Funding Smarter: Using Blackbaud Grantmaking and Candid Tools to Inform and Share Your Foundation’s Work

No matter its size or focus, the reality is your foundation cannot achieve its philanthropic objectives by going it alone. Philanthropy is a team sport—but do you know who else is on your team and which players may make sense to learn from, collaborate with, or build legacies? Learn to leverage sector knowledge to create more informed, efficient, and equitable grantmaking. Take this self-paced course to learn to use Candid’s mapping, data, and knowledge tools to better identify funding peers, potential grantee partners, identify funding connections and gaps, and learn from knowledge other funders have already shared.  

Can your funding peers and potential grantee partners easily find you to learn from your knowledge? Millions of searches are conducted each year on Candid’s tools to find funding partners and peers. What do these queries reveal about your foundation? Is the data only telling part of the story? This program will also walk you through the process of leveraging Candid’s platforms to tell the story of your foundation’s work.  

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:  

  • Find aggregate and trend funding data about the fields in which you work  
  • Identify funding connections and gaps 
  • Use Candid tools to identify potential peers and partners 
  • Discover and learn from what your funding peers are doing
  • Use Candid’s tools to improve what is known about your foundation’s work 
  • Streamline your due diligence practices with GuideStar tools
Friday, October 15, 2021
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)
Grant & Award Management
Organization Type
Companies, Faith Communities, Foundations, Healthcare Organizations, Higher Education Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations, Arts & Cultural Organizations
Job Type
Grants, Database Admin / IS, Programs / Mission Management, Board, Executive, HR / CSR
Solution Focus
Blackbaud Solutions
Blackbaud Grantmaking™
Knowledge Level
Advanced: 3+ years of experience with the topic/product; well-versed in all functions‚ looking to learn complexities and new trends, Basic: 0-1 years of experience with the topic/product; looking for a basic introduction, Intermediate: 1-3 years of experience with the topic/product; comfortable with basic functions; looking to dive deeper