We have a scholarship in which participation in a sport is mandatory. We have had several inquiries as to if dance, marching band, other activities are considered a "sport." Does anyone have similar criteria and how to you define a "sport"
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Invite your colleagues, friends, board members, and volunteers to join our community for philanthropy. They can be Foundant customers, or maybe they've never heard of Foundant and want to exchange best practices....Compass if for anyone supporting philanthropy!
Ask them to mention your name as their “Reason for Joining” when they register so you can earn the Referral Rockstar badge, which is worth 30 leaderboard points through the end of the year! (If you've already earned it, we'll award it to you again so you get those 30 points!)
And don't forget, each month we hold the Top 10 Leaderboard challenge, with a randomly drawn winner winning a little pick-me-up in the mail!
Does anyone charge a fee to nonprofits that participate in your Day of Giving? If so, how much?
Hi! We would like to hear more about what other folks are doing currently with their discretionary grantmaking funds (FOI & unrestricted) this coming year:
1. Grant area priority areas, e.g. disaster response, human services, childcare, arts & culture, environment, education, affordable housing, etc.
2. Purpose of grants, e.g. operations, staffing, program, reserves, other?
3. Method of grantmaking – e.g. discretionary, competitive application, combo?
4. Your grant funding pool amount for 2022-23?
5. Average grant size
7. Reporting requirements & timing?
8. Would you mind sharing a sample of your current competitive grant application? Do you use the CS Grants Catalog and if so, can you share your experience with using it and its value to your process?
Thank you so very much for sharing!! I hope this will be helpful to everyone. :)
Gifts & Grants Administrator
Whatcom Community Foundation
We are in the process of implementing our GLM, Community Suite and SLM systems. We are looking for an individual to be the leader of our work and presence within these products. Please check out our posting linked below. Thank you.
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
@JuliaDaSilva from the Triangle Community Foundation shared how they have made significant changes to their scholarship administration practices to align their scholarship program with the foundation's overarching strategy. In this webinar, she highlighted changes they made to their application to remove barriers for students. The video walkthrough of their application showcases how they ask applications about financial need and collect post-award survey responses from recipients.
Walk through of Triangle Community Foundation's scholarship application and final impact survey (13 min):
Award letter - sent to the student; contains language about use of scholarship funds
Scholarship letter to university - sent to the school; contains language about use of scholarship funds and refunds
Job description - one page snapshot of the volunteer role, timeline, and overall committee involvement