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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 »

Introducing Our Two Newest Team Members: Shana Keilson and Andrew Sample

Shana: I was born and raised in Boulder, CO and hauled my multiple bikes and skis out to Montana to study at MSU. Seven years later (sorry Mom and Dad), I finally graduated with a degree in Business, focusing on Information Systems, and I’ve truly established myself here in Bozeman. The outdoor activities and opportunities are unparalleled, and when I’m not at work, you can …     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 »

SPARK Talks, Team Building, and Foundations 101: 2015 Foundant Mid-Year Planning Meetings

  We just completed our annual mid-year meetings and I wanted to share the experience with our community of friends. We focus on culture and learning during these annual meetings, and I’m very excited about the progress we made on both fronts this year. Our all-staff meetings are always a good reminder of how much we’ve grown over the past couple years, and it was …     Continue Reading »