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Connected Philanthropy Foundant Technologies

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Listen to discussions with experts from funding organizations, nonprofits, and more to learn about out-of-the-box programs and initiatives that are successfully tackling today’s biggest challenges. New episodes every other Monday!

This show is brought to you by Foundant Technologies. More of our educational resources can be found here: resources.foundant.com

    Top 3 Ways Nonprofit Boards Drive Organization Direction

    Top 3 Ways Nonprofit Boards Drive Organization Direction

    Mission, vision, and strategy are imperative for nonprofit organizations. Mandy Pearce and Marie Palacios discuss the difference between the three and the ways nonprofit boards should realize these important communications
    Mandy Pearce, CFRE | Owner | https://fundingforgood.org/ (Funding for Good)
    In 2009, visionary, Mandy Pearce, founded her flagship company, Funding for Good, to equip organizations with all of the skills and tools needed to become successful and sustainable. She continues to enjoy evolving this company to meet the changing demands of the nonprofit world.
    For over two decades, Mandy and her team of experts have shared their proficiency in fundraising through executive coaching, strategic and development planning, seminars and specialized consulting programs. Mandy’s dynamic teaching style has brought thousands of people to her presentations at conventions, training workshops and online platforms. Mandy established Funding for Good, Inc. upon the core values of honesty, efficiency, direct communication and bringing sustainable dollars to local communities.
    Mandy lives in Hickory with her husband, Ricardo, and their two furbabies, Dalli and Max. She and Ricardo also own and operate a successful landscaping and custom woodworking company, Two Green Thumbs and More (https://twogreenthumbsandmore.com/ (twogreenthumbsandmore.com)). On her decompression days, she enjoys working in their garden, sipping sweet tea on their porch swing with a good magazine and cooking gourmet meals for their family and friends.
    Marie Palacios | Lead Consultant | https://fundingforgood.org/ (Funding for Good)
    Marie is an expert facilitator, certified by The Institute of Cultural Affairs in the USA, in evidence-based facilitation practices known as the ToP Method. She combines proven facilitation methods and her passion for community to facilitate dynamic and productive meetings. Marie enjoys facilitating community organizing, advocacy, consensus building, and action planning workshops for diverse organizations across the nation. Over the past two decades, Marie has worn every hat imaginable in the nonprofit world: volunteer, board member, program director, executive director, and development consultant.
    Her nonprofit specialties include strategic planning facilitation, program design, board development, grant writing, and messaging. Marie is bilingual and uses her Spanish skills to provide language access services for businesses and local government sectors, teach Spanish for Professional Courses, and coordinate missions in Latin America through her consulting company, MP Pro Consult. Marie is a native of Morganton, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and three children.
    Links
    http://www.fundingforgood.org/ (www.fundingforgood.org)
    https://fundingforgood.org/free-pre-strategic-planning-checklist/ (pre-strategic planning checklist)
    YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/fundingforgood (https://www.youtube.com/fundingforgood)
    https://fundingforgood.org/product/onboarding-strategies-how-to-build-an-active-board/ (Onboarding Strategies: How to Build an Active Board Webinar)
    https://fundingforgood.org/product/strategic-planning-creating-a-process-that-produces-results/ (Strategic Planning: Creating a Process that Produces Results Webinar)
    https://fundingforgood.org/product/executive-committees-in-action/ (Executive Committees in Action Webinar)
    Blog – https://resources.foundant.com/blog/the-dysfunctional-board-what-nonprofit-boards-need-to-know-to-improve (The Dysfunctional Board: What Nonprofit Boards Need to Know to Improve)
    Related Podcast Episode – https://www.foundant.com/podcast/balance-of-power-understanding-where-the-nonprofit-board-roles-end-and-staff-begins/ (Balance of Power: Understanding Where the Nonprofit Board Roles End and Staff Begins)
    https://fundingforgood.org/training/webinar-series/nonprofit-leadership-development/ (Funding For Good...

    • 35 min
    Staying Connected With Your Board of Directors

    Staying Connected With Your Board of Directors

    In this episode, we discuss strategies and ideas to keep your Board connected and engaged with your important philanthropic work.
    Topics:
    What are your policies and procedures for your Board of Directors and Committees?
    How do you recruit and bring on new members?
    How do you structure committees and what responsibilities come with that membership?
    Do you have any events or special things you do to engage your Board Members?

    Connect with other members of the philanthropic community at https://community.foundant.com/ (Community.foundant.com)

    • 34 min
    Values in Trust Based Grantmaking

    Values in Trust Based Grantmaking

    Diversity and inclusion is an important value in everyday life and in Trust Based Grantmaking. In this episode of Connected Philanthropy, we discuss our values in Grantmaking, and how they help our foundations and their applicants.
    Topics:
    What does value base grantmaking look like in your practices?
    What does this look like for applications?
    What changes have you already made based on your values?

    Additional links mentioned:
    https://grantadvisor.org/ (GrantAdvisor)

    Connect with other members of the philanthropic community at https://community.foundant.com/ (Community.foundant.com)

    • 30 min
    Grant Professionals - We are a Community

    Grant Professionals - We are a Community

    Johna Rodgers shares the importance of community and communication she has observed in her 25+ years working with nonprofits.
    Johna Rodgers, GPC | Johna Rodgers Consulting, LLC
    Johna Rodgers, GPC, has been there and done that. And almost every step of her divergent path included grants. For nearly 30 years, Johna has helped organizations of all types and sizes address their most critical needs—at the federal, state, corporate, and grassroots levels. In 2015, she opened Johna Rodgers Consulting, LLC, a full-service consulting agency. With more than $162 million in grant awards, she has the competitive experience needed to ensure proposals are fundable; as importantly, she has learned to work efficiently with dozens of partners and their conflicting ideas, missions, and concerns. Johna is a Board Member of the Grant Professional Association (GPA), a member of the National Grant Management Association, a national trainer for Grant Writing USA/Grant Management USA, and a GPA Approved Trainer. She is also a former board member and exam administrator for the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI).
    Grant Professionals Association (GPA): https://grantprofessionals.org/ (https://grantprofessionals.org/ )
    GPC (Grant Professional Certified) https://www.grantcredential.org/ (https://www.grantcredential.org/ )
    Johna’s webinars and blogs with Foundant:
    Burnout: https://resources.foundant.com/education-webinars-for-nonprofits/you-are-not-alone-burnout-is-real-relevant-and-recoverable (https://resources.foundant.com/education-webinars-for-nonprofits/you-are-not-alone-burnout-is-real-relevant-and-recoverable)
    Working with Your Program Team: https://resources.foundant.com/education-webinars-for-nonprofits/program-development-insights-learning-to-juggle-machetes-and-other-necessary-evils (https://resources.foundant.com/education-webinars-for-nonprofits/program-development-insights-learning-to-juggle-machetes-and-other-necessary-evils )
    What does a grant writing do: https://resources.foundant.com/blog/what-do-grant-writers-do-12-steps-to-help-you-explain (https://resources.foundant.com/blog/what-do-grant-writers-do-12-steps-to-help-you-explain)

    Contact Info:
    email: Johna Rodgers " rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">
    Social: https://twitter.com/JohnaRodgersGPC (https://twitter.com/JohnaRodgersGPC)

    Want to see additional resources? https://resources.foundant.com/ (Visit resources.foundant.com)
    Connect with other members of the philanthropic community at https://community.foundant.com/ (Community.foundant.com)

    • 36 min
    Building Relationships: Advice From Funders

    Building Relationships: Advice From Funders

    Hear ideas and strategies from funders on how they are maintaining human connection in the time of COVID.
    Topics:
    How are you building relationships with Grantees
    How are you building relationships with Funders
    How are you building relationships within your Organization

    Want to see additional resources? https://resources.foundant.com/ (Visit resources.foundant.com)
    Connect with other members of the philanthropic community at https://community.foundant.com/ (Community.foundant.com)

    • 37 min
    Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity

    Human error is what will cause you to succumb to a cyber attack, education and caution are our best tools. In this episode, Cory Brester and Tammy Tilzey talk about the simple but important ways you should be protecting yourself and your organization from cyber attacks.
    Cory Brester | Director of CRM and Information Systems, Foundant Technologies
    Cory supports a fast-growing team focused on maximizing the philanthropic community. As a software solution provider for grantmakers, grantseekers, scholarship providers, and community foundations Foundant is tasked with supporting the infrastructure of philanthropic programs everywhere; in order to be successful at this, Foundant needs a reliable infrastructure of its own. Cory manages Foundant’s internal corporate IT infrastructure and systems as well as leads the company initiatives on cybersecurity. Since starting at Foundant in 2011, Cory has spent much of his efforts planning and developing efficiencies and systems to support Foundant’s growth. His 8-year history with Foundant has allowed him to participate in sales and support - providing the internal experience necessary to provide a framework and continuity to information system processes and data integrity. Outside of his daily management work, Cory also enjoys sharing his cybersecurity knowledge through Foundant education resources, such as blogs and hosted webinars. Cory came to Bozeman from the agricultural community of Laurel, MT to pursue degrees in Finance and Accounting at Montana State University.
    Password managers:
    LastPass
    OnePassword
    PassPack

    Password analyzer: https://haveibeenpwned.com/ (https://haveibeenpwned.com/).
    Examples and information on: https://www.cisa.gov/uscert/ncas/tips/ST04-014 (Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks)
    Blog articles referenced, etc.
    https://resources.foundant.com/blog/cyber-attacks-not-just-for-facebook (https://resources.foundant.com/blog/cyber-attacks-not-just-for-facebook)
    https://resources.foundant.com/blog/know-thy-passwords-a-guide-to-security (https://resources.foundant.com/blog/know-thy-passwords-a-guide-to-security)
    https://resources.foundant.com/blog/gone-phishin-what-to-watch-for-and-how-to-keep-from-being-a-big-phish (https://resources.foundant.com/blog/gone-phishin-what-to-watch-for-and-how-to-keep-from-being-a-big-phish)
    https://resources.foundant.com/education-webinars-for-grantmakers/trick-or-treat-banish-your-cybersecurity-fears (https://resources.foundant.com/education-webinars-for-grantmakers/trick-or-treat-banish-your-cybersecurity-fears)
    https://resources.foundant.com/philanthropy-experience/security-q-a-with-high-point-networks (https://resources.foundant.com/philanthropy-experience/security-q-a-with-high-point-networks)

    Want to see additional resources? https://resources.foundant.com/ (Visit resources.foundant.com)
    Connect with other members of the philanthropic community at https://community.foundant.com/ (Community.foundant.com)

    • 23 min

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