5 best practices for being a better Grantmaker

In order to make the best funding decision, grantmakers work extremely hard to put the application questions together in order to gain as much information from grantseekers as possible before making any funding decisions. Although the application process will be … Continue Reading

10 foundations whose funds go towards global economic development projects

An article consisting of lists of grantmakers whose aims are to make as many impacts for one purpose – giving opportunities to everyone. Have a read to see what each foundation’s missions are. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The foundation … Continue Reading

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10 types of foundations

Did you know there are many types of foundations and each of them are set up to support different purposes. Give this article a read to find out ten of the many types of foundations. Arts Foundation Individual artist or … Continue Reading

Infographic: What’s grantmaking? History, definition, and trends

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6 essential books to become a grant management expert

Being an expert in any field is never easy, the grant management one is no exception. As a result, we have searched and found six essential books to help you become an expert in grant management. You can find them … Continue Reading

What did we learn at the Symposium?

Last week we attended the 2017 edition of the Swiss Foundations Symposium in Geneva, Switzerland. With over 400 people present at the event it maintained its reputation as the largest conference for foundations in Switzerland. We had a great day … Continue Reading

How to succeed in skills-based sponsorship? [infographic]

In today’s world, helping out others has proven to make yourself feel better. What a nice idea, and yet it is the principle of skills-based sponsorship. While this is still a French trend, skills-based sponsorship is getting a bigger place in … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

How to audit and ensure the compliance of your sponsorship and grant activities?

Every day hundreds of sponsorship and grant activities are carried out. Collecting data, checking the compliance of your sponsorship and grant activities, assessing their impact and generating reports have become more and more important. … Continue Reading

Good news: Exceptional rise of corporate philanthropy in France

The report Corporate philanthropy trends in France, published every two years by Admical, shows a significant rise of philanthropy figures for the first time since 6 years. … Continue Reading

Meet MyStatistics, the new feature we developed just for you!

As our users know, Optimy is built around them. Being customer-oriented, we’re constantly listening to their feedback and developing new functionalities according to their needs. … Continue Reading