Customized vs. Configurable Software Solutions: Which Should You Choose?
The debate over the pros and cons of configurable vs. customized software has arrived at the main stage.
5 Ways Your Grantees Can Use Storytelling to Prove Impact—and How You Can Help
Your grantees are doing incredible boots-on-the-ground work every day. Their programs are well-run. Their staff members are intelligent and engaging. [...]
3 Ways Grantmakers Can Jumpstart a Culture of Well-Being for Employees and Grantees
As a grantmaker, you’re on a mission to make a positive impact in your community through grantmaking. You love what [...]
Amplifying Female Voices: Strategies for Equitable and Inclusive Grantmaking
Like many diversity efforts, including women’s voices in grantmaking decisions—particularly women from historically marginalized groups—doesn’t often happen organically. Typically, it [...]
What is Grant Management?
From reviewing applicants to awarding payments, Blackbaud breaks down everything you need to know about grant management in this article. [...]
Going Beyond the Dollar: The Community Leadership Role of Foundations
Foundations play a crucial role in supporting nonprofit organizations and driving positive change within communities. Traditionally, their primary function has [...]
The Unrecognized Risk of Status Quo Problem-Solving Skills for Grantmakers
In a sector that is so risk-averse—afraid of change, reluctant to explore new ideas, and adopt new practices—why do we [...]
Types of Grants That Every Nonprofit Should Know
Of the many ways a nonprofit organization can get funding, grants often seem like the holy grail. Fill out a [...]
5 Trends in Grantmaking that We Think Have Staying Power
Sometimes trends are purely of the moment—a fun way to mark the past, like shag carpet and 8-track tapes. But [...]
Trust-Based Philanthropy: “Walking the Talk” Towards Long-Term Financial Wellness
We’ve recently witnessed an unprecedented number of what many consider to be “transformational gifts” across the social sector. Contributions range [...]