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September 2015 (2 posts)

Upcoming Database Maintenance
September 23, 2015

This week our data team is moving all of our grantmaker and grant data from one database to a new one. This change will help our editorial and other back-end processes work more smoothly and efficiently and will have no direct effect on your use of Foundation Directory Online or our other data products. 

To give the team time to do all the necessary work and to fix any behind-the-scenes bugs, we will delay the next data transfer to FDO. Typically, we push an update to FDO once a week. To accommodate this change, we will delay our next transfer for two to four weeks, depending on how quickly the system is ready to go.

What does this mean for you?

It means the content and functionality will not change at all during that period. It also means that any newly added grants, 990s, or funders will not appear in FDO until after the next transfer, so if you are subscribed to any FDO email alerts, you will not receive them in the meantime. I will update this message once the transfer occurs, after which regular weekly transfers will resume.

New and Updated FDO Search Taxonomy
September 21, 2015

Foundation Center is proud to announce a more powerful, updated set of search fields and terminology for Foundation Directory Online and all our products and services.

What's changed? We have updated many of the search terms used in FDO's search indexes to better reflect the current work of nonprofits. The process of searching FDO remains the same.

Where can I learn more? Visit Foundation Center’s Philanthropy Classification System (PCS) homepage for all details on these changes, a PCS map to explore and discover new terms to help your search, and more.

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