Peak Conference Recap and Five Key Takeaways

The 2018 Peak Grantmaking conference just wrapped up, and what a fantastic time we had connecting with old friends and making new ones. So many...

Corporate Foundations: Are You Ready for ESG?

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

The Award-Winning Fluxx Support Team Is On A Mission

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...

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

by Aaron Lester on 01/18/2018

For foundations big and small, grants management software not only streamlines your operations, but can also give you a new perspective on your...

Is Blockchain the Future of Philanthropy?

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...

5 Ways To Be An Even More Effective Foundation CFO

by Aaron Lester on 01/03/2018

The 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...

Tackling a Political Sea Change: 2017 Signals the Importance of Faster, More Flexible Philanthropy

by Aaron Lester on 12/18/2017

Despite – or perhaps, because of – the unexpected results of the 2016 presidential election, giving trends for last year were overwhelmingly...

It’s Time to Rethink the Final Report: How to Create a More Meaningful Feedback Loop

by Aaron Lester on 12/05/2017

This post was originally published on the PEAK Grantmaking blog in November, 2017.

It’s inevitable: at the end of every grant cycle, a final report...

Program Managers: Do You Have a Love/Hate Relationship With Data? It's time to fix that.

by Aaron Lester on 11/22/2017

As a program manager and subject expert, you’ve always believed in the importance of capturing information and stories that articulate the impact of...

Grants Managers: How to Think Like a Data Scientist

by Aaron Lester on 11/10/2017

Chances are, if you began your career as a grants manager 10 or 15 years ago, you didn’t consider yourself a tech pro, or a data wizard. You probably...