The New FDO is here!
November 21, 2017
We are thrilled to bring you the new Foundation Directory Online! We have introduced powerful enhancements and features designed to make the process of finding the right funders and conducting research seamless. The new FDO provides…
New and Improved Grantmaker Searching
FDO now features a global search bar and integrated results page to address all your prospecting needs. One search bar allows you to simply enter a phrase describing your work. When you enter a phrase that describes what you’re looking for, or search by Advanced Search & Filters fields, you’ll now receive the full range of data on grantmakers, grants, recipients, and 990s in one results page. One results page allows you to efficiently compare grantmakers, grants and recipients before you dive deeper in evaluating funders, so you can hit the ground running in building strong prospect lists.
Funding insights relevant to your mission
With a growing source of grantmakers, grant and recipient data, you can now get results, trend insights and funding summaries tailored to your field of work based on your search criteria.
Understand the funding landscape
For the first time, see how much funders are giving to your cause based on your search criteria with Amount Funded in your grantmaker search results.
More data and insights with interactive charts and maps to quickly understand funders’ priorities
Enhanced visualizations provide context to your funding search and allow you to see prospective funders’ giving trends and their suitability to your funding needs. Here you’ll be able to gather key insights on how to approach funders, like how much to ask for from specific funders.
Built-in LinkedIn integration to help you unlock prospect networks
FDO provides lists of key decision makers and their affiliations. Turn insights into action: see who can make an introduction to prospects with FDO’s LinkedIn integration.
Stay on top of opportunities: Past funders and Other funders to consider
Never miss a funding opportunity, past or present. FDO further personalizes your prospect research by identifying when a grantmaker has previously funded your organization, so you can rekindle support from organizations who believe in your work.
Explore other potential funders available within each grantmaker profile— these are grantmakers with similar giving patterns to your search that you might not have otherwise evaluated.
Peer recipient profiles to discover new prospects
Peer recipient profiles can give you ideas on new grantmakers to explore and insights on the funding mix of organizations like yours that can help you shape your funding strategy.
Mobile-friendly for when you’re on-the-go
FDO is also mobile-friendly, so you can keep track of your prospects anytime, anywhere.
These are just some of the powerful features you’ll experience and that we will continue to improve upon. The new FDO delivers increased speed and ease to build your prospect funder pipeline, grow your connections to funders, and gather the grantmaker and grant insights you need to successfully identify and approach funders that are a good match with efficiency and agility.
As the FDO team continues to bring you the highest quality prospect research experience, we look forward to you getting the most out of these new features and enhancements!