21st-Century Tools for 21st-Century Community Foundations

Community Foundations represent one of the most dynamic parts of the philanthropy sector today. We recently collaborated with Guidestar and several other organizations serving community foundations to give you insight into the technology for this sector.  The world has changed dramatically since the first community foundation opened its

December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Philanthropy, White Paper|

4 Reasons Why Your Foundation Should Manage Grants with a Whole Organization Solution

This is a special guest post with roundCorner. As foundations expand in size and scope, siloed legacy systems become increasingly ineffective for grants management. We find that more foundations are placing their trust in whole organization platforms to handle all their processes around philanthropic giving. Salesforce is one

March 15th, 2017|Categories: Getting Started, Philanthropy, Blog|

Data-Driven Funders: In Search of Insights

Foundations are beginning to shift their attitudes toward data, information, and knowledge. They've recognized how critical it is to understand their social impact. In addition to simply tracking the operational details of grants management, they are leveraging continuous improvement techniques and collecting data to better understand and drive grantee outcomes. In this report,

November 1st, 2016|Categories: Philanthropy|

2016 Dreamforce Guide for Philanthropic Organizations

Let us be your guide! Check out the best panels and activities for philanthropic organizations at Dreamforce. Download our guide by clicking on the image below.  

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Philanthropy|

Focus vs. Breadth in Nonprofit Tech — How Do You Choose?

Eric Magnuson Director of Sales In your organization’s search for technology, you are likely confronted by the difficult choice between narrowly-focused products and broader one-size-fits-all solutions. Both extremes seem to add value. Products that focus deeply

August 9th, 2016|Categories: Education, Human Services, Philanthropy, Blog|Tags: , |

The Importance of Funder Investment in Technology

Steve Andersen Philanthropy Practice Director Steve Andersen leads Exponent Partners’ Foundation practice, helping philanthropies be more effective in driving positive social change. Prior to joining Exponent Partners, he spent 15 years helping nonprofits use technology to achieve their

July 8th, 2016|Categories: Philanthropy, Blog|

Data Drives Us: 5 Lessons from Tipping Point Community’s Impact + Learning Team

We're excited to share philanthropy data best practices from our client Tipping Point Community. This content was previously published on their Medium channel.  Over the past 10 years, there has been a huge shift in how philanthropists use data. Funders have switched from simply collecting transactional information about their grants

March 31st, 2016|Categories: Best Practices, Philanthropy, Blog|Tags: , |

Data-Driven Funders: In Search of Insights

Foundations are beginning to shift their attitudes toward data, information, and knowledge. They've recognized how crucial it is to understand their impact on social change. In addition to simply tracking the operational details of grants management, they are leveraging continuous improvement techniques and collecting data to better understand and drive grantee outcomes. In

March 13th, 2016|Categories: Featured - Resources, Philanthropy, White Paper|Tags: , |

How Do you Become a Strategic Grantmaker Using Technology?

Steve Andersen Philanthropy Practice Director In the abstract, strategic grantmaking can seem like a fairly obvious aspiration. Of course you intend to have a bigger impact with your grantmaking, and to help your grantees amplify their impact. But how

October 29th, 2015|Categories: Philanthropy, Blog|Tags: , , , |

Dreamforce 2015 Highlight: Next-Generation Grantmaking for Impact – foundationConnect

Grant management processes can be complex, and foundations are often challenged by the task of fulfilling their organization's mission while managing their grant lifecycle. Hear from two of our philanthropic clients, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and Open Society Foundations,  on their use of Salesforce -- including foundationConnect

September 16th, 2015|Categories: Philanthropy, Video|