6 Tips for Better Grant Management

Connection Cafe

When it comes to getting—and managing—grants, common pitfalls can be avoided with the proper tools and policies in place. With all the budgeting, tracking, and reporting that can go into the process, managing grants can seem like a full-time job. Most grant proposals require a budget.

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Survival in the New Age of Grant Management

Connection Cafe

This post is part 2 of our New Age of Grant Management series. If you haven’t already, make sure to go back and read part one, Welcome to the New Age of Accountability in Grant Management. No longer is grant funding free money with very few strings attached.

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Welcome to the New Age of Accountability in Grant Management

Connection Cafe

The grant world has changed. The new federal regulations add layers of additional accountability and complexity for grant recipients. This monumental shift of responsibility onto grant recipients could be one of the most pivotal changes in grant management in decades.

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Tech Impact Receives $200,000 Grant


Neighborhood Builder’s Award Tech Impact’s ITWorks program can continue helping at people like William Kendima achieve more, earn more, and make more change in their community. Fundraising Leadership Social awards community grant ITWorks npTech

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Top Ten Reasons to Streamline Your Grant Cycle with Automated Processes

Connection Cafe

Anyone responsible for grant management will agree that it can be exhausting to maintain, and takes much-needed time away from other obligations. Top Ten Reasons to Streamline Your Grant Cycle with Automated Processes. What does this mean when applied to the grant cycle?

Grant Writing 101: Your GPS to Success

Connection Cafe

I once ran my own grant writing business. Master this and you, too, can be a grant writing phenom. Seek support for a “fundable” project: Grants are usually awarded to projects, not to unrestricted annual support. Have other grant writing tips?

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Unlock the Door to the Right Funders with a Powerful Grant Strategy| Part 2

Connection Cafe

This blog is the second in a three part series that will focus on the tools you need in order to build a comprehensive grants seeking program. Today’s topic will outline a 6 step process to grants research. Can they tell you the probable award announcement date?

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3 Steps to Get More Grants

Connection Cafe

There are some nonprofits who won’t apply for additional grant funding because they can barely manage the ones they have. One more grant would be the proverbial “straw that breaks the camel’s back”. But to really lead the charge, accounting needs to partner directly with grant writers.

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Grant Writing Best Practices: 5 Tips from 5 Experts

NonProfit Hub

Grant writing is a great way to secure funding for your organization and has a multifaceted pathway to success. Finding the grants is half the battle, writing the grants is a whole other animal, and we’re not even going to start on reporting after the grant is awarded. You’ve got to know where to find grants for your nonprofit organization , but you also need to know the best tips and tricks to write a stellar grant proposal.

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Verizon Awards $20,000 Disaster Relief Grant to the American Red Cross for Colorado flood victims | Justmeans

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Verizon Awards $20,000 Disaster Relief Grant to the American Red Cross for Colorado flood victims | Justmeans : September 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - What: The Verizon Foundation today approved a $20,000 disaster relief grant to the American Red Cross to support the agency’s relief efforts for Colorado residents. The grant will help those Coloradoans affected by the devastating flood waters in Boulder County and other parts of the state.

How to Overcome the 4 Roadblocks Facing Your Grant Strategy

Connection Cafe

For organizations that received government funds through grants or contracts, these government agencies require detailed and highly specific reporting and accountability structures to ensure the monies were used appropriately and to avoid fraud, waste and abuse. Guest post by David Kilmer.

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Starting Your Nonprofit Grant Application Story the Right Way

NonProfit Hub

The start of the grant process is similar to writing this article. Tina, the development director, found the perfect grant in the most unlikely of places…) A bold proclamation? Grants are out there just waiting for you.) Featured Grant Writing

How to Prepare Your Back Office for Successful Grant Tracking

Connection Cafe

Grants are an excellent and often heavily relied upon funding source for nonprofit organizations. Awarded grants tend to fall into two unique categories: direct award grants and reimbursable grants. This is a guest post from Carey Carleson.

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CTK Foundation Launches the Heart and Soul 2011 Grant Award | Breaking news | Community Techknowledge

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Interesting approach to grant applications from CTK. See below and link for details)CTK Foundation Launches the Heart and Soul 2011 Grant Award | Breaking news | Community Techknowledge: "Austin, Texas, March 1, 2011 — The CTK Foundation is proud to launch the 2011 Heart and Soul Grant Competition. Write a short poem.

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3 Key Changes in Single Audit for Grant Managers

Connection Cafe

The bar has been raised for grant recipients receiving federal awards. With the advent of the new Uniform Guidance, non-federal entities are expected to meet performance measurements, assess risk, and effectively manage their grants to a whole new set of regulations.

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Is There Any Grant Money?

Tech Soup Blog

Talk to anyone associated with a nonprofit organization, and they will tell you that there isn't enough grant money. Be aware that grant funding is available. And the number of applications submitted increases the likelihood of winning awards.

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Finding Your Perfect Love: Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Grant writing is a lot like dating in college (I’m speaking from experience here). You don’t write one grant and expect it to end like a fairytale. But foundations and corporations award roughly $50 billion dollars annually. Non-Profit Guide’s Grant Writing Tools for NPOs.

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Empowers Grant for Community Organizing at #OWS from DemocracyInAction

Amy Sample Ward

They’ve just launched the Occupy Wall Street Empowers Grant! DIA will award “Salsa” – their organizing platform for nonprofits – to five organizations that demonstrate the ability to effectively organize. The first grant was awarded to Occupy Philly already!

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American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Award $1 Million in Grants to Restore 13 Washington, D.C. Metro Area Historic Places - MarketWatch

AFP Blog

American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Award $1 Million in Grants to Restore 13 Washington, D.C. For earning the most points, the Washington National Cathedral will receive its full grant request of $100,000

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Announcing the 2015 Award Winners!


Every year at NTC, we announce all kinds of award winners. Every year we are wowed by the winners of the DoGooder National Video Awards and this year was no exception. Also announced was the winner of this year''s Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest , an annual award of a $10,000 cash grant to one individual who has created or led an effort to create an open source software product of significant value to the nonprofit sector and movements for social change.

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Identify, Track, and Analyze Gifts with New Grants Management on EveryAction


Many nonprofits receive anywhere from 10-90% of their revenue from foundation grants. These contributions are typically high dollar grant awards that come from foundations, corporations, or the government. Organizations need a structured and effective way of following their grants throughout the grant's lifecycle so they can easily manage this very important revenue stream and track these funds in the same place as major gifts and other sources of revenue.

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Report: Rural-Based Organizations Receive Fewer Grants than Urban NPOs

NonProfit Hub

What the city slickers do get is grants—and they get them at a much higher rate than rural folks. percent of the real value of domestic grants from 2005 to 2010. Considering that 19 percent of the population live in rural areas, the conclusion is that most grants go to urban areas.

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2012 Heroes With A Heart Awards

Robert Weiner

Heroes With A Heart Grant. The CTK Foundation’s "Heroes with a Heart" Grant Award wants YOU to nominate a “Hero with a Heart,” and give them a chance to win $5,000 as thanks for the hard work that they do.

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KoboToolbox Gets $100K 'New Digital Age' Grant from Google

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massnonprofit.org :: : KoboToolbox Gets $100K ''New Digital Age'' Grant from Google March 13, 2014 — KoboToolbox, a Cambridge nonprofit that enables fieldworkers in distant conflict and disaster zones to gather information easily without active Internet connections, was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from Google to revamp its software platform to make it easier and faster to deploy.

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Finale Near for Chase 2012 American Giving Awards

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Finale Near for Chase 2012 American Giving Awards : Twenty-five charities are ready to receive votes in the Chase 2012 American Giving Awards. The five top vote-getters will receive grants ranging from $125,000 to $1 million Fans and friends can vote for their favorite charity on Facebook from November 27 to December 4. Chase online customers can also vote on the Chase website.

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The 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award


The 2014 Award Winner Whenever we talk about the Lifetime Achievement Award , we always remind people that it is not an award signifying the "end" of a career or the close of a legacy of service to this sector. 14ntc award lifetime achievement award lynn labieniec nten

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Heroes with a Heart: Nominate a Nonprofit Hero Today!

Amy Sample Ward

The CTK Foundation “Heroes with a Heart” Grant Award asks for your nominations of a “Hero with a Heart,” and gives them a chance to win $5,000 – a simple thanks for the hard work that they do. Grant Details.

Change Climate Change: A New Approach to Grant Applications?

Amy Sample Ward

It’s an interesting combination of social media-based contest, submissions of ideas comments and voted on by readers, and traditional grantmaking, requiring all submission to also fill out a grant proposal for their requested funding. Change Climage Change: Grant Proposals Open. Green Mountain Coffee will provide four grants for $200,000 each (payable over 5 years) to support the work of reducing climate change. Submit your grant proposal to Green Mountain Coffee.

The 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards

John Haydon

See3, in partnership with YouTube is excited to announce that the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards is accepting submissions throughout February. Youtube awards grants

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Vote now for the DoGooder Video Awards!


See3, along with YouTube, NTEN, Cisco, The National Alliance for Media and Culture and the National Youth Media Network launched the 2014 DoGooder Video Awards , celebrating video creators in the nonprofit and cause space on February 1st. Why yes, it is that time again!

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Heart & Soul Grant Competition

Wild Apricot Blog

If you can write an original 4-8 line poem that reflects your non-profit's mission, your organization may be eligible for a Heart & Soul Grant of $10,000 or $5,000 USD! Awards contests nonprofit non-profit nptechDo you want to celebrate the heart and soul of your non-profit? The competition starts today - March 1 and ends March 28, 2011.( read more ).

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5th Annual DoGooder Video Awards: Submit your video today!

Amy Sample Ward

The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards , from See3, in partnership with YouTube, are back again for the 5th year! The Awards are open for submissions from members of the YouTube Nonprofit Program until March 2nd.

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Recap: 2012 Connector Award Event


Last night we held our second annual Connector Award Event. This year, we presented the Connector Award to the San Francisco-based organization Alliance for Climate Education (ACE). Don't forget to join us next year for 2013 Connector Award Event

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CTK Foundation’s "Heart and Soul" Grants

Robert Weiner

The CTK Foundation just opened its 2011 Heart and Soul Grant Award Program. They'll be awarding over $25,000 in grants to nonprofits, charities and voluntary organizations of all sizes in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. The grant application window is from March 1 to March 28, 2011.

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Nonprofits Pitch for Big Awards

ASU Lodestar Center

Organizations, selected for their entrepreneurial approach to creating social change and the ability to powerfully communicate their vision, will compete for cash awards.

Enter Your Nonprofit in the 2014 doGooder Nonprofit Video Awards

John Haydon

See3 Communications and YouTube just launched their annual doGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. Click here to learn more about the doGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. Youtube grants NTC see3 youtube

Need a Killer Grant Strategy? Maybe it’s Time to Partner With these Two Groups.

Connection Cafe

While Development will certainly maintain the direct responsibility for securing grants , there are several things that the Finance office can do to indirectly support those efforts and help your nonprofit survive and thrive: Distinguish Between “What’s Being Funded” and “Who’s Doing The Funding”.

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Heroes with A Heart Grant Recognizes Unsung Nonprofit Heroes


The CTK Foundation “Heroes with a Heart” Grant Award asks YOU to nominate a “Hero with a Heart,” and give them a chance to win $5,000 – a simple thanks for the hard work that they do. What are the details of the “Heroes with a Heart” Grant? Blogger’s Choice Award Lastly, there will be a Blogger’s Choice Award of $1,000 (USD). This award is open to registered nonprofits or charities of all types and sizes, worldwide.

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DoGooder Video Award Voting is Open!!


We love these awards – and guess what, I get to interview some of the finalists live at the NTC for the Online NTC Livestream. Whoo hoo!! So take some time this weekend to watch these awesome videos and please go vote !

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Twitter Helps Intel Foundation Plan Grants - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Twitter Helps Intel Foundation Plan Grants - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : The Intel Foundation plans to award $100,000 in education grants to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and it turned to Twitter for advice on what programs and organizations to support. “We

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