Why Foundations Should Play a Collaborative, Connecting Role in Environmental Funding

by Aaron Lester on Oct 19, 2017 6:07:00 AM

Although the environmental sector only accounts for 3 percent of total giving in the U.S., environmental issues, particularly climate change, remain...

4 Big Myths About Cloud-Based Grants Management Software, Debunked

by Aaron Lester on Oct 12, 2017 2:00:28 PM

For foundations, cloud-based grants management software has evolved rapidly since its relatively recent introduction. Cloud-based systems have...

Why Compelling Video Storytelling Should Be a Priority at Your Nonprofit

by Kristen Evans on Oct 6, 2017 8:16:45 AM

During every fundraising event I helped to organize for 826 Boston, a literacy nonprofit based in Roxbury, MA, the lights dimmed and we hit play on...

Why Multimedia Storytelling Matters for Nonprofits

by Kristen Evans on Sep 22, 2017 6:21:24 AM

Despite budget constraints, investing in multimedia storytelling is more important than ever for nonprofit success – and we can help you make the...

Foundations: Your Impact Depends on How You Collaborate With Your Grantees

by Aaron Lester on Sep 14, 2017 5:27:00 AM

It's vitally important that foundations and nonprofits engage and collaborate in a healthy two-way relationship to bring about the change they both...

4 Tips To Becoming A Data-First Grants Manager

by Aaron Lester on Sep 7, 2017 7:48:05 AM

As a grants manager, you’ve always understood the importance of data, even if you don’t always consider yourself a tech guru. As the quarterback of...

How Can I Help People Affected By Hurricane Harvey?

by Aaron Lester on Aug 30, 2017 10:35:00 AM

   People making their way down a flooded street in Houston, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty

Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm when it made landfall near...

How to Track and Manage Your Grantseeking Operations

by Kristen Evans on Aug 24, 2017 6:03:00 AM

Successful grantseeking operations are as much about managing a wealth of information as they are about writing a stand-out proposal. From...

How To Value Grantee Voices For More Meaningful Impact Assessment

by Aaron Lester on Aug 17, 2017 6:09:00 AM

Measuring impact is challenging. There’s no two ways about it. Some funders skip important steps in development while others fail to pay enough...

Grantmakers: What Do Puppies and Organizational Change Have to Do With Each Other?

This post first appeared in the Blue Shield of California Foundation blog. Thank you to Gywyneth for sharing her puppies (pictured above) with us!