations patch together money from a combination of foundations, government agencies, businesses, banks, and even commercial investors – an approach …     Continue Reading »

Fundraising is Important. Making a Difference, More So.

By Marc Gunther Originally posted on Nonprofit Chronicles | April 3, 2016 So much activity in the nonprofit sector focuses on fundraising. Books, articles, webinars, conferences and consultants stand ready to help nonprofits write a grant application, raise money online or cultivate millennials. That’s understandable. Without money, nonprofits will fail. But, just as companies run the risk of obsessing over their revenues and profits–as opposed to their products, …     Continue Reading »