A Podcast for the Philanthropic Community

Listen to discussions with experts from funding organizations, nonprofits, and more to learn about out-of-the-box programs and initiatives that are successfully tackling today’s biggest challenges.

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Hear new granting strategies, and hear from other GLM/SLM users on some of the processes and tactics they are using to get maximum value out of their Foundant solutions.Links:Compass: Connect with other members of the philanthropic community at Community.foundant.comSocial: Follow Foundant Technologies on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and InstagramWebsite: Foundant.com
Join us as we explore the world of affinity programs and how this innovative approach can facilitate stronger connections with donors and save nonprofits time. Jenni Craig, President | Affinity Makers Jenni is a skilled fundraiser with 16 years of experience in higher education. Throughout her career, she has successfully raised millions for institutions through […]
What is technology planning and why is it important? Learn why this is one of the most neglected aspects of operating a nonprofit and how to avoid common pitfalls. Karen Graham | Karen Graham Consulting Karen is a speaker, trainer, writer, and consultant with expertise in technology leadership and innovation, nonprofit software, and digital strategy. Her […]
Thanks to many studies and research, we have much more information about giving trends, donor behaviors, and motivations that can inform how we best engage with our donors. This episode dispels common fundraising myths around recent trends in fundraising, donor motivations, ways donors give, and changing donor demographics. Barbara O’Reilly, Founder and Principal | Windmill Hill […]
Change is the only constant in life. How do you decide which change to embrace and which to dismiss as a fad? Which changes—whether systems or processes—will create space for the essential, impactful work supporting your mission? Tune in to this episode to learn how to identify, prioritize, and embrace it. Brad Ward, Regional Director, […]
Marie Palacios, Lead Consultant | Funding for Good Marie is an expert facilitator, certified by The Institute of Cultural Affairs in the USA, in evidence-based facilitation practices known as the ToP Method. She combines proven facilitation methods and her passion for community to facilitate dynamic and productive meetings. Marie enjoys facilitating community organizing, advocacy, consensus […]
Building grantor/grantee trust is a process that goes far beyond writing a check. It takes intention and thoughtful connection. A panel of private funders share stories about unique ways they are bringing community members into the grantmaking process and building better relationships with their nonprofit partners. From community involvement to focus groups to centering racial […]
Learn from your peers how they have created communication practices across departments and job types at their organizations. This webinar was originally recorded on 5/11/2023 and was moderated by Alyse Braaten In this coffee talk, we hear grantmakers, scholarship providers, and community foundations share challenges they’ve faced with internal communication and strategies they use to […]
Calculating and communicating the return on investment for a large software purchase is no easy task. This episode explores some useful marketing and selling strategies that can be applied to internal purchasing decisions. Lori Finch, Director for Nonprofit Sales and Sales Enablement | Foundant Technologies Lori is a dynamic and creative executive, strategist, and builder […]
Hear expert insights from Foundant’s copywriter on how to craft compelling copy. In this episode we cover the importance of considering your audience, writing for different mediums, where to find inspiration, adding personality when you are writing for an organization, and the power of stepping away. Katie Sproles, Marketing Copywriter | Foundant Technologies Throughout her […]