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  • Funders - Take a Tip from Michelangelo

    Funders - Take a Tip from Michelangelo

    How foundations can use organizational learning to evaluate their impact.

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  • Year-End Fundraising: 2018 Practical Lessons Learned

    Year-End Fundraising: 2018 Practical Lessons Learned

    With each passing year, we learn something new. This guide is designed to teach new strategies you might implement for year-end fundraising next time around!

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  • Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude: Why Giving Back is Our Culture

    Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude: Why Giving Back is Our Culture

    Workplaces that encompass a culture of appreciation, positive energy, and a sense of value give organizations purpose, direction, and a standard of behavior that motivates teams to aspire to greatness

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  • Grantmakers: Listening Leads to Improvement

    Grantmakers: Listening Leads to Improvement

    Listening is the key to improving your relationships, your processes, and your organization.

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  • Grant Readiness Assessment: What it is and how to use it effectively.

    Grant Readiness Assessment: What it is and how to use it effectively.

    I have been writing grants for over two decades and decided to put together a Grant Readiness Checklist to use for myself and with clients. This list has saved me so much time over the past few years.

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  • Who Knew Stephen King Was a Grant Writing Tipster?

    Who Knew Stephen King Was a Grant Writing Tipster?

    After reading On Writing by Stephen King, I created a workshop surrounding tips from Stephen King and how they can be applied to grant proposal writing. Here are a few of the highlights.

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  • How to Develop a Realistic 2019 Grant Calendar

    How to Develop a Realistic 2019 Grant Calendar

    Based on our real-world experience in grant writing our team is sharing how we create realistic grant calendars for our clients.

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  • Faith-Based Organizations: Getting Good Grants

    Faith-Based Organizations: Getting Good Grants

    No matter what your mission is, there is a donor somewhere in this world who is just as passionate about your cause as you are. You just need to figure out who it is!

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  • In 2019, Choose Kind

    In 2019, Choose Kind

    We can choose. We can choose to be kind or mean, we can choose to give great service or bad service, we can choose to set a positive or negative example for others.

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  • Top 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Grant Writing Success in 2019

    Top 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Grant Writing Success in 2019

    What are the top 5 things you can do to improve your grant writing success in 2019? Find out from Jana Hexter - writer and The Grant Writer's Well workshop teacher.

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  • Let's Talk About Grants, Baby!

    Let's Talk About Grants, Baby!

    Sylvia Redic and Amanda Day, GPC brought back the grant rap duo for GPA 2018 with a Salt-N-Peppa classic, Let's Talk About Grants, Baby!

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  • Is One of Your Professional Goals for 2019 to Serve as a Grant Reviewer?

    Is One of Your Professional Goals for 2019 to Serve as a Grant Reviewer?

    Serving as a grant reviewer provides several benefits to your work as a grant professional.

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  • Cultivating Culture, One Meeting at a Time

    Cultivating Culture, One Meeting at a Time

    Bad meetings suck the life out of people and can also lead to bad decisions, reduced motivation, and conflicts - yet, for many, meeting time continues to increase.

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  • Don’t Go It Alone: Owning and Proposing Your BIG Idea

    Don’t Go It Alone: Owning and Proposing Your BIG Idea

    Discussing how to bring your big idea to the table when you've found something you're fired up about and need to get everyone else on board.

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  • 5 Annual Fund Strategies to Reach (& Exceed!) Your Goals

    5 Annual Fund Strategies to Reach (& Exceed!) Your Goals

    Every nonprofit knows the importance of a successful annual fund campaign. Your annual fund helps your nonprofit set up plans for the coming year and gives your organization stability by assuring you

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  • Your Community Foundation Year-end Checklist

    Your Community Foundation Year-end Checklist

    Year-end is an exciting time for community foundations, with a flurry of donations and grants by donors. Here are a few items to consider as we head into year-end.

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  • Put On Your Magic Grantmaker Goggles... and Let's Look at Proposal Budgets!

    Put On Your Magic Grantmaker Goggles... and Let's Look at Proposal Budgets!

    Ever wish you had x-ray vision into the mind of grant reviewers and grant decision-makers, so you could see your proposal the way they see it?

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  • Creating Your Nonprofit's Website: The Essential Guide

    Creating Your Nonprofit's Website: The Essential Guide

    Your nonprofit's website is often the initial point of contact between you and your supporters. Maximize its effectiveness by following this essential guide!

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  • How to Engage the Right Person, at the Right Time, In the Right Way: A Framework

    How to Engage the Right Person, at the Right Time, In the Right Way: A Framework

    Scaling your fundraising efforts are the key to effectively managing your donor relationships AND your organizational mission activities. Strategies to help narrow your approach to fundraising can hel

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  • On Relationships: Recalling the Heart & Mind of Philanthropy

    On Relationships: Recalling the Heart & Mind of Philanthropy

    Often as funders and consultants, we’re distant from the work on the ground and it seems easy for us to stand up, out and above to advise on what should be done, and how it could be done.

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