Webinars & eLabs


Free online webinars and learning for the philanthropic community

shadow

GIFTS / GIFTS Alta Webinars:

Upcoming and New

Simplify – What It Means for You
Simplify, a collaborative project between GuideStar and the Technology Affinity Group (TAG), eliminates the repetitive elements of grant applications so nonprofits can spend time advancing their missions rather than completing unnecessary paperwork. With Simplify, nonprofits will enter and maintain their core information in one place. This information will automatically be pulled into standardized fields on your grant applications. Funders and nonprofits alike will save immense amounts of time! And all this is coming soon to GIFTS Online & GIFTS Alta.
Watch recording

Past Recordings

Implementing & Using IGAM – Real Experiences by Real Users Have you been using IGAM for a while now? Are you getting the most out of the system? Are you considering IGAM and not sure how it will benefit you and your organization? A panel of seasoned grant managers with experience implementing and using IGAM shared best practices around capturing data, using custom fields, embracing templates, and using IGAM for reporting and other requirements.
Watch recording

Learn the Benefits of Upgrading Your GIFTS or GIFTS Alta System from Access to SQL
Join us to learn how you can improve performance and provide improved security for your GIFTS or GIFTS Alta system simply by transitioning your database from an Access backend to SQL. Make the move, and you’ll be able to better handle additional users, a greater number of requests, and a larger database–plus, you’ll be able to more dynamically report on your data.
Watch recording

IGAM 5.5 & GIFTS Alta 1.6: What's New? What's Great?
Join our product specialists to learn all about the new features in IGAM 5.5–the leading grantee portal that helps charitable giving organizations receive grant applications online, manage closer grantee relationships with ease, and streamline the management and reporting around the grant application process. We'll also discuss the new features in GIFTS Alta 1.6,
so don't miss it!
Watch recording

IGAM 5.5 & GIFTS 6.5: What's New? What's Great?
Join our product specialists to learn all about the new features in IGAM 5.5–the leading grantee portal that helps charitable giving organizations receive grant applications online, manage closer grantee relationships with ease, and streamline the management and reporting around the grant application process. We also discussed the new features in GIFTS 6.5, so don't miss it!
Watch recording

Taking Grantee Relationships to the Next Level: An Introduction to IGAM
IGAM is the leading online grant application and reporting tool that links your grantees to your grantmaking, making it easier to collaborate and communicate, and maintain healthy, engaged relationships with your grantees. Join our product experts as they walk you through this powerful solution and demonstrate all the ways it can help you streamline your grant application process as well as your grantee relationships.
Watch recording

Best Practices for Transitioning to GIFTS Alta and Blueprint
A Q&A with The Daniels Fund

Has your organization considered making the move from GIFTS to GIFTS Alta and GIFTS Alta Blueprint? Transitioning systems can be a concern for many clients. Hear just how quick and simple it can truly be–right from your peers at The Daniels Fund. You'll learn what legwork you should do ahead of time to make a smooth and seamless transition, what types of questions you need to ask internally before switching over, and how you can make sure you get the most from your MicroEdge system. This is a valuable chance to learn from the experience of your peer, so don't miss it!
Watch recording

GIFTS Alta Blueprint: Unique By Design
When you take the power and robustness of GIFTS Alta and enhance it with Blueprint, you get unparalleled freedom to mold and personalize every aspect of your grantmaking solution yourself–without having to invest in custom software development. Your process is unique, and Blueprint lets you tailor your software to be just as unique...by design! Join us as we introduce you to GIFTS Alta Blueprint and give you a firsthand look at just how much power and flexibility this revolutionary solution puts into your hands.
Watch recording

What's New, What's Great in GIFTS Alta 1.5
GIFTS Alta 1.5 proactively responds to clients' needs by delivering a number of enhancements directly requested by current GIFTS Alta clients. Join us and connect directly with our product specialists, get an informative overview of what's new in GIFTS Alta 1.5, and have all your questions answered.
Watch recording

Best Practices for Transitioning from GIFTS to GIFTS Alta
With special guests: Virginia G. Piper Trust, Medica Foundation & Vetter Community Resource
Hear these organizations that have moved from GIFTS to GIFTS Alta discuss what the switch was like, ways to ensure a successful transition, things they would have done differently and other lessons that hindsight has taught them.
Watch recording

Leveraging GIFTS Alta to Get More Staff Using Your Systems
With special guests: ASPCA
One of the great things about GIFTS Alta is that it's more user friendly, more intuitive, and more accessible by a wide range of users, from administrators to executive management. The result is better collaboration and a more effective, cohesive organization overall. Join ASPCA as they explore ways to get more of your staff to use GIFTS Alta.
Watch recording

DuPont Pioneer's Global GIFTS Alta Implementation: Case Study
With special guests: DuPont Pioneer & E-Philanthropy Solutions
Learn how DuPont Pioneer employed the entire MicroEdge product suite–including GIFTS Alta–to build its global grants management infrastructure. The presentation will demonstrate how all stakeholders are connected to the grants management process, including grantees, reviewers, administrators, giving officers, management, executive leadership, media and governement relations, treasury and accounts payable.
Watch recording

Moving Custom Fields from GIFTS to GIFTS Alta
Learn how to transition your Custom fields from your GIFTS system to GIFTS Alta. Ensure you are maximizing the space on the screen and viewing all of the information you need to see. We will share with you some tips and tricks around this transition process and walk you through a real example of how a few easy steps up front can save you time down the road.
Watch recording

MicroEdge Releases GIFTS Plus Pack 5.2
GIFTS Plus Pack adds new features, functionality, and value to your GIFTS system with a collection of unique, cost-effective modules that further strengthen and enhance your grants management capabilities. Join us to learn how this collection of modules can help you take your giving to the next level.
Watch recording

One Partner for All Your CSR Needs
MicroEdge has taken great strides over the past year to offer you a complete suite of solutions to meet all your Corporate Social Responsibility needs. We have revamped our grantmaking systems, and acquired AngelPoints, leading provider of employee engagement solutions. You can now leverage a single vendor partnership with MicroEdge to maximize your impact to the community and streamline all your CSR efforts.
Watch recording

Hear How the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation Streamlined its Grantmaking with GIFTS Alta
Increased efficiency, greater insight and a more collaborative giving process has allowed the foundation to take its grantmaking to the next level.
Hosted by: Garry Haack, Grants and Administration Officer, Lyle S. Hallman Foundation
Watch recording

GIFTS Alta for Foundation Executives
Learn how GIFTS Alta can help you quickly and easily access the dashboards and reports you need, freeing up your time so you can devote more of your energy and expertise to connecting with key stakeholders and expanding the reach of your giving.
Hosted by: Annie Rhodes, Senior Product Manager
Watch recording

How Endowment for Health Makes More Time for Grantees by Using Online Applications and Reporting
Co-hosted by: Sue Fulton, Endowment for Health, and Adam Becker, MicroEdge
Watch recording

How Breakfast for Learning Eliminated Manual Data Entry with Online Applications and Reporting
Co-hosted by: Shelley Baker, Breakfast for Learning, and Kathy Krais, MicroEdge
Watch recording

Strategic Corporate Philanthropy: Learn How to Gain Focus and Prove Your Impact in Today's Economy
Co-hosted by: Shannon Bond, Changing Our World, Cindy Slick, APS, and Deanne Chevannes, MicroEdge
Watch recording    Download presentation (PDF)

TD Bank Goes Paperless: The Benefits of an Online Application Process
Co-hosted by: Tracy Lam and Lori Carbone, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Deanne Chevannes, MicroEdge
Watch recording    Download presentation (PDF)

The Green Bay Packers' Winning Approach to Managing Sports Philanthropy
Co-hosted by: Bobbi Jo Eisenreich, Green Bay Packers and Deanne Chevannes, MicroEdge
Watch recording    Download presentation (PDF)

The REACH Foundation Went Paperless and Achieved a Significant Return on Investment
Co-hosted by: Becky Benak, REACH Healthcare Foundation, Deanne Chevannes and Anna Cellini, MicroEdge
Watch recording    Download presentation (PDF)

An Introduction to Outcomes
Co-hosted by: Wendy Watson-Hallowell, the Rensselaerville Institute and Jennifer Varenka, MicroEdge
Watch recording    Download presentation (PDF)

eGrant Reporting: Interactive Charts and Maps of Your Giving Data and How You Can Use Them
Hosted by: Martin Schneiderman, Information Age Associates
Watch recording    Download presentation (PDF)

Lessons Learned: Target's Online Grantmaking Initiative
Co-hosted by: Sheila Sanger, Target and Merri Lewis, MicroEdge
Watch recording    Download presentation (PDF)

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation: Collecting, Tracking, Organizing and Evaluating Data with MicroEdge Solutions
Co-hosted by: Danette Peters, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and Merri Lewis, MicroEdge
Watch recording    Download presentation (PDF)

MicroEdge webinars and eLabs are live, educational sessions that discuss current and relevant topics for the philanthropic community.