The 3 Most Important Ways to Share Data for Greater Impact

by Aaron Lester on Oct 27, 2016 7:07:00 AM

There’s no denying it. The way we work has fundamentally changed. Our cloud-based, bring-your-own-device, collaborative workspaces – virtual and...

How Foundations Can Empower Grantseekers and Reduce Grantee Burden

by Aaron Lester on Oct 24, 2016 10:54:02 AM

Many nonprofits struggle under the weight of grantee burden. Any unnecessary hoops that grantees are forced to jump through only serve to stifle the...

For Foundations, Becoming Data-Driven is a Journey Not a Destination

by David Goodman, Director of Impact at Fluxx on Oct 20, 2016 1:59:02 PM

First off, what does it really mean to be data-driven? And secondly, how do you get there? Two great questions I’ve thought a lot about. In fact, I...

Grants Management and the Foundation of the Future

This post first appeared on The Center for Effective Philanthropy blog.

At effective foundations, the how of grantmaking is everyone’s business.


Foundations: Create Broader Impact With a Culture of Collaboration

by Aaron Lester on Sep 21, 2016 9:05:00 AM

Philanthropy is changing. A new guard of social sector leadership is establishing a new way of working that maximizes impact and efficiency by...

How To Become Your Foundation's Data Expert

by Aaron Lester on Sep 19, 2016 11:32:00 AM

The role of grants manager has evolved in recent years from primarily executing the foundation’s overall grant efforts to managing critical data that...

The Future of Impact: How Technology is Changing the Game

by Jason Ricci on Sep 14, 2016 1:48:56 PM

Whether you call it “all hands on deck” or “all oars in the water,” it has always made sense to me that we employ all the tools at our disposal to...

Philanthropy's Biggest Bets Must Embrace Risk. And Transparency.

by Adriana Jimenez, Surdna Foundation on Aug 25, 2016 10:33:33 AM

Adriana Jimenez is grants manager at the Surdna Foundation and also serves on the board of directors of the Grants Managers Network This post was...

3 Reasons Your Foundation is Not Too Small for Grants Management Software

by Aaron Lester on Aug 24, 2016 7:09:46 AM

If you think your foundation is too small to warrant a grants management solution, think again.

Why Are Grantmakers Rushing to Adopt Grants Management Software?

by Aaron Lester on Jul 27, 2016 1:21:47 PM

More grantmakers are using grants management software than ever before. In fact, the number of users has grown 66 percent since 2013, according to ...