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Choosing a Grants Management Software to Support Trust-Based Philanthropy

For many grantmaking organizations, the challenges and upheavals of 2020 catalyzed a different way of funding. An industry that had been characterized by compliance obsession, complexity, and rigidity suddenly opened up to a new, values-driven philosophy. This new focus on equity, relationships, and reducing the burden on grantees ultimately leads to more time spent on the work of social change, better serving the mission of both nonprofits and their funders.

Indeed, some in the sector have been practicing and advocating for this different (and better) way for a long time. Those long-standing efforts have culminated in the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project, a five-year, peer-to-peer funder initiative launched in January 2020 with the aim of addressing the inherent power imbalance between funders and grantees.

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A Guide for Grantmakers and CSR Professionals

No matter what role you play in the sphere of social impact, you want to know that the work you do is having a positive effect on the causes you care about. That’s why we created this guide—to give you the tools you need to set up your impact measurement right.

In these pages, we’ll cover the benefits of measurement as well as principles to guide you. Plus, we lay out step-by-step instructions with expert advice and resources so you can move forward with confidence. Let’s get started.

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Report: COVID’s Effect and Influence on Grant Management

In response to COVID-19, grantmakers and foundations across the world were faced with a mountain of challenges that demanded immediate change and innovation.

What many didn't anticipate was how these adaptations would set the groundwork for a new set of best practices that would transform grantmaking and the way we approach mission-driven work.

In this free report, gain insight to:

  • How the pandemic affected funder's missions and impact.
  • How grantmakers created and distributed emergency grants fast.
  • What post-pandemic grantmaking best practices look like in 2021 and beyond.

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How to Find the Right Balance

Trust-based philanthropy is a movement that calls on funders to address systemic inequities and recenter the grantee experience. But if the technology you use was built around a top-down, hierarchical structure, you’ll struggle to evolve effectively.

Learn what specific capabilities you need to look for in your grant management software to align with the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project’s six core principles.

See how a grant management solution can empower you to shift to a trust-based approach, and get clear examples of what it means to put these principles into practice. Download the guide today.

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The Next Generation of Grants Management Software

Philanthropy recently experienced the most disruptive period of change in the last 50 years. But this tumultuousness has spurred incredible transformation. For grantmakers and nonprofits alike, evolutions that once took decades, are now happening overnight.

Organizations have completely redefined how they make an impact with a renewed focus on equity, flexibility, and responsiveness. Software was thrust into the spotlight as a tool to align missions and streamline the process of launching, managing, and measuring grant programs. Technology is the lynchpin that enables lasting change.

A new era of philanthropy is here—technology can help your organization embrace it. Download "The Next Generation of Grants Software Management" to find out how.

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