What is the best way to enter stock donations if you do not sell the stock?
We received several shares of different stock from a donor and our investment manager decided not to sell some of the stock. If I enter the information in public securities, I have to then "sell" the stock in CSuite. Should I only enter what was sold and then enter the other portion as "other payment?" This is the first…
Hello - This is our 1st audit using Foundant which is much different from our previous systems - Sage Accounting, Excel & Income Manager. I find that some of the suggested journal entries are either redundant as CSuite already handles them through their modules, or they can not be entered as a "journal entry". Is there…
Single Third Party Invested Funds
I was wondering if anyone had a policy/handbook available that they use for investment managers who have clients that want have the investment manager continue to invest the funds, but the account becomes a charitable fund with the foundation? I know that there are foundations that have gone down this route successfully…
Positive Pay file for Bank of America
Does anyone use Bank of America Positive Pay and how do you pull the information from CSuite to upload?
Going Paperless for All Grants
I know this topic was raised at the height of the pandemic but I'm wondering if any other foundations have gone to a paperless grants process. We shifted to paperless for all of our competitive grants processes we manage through GLM but I am wondering about how others are handling their non-competitive grant requests from…
For donors, does anyone have payment options other than credit card or cryptocurrency on their website? I'm thinking e-check, quick checkouts, google/apple pay, venmo, etc for mobile options. If you do have these other options, can a donor who creates an account save their payment information for quick check out in future…
Hi everyone! Many of the scholarships we offer have a GPA requirement, so we ask for GPA in the general application phase. Traditionally, we have asked for an unweighted GPA since that is the most consistent across schools. However, this year we had applicants from a school that does not provide an unweighted GPA to…
Trust Based Grant Agreement Language - care to share a sample?
Hey everyone, With a new year comes fresh perspective (and new questions)! I'm looking for a handful of grant agreements from family foundations that could help us potentially reframe the "Grant Terms" section of our agreement. Bonus would be trust-based agreements, but all types would be helpful. I'm curious to see what…
Restrictions/policies when permitting non-endowed or flow through funds?
We have a policy that an Endowed Fund must be started before we permit a non-endowed or flow-through fund to be established. We are revisiting this, however. I am curious as to whether other Foundations permit non-endowed/flow through funds to be established on their own, and if so, are there policies or terms of reference…
Hi everyone! We are doing an audit of all of our scholarships and one question that has come up is what the best practice for scoring preference criteria is. For example, some of our scholarships have a preference for those with financial need or a preference for those that live in a certain area. Currently, we score these…