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Hear ideas, advice, and stories from scholarship providers across North America about their scholarship processes. This show is for funders who want to listen and learn from peers to discover new strategies to maximizing their philanthropic impact. Join us for coffee and conversation!

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

Unlike a lot of podcasts out there, you can participate yourself by registering for a future coffee talk webinar. To be featured in a future episode, register here: https://scholarshipproviders.foundant.com/events/

Scholarship Provider Coffee Talks Foundant Technologies

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Hear ideas, advice, and stories from scholarship providers across North America about their scholarship processes. This show is for funders who want to listen and learn from peers to discover new strategies to maximizing their philanthropic impact. Join us for coffee and conversation!

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

Unlike a lot of podcasts out there, you can participate yourself by registering for a future coffee talk webinar. To be featured in a future episode, register here: https://scholarshipproviders.foundant.com/events/

    Managing Scholarships in a New Normal

    Managing Scholarships in a New Normal

    As we enter a new year, COVID continues to change how we serve students and donors. More students are seeking scholarship deferrals to take gap years or attend community colleges. There is also an increase in non-traditional scholarship applicants as many students return to complete college or decide to delay college. How we manage and communicate these changes to students and donors will be critical in delivering stable funding for students in the future. Listen to this Coffee Talk to hear how others are successfully navigating through these changes.
    Topics:
    What is your current scholarship deferral policy? Has it changed in the past year?
    How are you managing donor funding expectations as it relates to deferrals?
    How do you handle scholarships for students taking gap years?
    Are you seeing a decline in scholarship applications? How is this impacting funding?
    Are you seeing an increase in scholarship applications for non-traditional students?
    Want to see additional resources? https://resources.foundant.com/ (Visit resources.foundant.com)
    YOU can be heard on a future episode. https://www.foundant.com/events/scholarship-providers/ (Register for a future coffee talk webinar)
    Join our online community: https://community.foundant.com/ (Compass)
    Brought to you by Foundant Technologies

    • 47 min
    Universal Application and Communication

    Universal Application and Communication

    As scholarship providers, we balance the needs/wants of many different groups. Donors want one thing, students need another, and we as administrators have our own preferences. Common/Universal Applications are a big topic in simplification, as are automated check-ins. In this episode, we walk through what we have heard, what we have experienced, and what we see as the pros and cons.
    Topics:
    Common/Universal Applications
    Creative ways to connect with donors after award selection
    Getting information from students after award selection
    Want to see additional resources? https://resources.foundant.com/ (Visit resources.foundant.com)
    YOU can be heard on a future episode. https://www.foundant.com/events/scholarship-providers/ (Register for a future coffee talk webinar)
    Join our online community: https://community.foundant.com/ (Compass)
    Brought to you by Foundant Technologies

    • 25 min
    Learn from the past and look to the future

    Learn from the past and look to the future

    Scholarships run annually for most scholarship providers. The new year means getting your calendar in order to ensure success. Though some of you may have already opened your applications, there are lessons to be gathered, reminders to be made, and new ideas to talk through. This coffee talk is a brain storming session from your peers. We learned this year that we can’t plan for everything, but we will all feel a bit better with a few preparations in place.
    Confession Time:
    What activities have fallen off your radar in the past?
    What activities/tasks seems to always be a struggle?
    What is a kink in your system that you feel like you’ve worked out?
    Are there any new activities/tasks that you’re trying out next year?
    Want to see additional resources? https://resources.foundant.com/ (Visit resources.foundant.com)
    YOU can be heard on a future episode. https://www.foundant.com/events/scholarship-providers/ (Register for a future coffee talk webinar)
    Join our online community: https://community.foundant.com/ (Compass)
    Brought to you by Foundant Technologies

    • 26 min
    Post-Award Communication… or Lack Of

    Post-Award Communication… or Lack Of

    Keeping open lines of communication with your awardees can be difficult - and the award is just the beginning! Once selected, students may need to formally accept the award, confirm their university, and provide proof of enrollment or transcripts prior to receiving funding. Though you hope students will provide what you’ve asked for in a timely manner, there is often more to it than that. If after your efforts, students are still lacking documentation, what happens next? We'll talk about what’s worked, what hasn’t, and learn from each other as we move forward into the coming award season.
    Topics Covered:
    What types of documentation are you asking students for and do you see any patterns in what is easy or what is hard for them to provide?
    How do you manage your post-award communication with students?
    If information does not make it to you in a reasonable amount of time and/or students fail to inform you of an important change (school, major, etc.) how do you move forward?
    Want to see additional resources? https://resources.foundant.com/ (Visit resources.foundant.com)
    YOU can be heard on a future episode. https://www.foundant.com/events/scholarship-providers/ (Register for a future coffee talk webinar)
    Join our online community: https://community.foundant.com/ (Compass)
    Brought to you by Foundant Technologies

    • 33 min
    Continuing COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management

    Continuing COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management

    In this episode of Scholarship Coffee Talks; we're continuing the conversation on how COVID-19 has effected the world of scholarships and scholarship management
    Topics Covered:
    Changes to renewable scholarships
    Learning more about your own community and familiarizing yourself with tuition prices
    Proactive communication
    Emergency funds
    Changing applications
    Assessing financial need in the current landscape
    Want to see additional resources? https://resources.foundant.com/ (Visit resources.foundant.com)
    YOU can be heard on a future episode. https://www.foundant.com/events/scholarship-providers/ (Register for a future coffee talk webinar)
    Join our online community: https://community.foundant.com/ (Compass)
    Brought to you by Foundant Technologies

    • 44 min
    COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management (Session 3)

    COVID-19 Concerns in Scholarship Management (Session 3)

    In this episode of Scholarship Coffee Talks; we discuss summer melt programming, award recipients, and university timelines.
    Topics Covered:
    Have you done “Summer Melt” programming in the past to keep students engaged with their upcoming college endeavors?
    Will you be doing anything (new or established) to celebrate your award recipients this year?
    What are we learning about timelines for universities for Fall and how does that affect your work?
    Q and A
    Want to see additional resources? https://resources.foundant.com/ (Visit resources.foundant.com)
    YOU can be heard on a future episode. https://www.foundant.com/events/scholarship-providers/ (Register for a future coffee talk webinar)

    • 30 min

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