Turn Insights Into Action, Connect with Funders

Ready to take the next step in your grant search? Now that you’ve had some time to search for prospects and started building your prospect list, use these three steps to convert prospects and connect with funders. [Tip 1] Start with…

September 17, 2018

Make the Most of Your Grantmaker Results & FDO’s Latest Insights

We add nearly 100,000 new grants and RFPs weekly, so you can always have access to the latest grantmaker data and insights. Equipped with these insights, strengthen your proposals to make them most appealing to funders by learning from grantmaker…

September 17, 2018

Welcome to your handy FDO Guide

Here's a handy FDO guide to get you started. [Tip 1] Optimize Your Searches Using the Global Search Bar Search FDO as you would any search engine and get results specific to your grantseeking needs. Begin your search directly from…

September 17, 2018

5 Ways to Seek Corporate Giving

Corporate giving support nonprofits in a variety of different ways, FDO offers a window into many of them. The following are some of the more common means by which companies give.

September 10, 2018

The Board’s Role in Fundraising for Your Organization

Getting the board to fundraise can be a very challenging experience even when board members recognize that a primary responsibility of every nonprofit board is ensuring that the organization has the resources it needs to meet its mission. One of…

August 29, 2018

Key Steps to Fundraising Success

Did you know 90% of foundations don’t have websites? Foundation Directory Online gives you access to key information you need for fundraising success—find that funder today through FDO! You can search over 140,000 grantmakers and easily see how much support…

August 16, 2018

How to Leverage Your Nonprofit Data to Win Corporate Grants

Data is literally everywhere.  Every search done on Google or every second spent on LinkedIn is collected and converted to data.  According to Internet Live Stats, Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second or 3.5 billion searches per…

July 23, 2018

Opening Up from the Inside to Engage Philanthropy in Race and Equity

At the age of 7, I remember the sheer terror of my family of five fleeing Vietnam to find political asylum. Branded “alien” and “outsider,” I found it hard to speak about the trauma of my experience as a refugee.…

By Hanh Cao Yu (she/her)

June 28, 2018

The Risky Business of Foundation Opacity

In case there was ever any doubt that foundation philanthropy suffers from an opacity problem, a recent Foundation Review article, Foundation Transparency: Opacity — It’s Complicated, by Robert J. Reid, helps settle the matter through research findings that confirm the…

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

May 23, 2018

Three Easy Steps To Identify New Funding Prospects  

With so many potential funders out there, grant research can be a daunting task. But with a few simple tricks, grant research can produce amazing results pretty quickly. First off, there is a wealth of information to be found in…

May 17, 2018

Are You Over or Under-Protecting Your Grants Data? 5 Ways to Balance Transparency and Data Protection in Sensitive Contexts

Over the last few months, this blog has presented insights gained from the Advancing Human Rights initiative’s five-year trend analysis. Getting to these insights would not have been possible had not a growing number of funders decided to consistently share more detailed…

By Laia Griñó (she/her)

April 12, 2018

6 Top Tips When Funders Aren’t Accepting Applications

Candid's vice president of Influence, Aleda Gagarin, shares her development expertise to answer the burning question every fundraiser asks themselves: Does the grantmaker accept applications and should I even consider this funder if they don't? What do I do when…

By Aleda Gagarin (she/her)

October 18, 2017