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Evaluating Your Fundraising Grants Management Program
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A New Ally: Learning to Love Your Finance Team
Learn tips and tricks from two highly successful grant writers who learned the power of collaboration when you partner with your financial team, because who knows numbers better than finance?
Fighting Through a Federal Grant: Meeting and Beating the Challenges (Part 3)
Johna Rodgers talks about some specific complexities with writing a federal grant proposal including tons of tasks, limited time, content, and competitiveness.
I Survived an OIG Audit Cleanup and Lived to Tell the Tale
A personal account of cleaning up an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Audit and the lessons that were learned from the experience.
Understanding Federal Grants: Finding and Reading Federal Grant Proposals (Part 2)
In this second of our three-article series, we will try to get a better understanding of how a federal grant proposal differs from, say, a grant to the local community foundation.
Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 3
In the third part of the "Mindful Mentoring" series, we’ll take a look at how to sustain a successful mentoring connection and also determine when, how, and why to dissolve the relationship.
Fundraised by Wolves? Grant Work Better Together
Together, grantmakers and grantseekers can work cooperatively to generate good ideas and change the world. Here are some key issues that both can address in different ways, but to the same end.
Program Development Insights: Learning to juggle machetes and other necessary evils
This practical, fast-paced session will help you carry your boss, co-workers, and clients successfully to and through the land of reliable program development.
Finding Federal Grants: The Money-Dress-Mall Analogy (Part 1)
A factor that applies to many (perhaps most) state and federal grants includes how and where to look for money. In this first of three articles on federal funding, we will consider the money itself.
Successful Onboarding: The most important step to building your team
One of the most impactful components of a team member’s successful onboarding comes days, months, or even years before the employee steps through your doors.
4 Insights to Managing Hiccups in Your Fundraising Campaign
Most fundraising efforts are likely to encounter a few minor setbacks. Minimize their impact and avoid future upsets by taking these insights into account.
Moves Management in Grantseeking: How to maximize your grant fundraising with principles from individual giving
David Dunlop coined a framework to describe the steps a fundraiser takes to inspire engagement and charitable giving by donors: “moves management.” It is seldom applied to grantwriting–but should be.
2019 State of Grantseeking Report
The State of Grantseeking Report, published by GrantStation, serves as a valuable benchmark for organizations to review their grantseeking efforts, report on performance, and plan for the future.
5 Great Ways to Create a Culture of Excited Giving
Engage your supporters in both time-sensitive campaigns and year-round efforts by demonstrating the importance of their contributions to achieving your mission.
5 Tips to Creating a Robust Ecosystem of Online Giving
Don’t miss out on opportunities to increase online giving to your nonprofit! Follow these tips to engage donors and encourage contribution through your website.
Be a Hero in Student Stories
Like ripples in a pond, our impact goes far beyond our original intention. We are heroes in our students' stories.
From A to Z: The Grant Writing Process
Are you new to the grant-writing world or simply need a refresher? Check out this on-demand webinar to explore the process from start to finish.
Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 2
Part 2 of this mentoring blog series examines strengthening the relationship once the foundation has been built.
Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 1
Navigating your career path can be a challenge, especially if you’re embarking on a new journey. Finding a mentor to help guide you along the way can be key to your success!
Executive Summaries: Say it All Without Saying Too Much
As a rule, Executive Summaries are designed to offer your reader a BRIEF overview of your organization’s capacity and proposed initiatives. The BEST Executive Summaries allow you to “hook” a prospecti
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