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Data Analysis – The Next Step After Implementation of a New System

By Cary Herman Your organization completed the implementation of a new Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) or Grants Management System (GMS). You automated processes, integrated with third-party systems, and the system has stabilized. You’re enabled to capture and report on attributes that … Read More

Thank you for an awesome #PEAK2018

The 2018 PEAK Grantmaking Annual Conference is in the books, and we would like to thank PEAK Grantmaking for making it another memorable conference! It was great to connect with customers and partners, and inspiring to be surrounded by so … Read More

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The Commonwealth Fund Streamlines Grants Management and Eliminates Paper Grant Records With foundationConnect

“You don’t need a consultant to run and manage Salesforce and foundationConnect. Following our implementation in 2012, key staff were equipped as Salesforce Administrators, and we are able to handle most changes and system build-out in-house. That’s the beauty of … Read More

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Grants Management Solutions on Salesforce: Native vs Integrated

By Stuart Longley Your foundation uses or is considering using Salesforce as its Constituent Relationship Management system (CRM), and exploring grants management solutions. You may have already found that your options are split into two categories–“native” and “integrated.” Native solutions … Read More

The Lemelson Foundation Migrates to foundationConnect and Realizes 40% in Cost Savings

“We looked at several cloud-based systems, but chose foundationConnect because it is natively built on the world’s #1 CRM platform, Salesforce.” – Jennifer Burran, Grants, Contracts, and IT Manager at The Lemelson Foundation The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of … Read More

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The Nellie Mae Education Foundation Uses foundationConnect to Manage Grants End-to-End

“We made a big switch, but we’re glad we did. We can finally keep track of our grants processes and where applications are in the cycle.”  – Stephanie Cheney, Senior Grants Manager at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation The Nellie … Read More

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Vilcek Foundation Takes a Driver’s Seat with foundationConnect on Salesforce Communities

“We manage the entire Prize cycle in a single system: from application to recommendation to reviewer to grantee. We truly leverage the full power of foundationConnect and we feel that we’re in the driver’s seat.”  – Brian Cavanaugh, Director of … Read More

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Reinventing Impact Measurements: Biology or Blockchain?

by Julia Cannon Any nonprofit or philanthropic professional is familiar with the challenges of impact measurement. Impacts are vital to nonprofits because they prove the theory that their programs work. They provide evidence that they are creating positive impacts in … Read More

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The Dana Foundation Accelerates Reporting Process From Weeks to Hours

“One of the best parts of moving to foundationConnect has been the positive feedback from grant seekers. We can better service them, while they save valuable time submitting documents digitally with the Grantee Portal.”  – Jim Rutt, Chief Information Officer … Read More

TAG 2017 Conference: Sessions You Can’t Miss

Next week, the Technology Affinity Group (TAG) will host its 2017 Annual Conference on technology and philanthropy in New Orleans. The foundationConnect team carefully selected a few sessions you can’t miss. How to Design Technology Training to Maximize User Adoption … Read More

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Announcing the foundationConnect Fall ‘17 Release

By Julia Cannon Today roundCorner announces the foundationConnect Fall ‘17 release! We’re excited to introduce you to the latest enhancements, but most of all, we’re thrilled to announce that foundationConnect is “Lightning Ready.” Highlights of the Fall ‘17 Release With over … Read More

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Countdown to #GivingTuesday: 8 Effective Campaigns

Disclaimer: roundCorner reviewed the #GivingTuesday campaigns in this blog post independently. roundCorner does not claim to have a relationship with these organizations. Just 5 years ago, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving was dubbed Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving. Since then, … Read More

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Unlocking the Door to Data Discovery

by Cary Herman “Just what do we know about our grantmaking business?” For years, grantmaking organizations have been asking questions and performing a vast array of analyses on grantmaking and operational activity. As new senior leadership comes into the nonprofit … Read More

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The Latest in Philanthropy: 5 Thought Provoking Articles

What’s the latest in the world of philanthropy? Learn about new ideas, trends and practices with these 5 informative articles: 1. Change Incubator Story — What Are Some Whys and Hows of Grantee Inclusion? By: Justin Laing, of @GEOfunders How do you … Read More

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Great Outdoors Colorado Reaches Goal of Going Paperless with Salesforce and foundationConnect

In 1990, Colorado Governor Roy Romer created the Great Outdoors Colorado Citizens Committee with the help of Ken Salazar, then-executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The committee consisted of conservation, business and political leaders from across Colorado. … Read More

Grantee Inclusion: A Vision for the Sector

By Nicolle Bennett According to recent research, grantmakers who are more connected to their grantees and communities are more likely to build trust and ultimately, provide more impactful support. Initiatives led by organizations such as Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, along … Read More

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4 Reasons Why Your Foundation Should Manage Grants with a Whole Organization Solution

By roundCorner and Exponent Partners As foundations expand in size and scope, siloed legacy systems become increasingly ineffective for grants management. Accordingly, we find that more foundations are placing their trust in whole organization platforms to handle their processes around … Read More

Connecting the Dots: rC Clients and The Rise in Giving

At roundCorner, we pride ourselves on the causes we have the privilege to serve. As we kicked off 2017, we took stock of the progress we’ve made over the past several years. We asked ourselves why and how we’ve been able … Read More

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Behind The Scenes at roundCorner: Dale Craker

By Dale Craker Aloha from the Big Island of Hawai’i! I love the things that everyone pictures when they think of Hawaii, like sunny weather year-round and white sand beaches. But the island offers so much more than that. The … Read More

Dreamforce Sessions You Can’t Miss

The Dreamforce Agenda Builder is live and we know some of you are a little overwhelmed. With so many sessions to choose from, how can you possibly not? Not to worry, we are making it a little easier for you. … Read More

Highlights: foundationConnect Summer ‘16 Release

By Swati Tyagi and Julia Cannon roundCorner is pleased to announce the foundationConnect Summer ‘16 release is available. Our product team has worked hard to empower your foundation with new features and enhancements. As a result, you can focus more … Read More

Things You Should Know about foundationConnect

  By Stuart Longley #1: foundationConnect is built on Salesforce foundationConnect is built 100% on Salesforce, incorporating the world’s greatest CRM to track relationships, strategic partnerships, consultants, and more. Salesforce’s infrastructure offers state-of-the-art security that is designed to meet the … Read More

4 Challenges Grantmakers Face and How foundationConnect Can Help

  Challenge #1: You Are Working with Disparate Systems The foundationConnect Difference: foundationConnect empowers you with a platform to manage the grantmaking lifecycle from start to finish and beyond. Where outdated, disparate systems fail to communicate to one another, our … Read More

4 Reasons Microedge GIFTS Customers are Migrating to foundationConnect

Based on our experience helping customers move from MicroEdge GIFTS to foundationConnect, we wanted to share some of the top reasons why organizations decide to make the move. Tired of a Complex Interface To Manage The Database The MicroEdge GIFTS … Read More

From Philanthropy to Impact, Why We Acquired FoundationConnect

  Before I discuss why roundCorner is acquiring FoundationConnect, I first want to say that our hat is off to the NPower team and its FoundationConnect customers. Together they have imagined and delivered a product, built on Salesforce, that is … Read More