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Why July Cannot Come Fast Enough (Hint: YPC)

Originally posted by Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation By Magdalen Sullivan, Youth Philanthropy Connect Fellow and member of the Tracy Family Foundation I’ve only been to Disney once before. The park is a magical place for anyone, but especially a 5-year-old. Leading up to the trip, I couldn’t wait to go on the rides, meet my favorite characters, and see the stories I grew up …     Continue Reading »

Should Grantmakers Move Online?

Online Grants and Scholarship Management vs. Online Applications Have you been considering online options for your grantmaking? If you answered “yes,” then you’re probably aware of all the options that are available. Everything from simple Google forms and spreadsheets to huge installed systems with all the “bells and whistles.” And all the information might seem overwhelming if you’re not sure of exactly what you need. The …     Continue Reading »

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 »

Meet Claus Schmidt – Foundant’s Senior Software Developer

Having been born in Germany and enjoying some of those years in the Bavarian Alps, I was duly impressed by the mountains of Montana. A friend of mine had moved with his family to Bozeman, and during my first visit I spent a week backpacking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. While standing on the Continental Divide looking West at the seemingly endless mountain ranges, I knew that …     Continue Reading »

Youth Philanthropy Under the Big Sky

As a member of the Foundant team I have had the privilege of working with many grantmaking organizations, and hearing about all the great work they do. But of all the initiatives, I have always been drawn to organizations that run youth philanthropy programs. Youth philanthropy is a concept where grantmaking organizations give kids the ability to decide where a specific pool of grant money …     Continue Reading »