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[VIDEO] Building a Better Grants Strategy Post-COVID

Bloomerang

Whether you are new to grants, and re-evaluating how your organization seeks out grant funding, Rachel Werner will go through what you need to know to become more grant ready. She’s raised a lot of money through grants. There’s different kinds of grants.

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Fundwriter.ai 101 – Can A Robot Write Better Than You?

The Fundraising Authority

Maybe you need to create an appeal for an email campaign, a proposal, or a new set of thank you letters and you’re at your desk just wishing that coherent sentences would magically start appearing? She’s had time to work on the proposal she had been waiting to write for months.

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Top 2021 Fundraising Strategies: Mastering Relevant Content Marketing

Bloomerang

You can’t take your brand for granted. Finally, after hearing a lot of nuts and bolts from them about numerous programs and processes around which I couldn’t quite wrap my brain, I said “Tell me why I should give in one sentence.” This is part three in a six-part series.

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5 Tips And Tactics To Become A Master Nonprofit Wordsmith

Bloomerang

There are annual reports, grant applications, website pages, blogs, appeal letters, policy docu­ments, procedure manuals, thank you notes, press releases, program reports, research papers, legal documents, advertising copy, board orientation documents, promotional material, and much more.

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Hemingway: A Simple Online Tool for Better Short-Form Writing

Museum 2.0

Grant proposals. Then I started using it for chunks of grant proposals. In proposals, it can be easy to fall into jargon and long, convoluted sentences. Now I find Hemingway infiltrating my brain when writing almost anything--including this blog post. Exhibit labels. Promotional text. For many arts/museum professionals, writing text in 100-word chunks is a daily activity. And unfortunately, a lot of that writing is lousy.

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How to Make People Believe in Your Cause

NonProfit Hub

Members of the panel can then choose to invest or not invest in the proposed business. After all, this is their idea, their brain-child, their life. Almost every nonprofit experiences this, whether they’re applying for grant funding, asking for donations or recruiting board members. Here are some important questions you should be prepared to answer: How is your organization funded (donations, grants, earned income, etc.),

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4 Signs You Are A Burned Out Nonprofit Fundraiser

Beth Kanter

You’ve smiled through back-to-back-to-back-to-back meetings with donors and your best donor prospect just cancelled on you, and now you’ve got to finish that grant report before you can go home. If you’re having trouble focusing, you may be suffering from “foggy brain” caused by too much sitting at work. Instead, incorporate a brain-replenishing walk into your lunch hour. What we eat and drink can impact how our bodies and brains work.

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Interruptions at Work: Which Are Good and Which Are Bad?

Tech Soup Blog

Your organization’s HR Director knocks on your door wanting to discuss the latest employee benefit offerings while you’re in the middle of working on a grant proposal. When you allow co-workers and technology to constantly interrupt you, your brain has to work much harder to get back on task and you lose a great deal of momentum. While some interruptions at work are necessary and sometimes desirable, most—in fact—are not. Why is this?

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Exhausted and Exhilarated: #16NTC Session Round-Up

Connection Cafe

As a conference both for and by the nonprofit technology community, community members submit session proposals and then vote on them to help shape the agenda. Reading through 400+ session proposals made my brain hurt, but at the same time pumped me up. Great Stories Grant Wishes: Using Audience Personas to Update Make-A-Wish’s Messaging : Learn how to identify your target audience based on learnings from Make-A-Wish’s audience persona development.

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The Value of Diverse Perspective: Reimagine Opportunity Challenge Wrap-Up

Tech Soup Blog

And then we stopped talking and our brains exploded with new information and connections. Before we wrote our proposal , we read, watched videos, and listened to podcasts. The process will make us better grant applicants and give us – people outside – an opportunity to contribute to the services offered human trafficking survivors. This post was written by Marnie Webb, who leads TechSoup’s newest division, Caravan Studios.

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[VIDEO] Creative Ways People Contribute to Community

Bloomerang

Adam Grant, his book is right next to me. . Adam Grant talks about in his book, think, what is it? Lindsay Simonds will decode the top five most impactful ways people contribute to communities.

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What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Beth Kanter

She shared that Bob likes to talk about nonprofit data scientists as being dot organisms. Just like your brain, you have nerves everywhere that tell you to take voluntary actions like “raise your arm.” Nancy said that funding closes their organization off from innovation because funders often held them to what they wrote in the grant proposal 2 years ago. “It

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Jocelyn Harmon on Nonprofits and Blogging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also (in the beginning) I enjoyed preparing proposals and grants for our foundation partners ??? Time to write AND the inconvenience of waking up in the middle of the night (almost EVERY night) with fully formed posts in my brain. Jocelyn Harmon started the Marketing for Nonprofits blog a year ago as a place to share her thoughts on nonprofits, social media, marketing, and training. Tell me about you. m a reader, writer, thinker and storyteller.