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March 2010 (2 posts)

Grants Management: Past, Present, and Future
March 30, 2010

Foundation Center president Brad Smith recently gave a presentation at the Grants Managers Network's Annual Conference on the relationship between philanthropy and the digital revolution. He provides a comprehensive overview of the realities and possibilities of technology in philanthropy and the Center's wide variety of tools and services for grantmakers and grantseekers alike. 

Here's a preview from the Foundation Center's YouTube channel: 

You can see the whole presentation (about 25 minutes) at the Foundation Center website's multimedia archive

And if you didn't know that the Foundation Center has a YouTube channel and an archive of audio, video, and webinar events, now's a great time to check them out. You can learn about the five Foundation Center library-learning centers, watch "meet the grantmaker" events, listen (and subscribe) to our podcast series, Philanthropy Chat, and much more.

Foundation Center events archive

Foundation Center YouTube channel

Grants Managers Network

March 29, 2010

Everybody needs a helping hand sometimes, and if you need some help using your Foundation Directory Online subscription we want to make sure the answer is close by.

The toolbar at the top of FDO screens inludes a link to our extensive Help file, which includes sections on Getting Started, Using FDO, Basic and Advanced Searching, and much more. There are also sections about your account, including how to change your password or upgrade your subscription.

In addition to the Help section, you learn more about using FDO and managing your account with our narrated guided tours (a new Power Search tour is coming soon) and detailed FAQs.

You can find the answer to most any question in one or more of those places, but if you'd rather ask us directly, you can always call (800) 424-9836 or e-mail fdonline@foundationcenter.org.