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 ...

Using Strategic Storytelling to Increase Impact: The Grants Manager’s Role

by RJ Bee on Jun 15, 2016 1:31:29 PM

This post originally appeared on GMNsight, the journal of Grants Managers Network.

There are few topics and ideas that have generated as much buzz in...

Foundation Transparency and Machine Readable IRS 990s: Is the Game Over?

by Brad Smith, Foundation Center on Jun 3, 2016 4:35:15 AM

The tranquil world of America's foundations is about to be shaken, but if you read the Center for Effective Philanthropy's (CEP) recent study – ...

What Are Capacity-Building Grants and Why Are They Game Changers?

by Eliza Smith on May 20, 2016 6:47:38 AM

I am all for the most recent developments in philanthropy. For example, I like data: It helps us measure things like program quality and even overall...

Surdna Foundation Has a Plan To Build Strong Local Economies

by Mitch Nauffts, Foundation Center on May 17, 2016 8:45:43 AM

You don't need a political scientist to tell you something is amiss in America. It's there, lurking, in the presidential primary campaigns of Donald...