How to Make a Grantee Report a Valuable Asset for Your Foundation

By Dawn Lauter on 07/11/2018

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Grantee reports are essential for foundations, helping determine disbursements and grants. Reporting is also a vital part of making grants and a fantastic opportunity for grantees to share advancement with grantmakers. But done inefficiently, it can be a tedious task that contributes little to grantmaker or grantee.

Done right, reporting can be a meaningful exchange of data and stories as well as a tremendous opportunity for growth for both grantees and grant makers.

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Are Nonprofits Ready for The Slate 90 - and Does It Matter?

By Madeline Duva on 07/02/2018

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Popular online magazine Slate recently released a new series about philanthropy. With The Slate 90, the journal will start ranking the largest American nonprofits by revenue, organized according to nine categories ranging from the arts to health. Its goal is to increase scrutiny of the growing philanthropic sector and provide what it calls “a more robust and useful portrait of the tax-free economy” and “the nonprofit-industrial complex” in particular. This snapshot of US philanthropy, based on 2015 data, shows the contemporary giving landscape.

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Foundation Leaders Weigh In On the Changing Donor Landscape

By Madeline Duva on 06/25/2018

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Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation

The latest wave of donors is changing philanthropy as we know it. Along the way, younger philanthropists are also transforming how foundations work, and specifically creating a need for collaboration through technology.

That was the perspective of the panelists at Fluxx’s sixth annual philanthropic speaker series, A New Age in Philanthropic Giving, held earlier this year at the Ford Foundation in Manhattan. The panel, led by Sam Caplan, now CIO of the Walton Family Foundation, included Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation; Nick Tedesco, senior philanthropic advisor at J.P. Morgan; and David Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy and author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age.

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Three Trends Shaping the Future of Philanthropy

By Madeline Duva on 05/30/2018

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Over the past couple of years, we've seen a number of major trends that are shifting the traditional models of giving and philanthropy, not least of which is greater interest in giving, and increasing overall value in the amount of dollar amounts being donated.

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Peak Conference Recap and Five Key Takeaways

By Sam Caplan, Senior Director of Insights & Engagement on 03/26/2018

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2018 Peak Grantmaking conference just wrapped up, and what a fantastic time we had connecting with old friends and making new ones. So many members of the Fluxx family come to Peak every year in search of new skills, ideas, and fellowship, and this year was highly successful on all fronts.

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Corporate Foundations: Are You Ready for ESG?

By Sam Caplan, Senior Director of Insights & Engagement on 02/08/2018

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ESG, or "Environmental, Social, and Governance," is quickly emerging as the de facto dataset for assessing a corporation's sustainable and ethical business practices.

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The Award-Winning Fluxx Support Team Is On A Mission

By Kenji Hayward, Director of Support on 01/23/2018

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The Fluxx Support team is on a mission. Simply put, we want to make as many Fluxx customers  as possible, as happy as possible. This uncomplicated premise drives everything team members strive for on a daily basis.

That’s why I’m so proud to announce that our team has been named a finalist for the 12th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service. We could not be more excited.

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Grants Management Software: How To Get Buy-In Before You Buy

By Aaron Lester on 01/18/2018

iStock-825151062-494407-edited.jpgFor foundations big and small, grants management software not only streamlines your operations, but can also give you a new perspective on your organization's work. From revealing insights through data to automating processes to improving operational transparency, the right software can be a critical component to achieving your mission.

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Is Blockchain the Future of Philanthropy?

By Sam Caplan, Senior Director of Insights & Engagement on 01/09/2018

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Lately it feels like we’re living in a golden era of technology and innovation. In the past few years we’ve seen several technologies emerge to make a major impact in our lives: the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and now blockchain.

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5 Ways To Be An Even More Effective Foundation CFO

By Aaron Lester on 01/03/2018

More Effective CFO.jpgThe most basic job description of a CFO is to manage an organization’s finances. But the simplicity of this description belies the complexity of the role, especially when it comes to understanding day-to-day responsibilities or big-picture goals at a charitable foundation.

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