Inside Foundant – the Blog

Smart Management: The Innovation the Grantmaking Process Needs

Originally posted on Glasspockets February 17, 2016. (Beth Simone Noveck is director of the Governance Lab and a former U.S. deputy chief technology officer.  Andrew Young is associate director of research for the Governance Lab.  A version of this blog post first appeared in Governing.)        The way governments and many philanthropic institutions give out money to solve problems is stuck in the past. …     Continue Reading »

Think Like a Designer for Greater Impact in Philanthropy

Originally posted on PhilanthroFiles September 17, 2015 By Nadia Roumani, Stanford University’s Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) I have spent my career at foundations, nonprofits, think tanks, universities, and multinational organizations. I have enjoyed elucidating the root causes of complex problems, but I have been frustrated many times by the sector’s inability to generate effective solutions. In 2010, I attended a Stanford alumni …     Continue Reading »

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 »

The Transformational Power of Giving

By Patti Giglio, PSG Communications, LLC, on behalf of Exponent Philanthropy Originally posted August 11, 2015 on PhilanthroFiles Pierceton Woods Academy, a residential home for teenage boys in northeast Indiana, is the type of community based nonprofit you might expect to be the benefactor of philanthropic giving. The academy helps troubled boys by stepping in, temporarily, for their families and offering specialized structure and support. But …     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 »