Data, Freeing Your Mind, and Philanthropy’s Moral Obligation, A Conversation With Suki O'Kane of the Haas Fund

By Aaron Lester on 10/06/2015


Access to data has given grantmakers the ability to make informed decisions, understand their progress, and find deeper meaning in their funding choices.  But data collection, data analysis, and finding this deeper meaning don’t always come easy. Many philanthropy professionals probably didn’t envision data wrangling as part of their job description when they decided to enter the field.

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Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation Finds Insights Through Data

By Jaime Morocco on 09/23/2015


For 16 years, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation had been using a widely respected software solution to help keep track of the grantmaking process, but Andrea Dobson, Chief Operating & Financial Officer at the foundation found it tedious and inefficient.

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What Should My Grants Management Solution Do for Me?

By Aaron Lester on 08/03/2015


Grantmaking can be a complex and time consuming venture, even for relatively small or mid-sized grantmakers, to say nothing of the foundations paying out grants in the millions or even billions of dollars. Managing the entire process – tracking scores of applications, reviewers, requirements, and payments all simultaneously – takes serious planning, foresight, and a good grants management software solution.

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What is Grantmaking Data and Why is it Important?

By Aaron Lester on 07/22/2015


The world is a complex place. No one knows this better than the people who make it their mission to help solve today’s most urgent problems.

Increasingly, foundations and other grantmakers are turning to the power of data – and technology that makes access to that data possible – to help navigate the complexities of making change in a hyper-connected, interdependent world.

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