The Pros and Cons of Nonprofit Grants

NonProfit Hub

Whenever I find myself with a few hours of free time, I like to consult nonprofit professionals to help make their organizations more robust and self-sufficient. And, almost always, grants are the driving force of that frustration and tedium. Featured Grant Writing

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IBM Grants Nonprofits Technology Consulting to Help Better Serve the Community - Xtra xtra

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IBM Grants Nonprofits Technology Consulting to Help Better Serve the Community - Xtra xtra

Happy Grant Professionals Week—Our Top 5 Grant Writing Articles

NonProfit Hub

Dear Grant Professionals, We salute you. While we’ve always saluted you, this is the official week we’re calling you out for being amazing (with the help of the Grant Professionals Association ). Without grants, many organizations probably wouldn’t have the funds to succeed.

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The Ultimate Guide To The Google Ad Grants

Twenti - Digital Marketing For Nonprofits

Find out how to grow your nonprofit and reach thousands of new donors with the Google Ad Grants. Google’s Ad Grants: we love to talk about it here at Twenti. Here’s what we’ll cover: What are the Grants? Who can access the Google Ad Grants? Archives.

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4 Grant Writing Tips to Bolster Relationships with Foundations

NonProfit Hub

Grant writing is a time-consuming process. It can also be nerve-wracking if you’re inexperienced or working on a particularly important grant. Jeff Kutash, the executive director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation in Omaha, Neb, deals with grants on a daily basis.

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The One Secret to Winning Foundation Grants

NonProfit Hub

In 2014, Pamela was named one of the Top 40 Most Effective Fundraising Consultants. . _. “It The guy in the goofy question mark suit who regularly shows up on late night TV proclaiming that anyone can get *free* government grant money by following his program?

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The Impact Your Accounting System Has On Grant Tracking

Connection Cafe

Guest Post by Laura Ngan Tian, Senior Consultant for Blackbaud’s Financial Management suite. . I work with many grant funded nonprofits and often come across concerns and pitfalls in many of them that could have been avoided with the proper tools and policies in place.

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Getting Your Money’s Worth From a Nonprofit Consultant


There comes a point in most nonprofit’s lives when they need to go outside their organization and hire a consultant to help with one issue or another. Getting Your Money’s Worth From a Nonprofit Consultant. Decide who will be the consultant’s main contact. consultants

Celebrate International Grant Professionals Day

NonProfit Hub

They spend endless hours researching, consulting, writing and managing. They’re grant professionals, and today it’s all about showing them appreciation! The Grant Professionals Association, whose Board of Directors officially signed the proclamation back in November, came up with an entire website of resources dedicated to empowering grant associations nationwide with the necessary resources to throw some incredible IGPD celebrations. Featured Grant Writing

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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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12 Things Non-Profits Need to Know About Google Ad Grants

Nonprofit Tech for Good

She also works part time as Head of Digital for Barnardos Ireland and does freelance consulting. . Google Ad Grants is an in-kind programme that gives non-profits free access to Google business tools, and incredibly, $10,000 per month in free advertising on their Google Ads platform.

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4 Grant Writing Tips to Bolster Relationships with Foundations

NonProfit Hub

Grant writing is a time-consuming process. It can also be nerve-wracking if you’re inexperienced or working on a particularly important grant. Jeff Kutash, the executive director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation in Omaha, Neb, deals with grants on a daily basis. What does the head of a foundation that gave $18 million in grant money last year have to say about grant writing and the relationship between foundations and nonprofit professionals?

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The Spirit of @GivingTuesday Continues: #MyGivingStory Grant Opportunity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The winners’ featured nonprofit organizations will receive $2,500-10,000 grants! I asked fellow nonprofit marketing and fundraising consultants to recommend the best resources. Story Types for Grant Proposals by Impact Circle .

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So You Want to Be a Consultant?

Robert Weiner

So You Want to Be a Consultant? Important tip: The zip/thumb drive that came in the conference packet has a nice hand-out full of consulting-specific links, so be sure to open that zip! Sarah’s list of necessary skills for consultants: Product management. Michelle: Came from a college-level academic background but a side project in grant-writing was very satisfying. Michael: Becoming a consultant seemed natural - he felt compelled to keep coming back to it.

Introducing Groundwire and Groundwire Consulting, Inc.


So we recently launched Groundwire Consulting , the for-profit arm of Groundwire, and are thrilled to work closely with nonprofit organizations, government entities and mission-driven businesses supporting an engaged public with a strong voice. Groundwire Consulting. Groundwire Consulting is a mission-driven B Corp and will continue to offer many of the consulting services we offered as Engagement Strategy Consulting. These are exciting times.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Beginner’s Guide to Google Ad Grants


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3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Tech Grant Proposal


Want to write better grants? This spring, I had the privilege of helping a small, tech-savvy family foundation in Minnesota review technology grants. These details were crucial in winning my trust (and the grant). Try walking a mile in your funder's shoes.

Grantseeking Basics: Developing a Grant Project

Tech Soup Blog

Like it or not, grants are a necessity for nearly all nonprofits to stay alive and do good work. A couple of years ago, outreach, training, and fundraising consultant, Stephanie Gerding , posted some great basic grantseeking information on TechSoup For Libraries.

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Supporting NGOs in underserved countries, and recommending consultants

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few weeks ago, we featured the following question on the site: Do you think that OE funders should require grantees to undertake an organizational assessment before awarding an OE grant? Packard Grantees from Pakistan, with In-Country Team.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Fundraising & Grants/ @CASEAdvance. Fundraising & Grants. Fundraising & Grants / #CPI2019 / @NorCalGrant. Fundraising & Grants. Fundraising & Grants / #P2PForum18 / @P2PForum.

Last Chance DC Nonprofits: Apply for Fenton's Social Media Grant

Tech Soup Blog

You've got a mere few hours left, DC-area nonprofits, to apply for a $10,000 service grant from Fenton Communications to help your organization develop a stronger and more effective social media strategy in 2010.

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. Track your grants and pledges all in one place.

Emergency Funding: Where to Find It and How to Get It

NonProfit Hub

Emergency grants. There are plenty of organizations that provide last-minute grants. You can also call the United Way and other community foundations, or search “emergency funds” in the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) to seek out grants when you’re on a time crunch.

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Keeping the magic in technology consulting relationships

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

As in a marriage, the technologist and the users have begun to take each other for granted. There are obviously some real benefits for a non-profit in building lasting partnerships with its technology vendors and assistance providers.

Major Gift Fundraising: Facts and Opinions from a Recovering Fundraising Consultant

Tech Soup Blog

Prior to founding NOZA, Craig founded South Coast Strategies, a fundraising consulting firm. Those that failed typically hid behind the relative ease and comfort of shotgun blasting grant proposals and letters to foundations and corporations.

Journeying Toward Outcomes and Measuring Results

Connection Cafe

From there I dug in to learn as much as I could about outcomes measurement and results from consultants, think tanks and other leaders in the field. And most importantly, for every dollar granted there should be specific and measurable impact in the form of social impact or social learning.

Guest Post by Heather McLeod Grant: Reflections on the Personal Democracy Forum

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Heather McLeod Grant, senior consultant at the Monitor Institute and a principal contributor to Working Wikily.

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Donor-Advised Funds: Insight from the Experts

Connection Cafe

Much of the discussion centered around how nonprofits can best connect with the organizations donors choose to hold these funds for them and how to relate to the donors themselves once grants are, indeed, made. Donor-advised funds are a hot topic. And no wonder.

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Guest Post by Heather McLeod Grant: MomsRising: What We Can Learn from New Online Models

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As part of our ongoing research project into the future of membership-based advocacy organizations, we’ve been talking to folks from “new” as well as “older” groups focused on issue-organizing.

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Having High Standards is Important, Especially When It Comes to Data Entry.

Connection Cafe

Guest Post by Laura Ngan Tian, Senior Consultant for Blackbaud’s Financial Management suite. . Watch this video for more tips on managing your grants! . Financial Management Nonprofit Management Data Entry financial management Grants

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#GMN2016 Annual Conference| Observations from Day 2

Connection Cafe

All the panelists said no; Joann expanded on this, saying that board members may ask about the impact that grants are having, but they are asking the question after the fact. Michael said that they help consult on business plans, defining missions and effective storytelling.

New Google for Nonprofits Website

Tech Soup Blog

While many nonprofits are probably using tools like Google Docs or YouTube in their organizations, Google for Nonprofits attempts to consolidate the many different parts of the Google portfolio into one site, and simplify the process to receive a donation of YouTube for Nonprofits , Google Grants , Google Apps , and Google Earth Outreach. Consultants Grants for Technology Multimedia & Graphics Office & Productivity Online Grantseeking Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


Check your organization’s website, recent RFPs, grant proposals, etc. Tip: You may find that nonprofit consultants can offer fundraising avenues that your team may not have explored. Grant Space Knowledge Base (Foundation Center).

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Why You Don’t Need to Worry About the Largest Foundations in Your Region

NonProfit Hub

When are you going to write me a grant to pay for my raise?” Where’s my million-dollar grant?” A mega-grant from a mega-foundation always seems like the answer to your prayers, right? I worked in programming and communications for a fairly large grant-making foundation. Even before this slow change began, my own grants system strategy, intended for smaller nonprofit organizations with limited development staff, advocated targeting small to mid-sized foundations.

Chicago-Area Nonprofits: 2010 Technology Leadership Award Applications Due January 29

Tech Soup Blog

Tags: Accessible Technology Community Tech Centers Community Tech Centers Consultants Digital Divide Grants for Technology Grants for Technology Running Your Organization Tech Planning Tech Support Training

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Fundraising & Grants/ @CASEAdvance. Fundraising & Grants. Fundraising & Grants / #CPI2018 / @NorCalGrant. Fundraising & Grants. Fundraising& Grants / @GCIRtweets. Fundraising& Grants.

The State of Grantseeking

Tech Soup Blog

Government grants are increasingly more difficult to secure. More organizations are applying for grants than in previous years. The average grant size stayed relatively the same or decreased. Large grant awards come from the government. More grant awards are made by private foundations. Consultants Donors Grant Management Databases International Online Seminar Training TechSoupCynthia M. Adams is President and CEO of GrantStation.

Free Range Studios Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary by Giving Free Services

Tech Soup Blog

Free Range Studios , the "Creative Agency with a Conscience," has announced its annual YouTopia Grant (formerly known as the Gratitude Grant). Past recipients of the YouTopia Grant include Sustainable Table for whom Free Range Studios created the award winning viral video, the Meatrix , now viewed over 20 million times and translated into 43 languages. Tags: Consultants Fundraising Grants for Technology Marketing Multimedia & Graphics Online Activism

What Is the Current State of Grantseeking? Community Development

Tech Soup Blog

Community Improvement and Capacity Building: Fewer Grant Awards. According to the State of Grantseeking 2011 responses, community improvement and capacity building -focused organizations (CICB) receive more awards from private foundations than from any other grant source. As always, if you use staff time to try to secure grant awards, staff have to leave behind their daily duties. Consultants Grant Management Databases Online Seminar community TechSoup

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What is the Current State of Grantseeking? Education

Tech Soup Blog

The majority of these respondents (68%) indicated that they either applied for more or the same number of grants as they had the year before. So the overall pursuit of grants by education organizations did not change dramatically this past year. These types of collaborations, by whatever name, are definitely the way to position yourself if you are going to secure strong grant support in the future. Consultants Grant Management Databases Online Seminar TechSoup

5 Questions for Pamela Grow

NonProfit Trends

Author, coach, copy-writer, nonprofit marketing consultant and political junkie, Pamela Grow is the author of “Five Days to Foundation Grants” and the creator of Simple Development Systems , the only online coaching program created for the overwhelmed fundraiser in the one-person marketing and development shop. How has the Internet changed how organizations give and receive grants? Organizations seeking grants have far more resources available to research prospective funders.

What is the Current State of Grantseeking? Arts, Culture, & Humanities

Tech Soup Blog

State Grants Still Go to Arts and Humanities. The survey showed that these organizations receive more awards from private foundations than from any other grant source, which does not seem surprising, but compared to other organizations, arts, culture, and humanities-focused organizations received more state government grants (20% vs. 13%), which I do find surprising. Consultants Donors Grant Management Databases Online Seminar TechSoup Help

My Theory of Practice

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

My theory of practice is different than my consulting philosophy. Actually, a client had a grant proposal, and it included the consultant’s “theory of practice&# which of course is something that most organizational development/effectiveness type consultants have, but rather few technology consultants have. I think, actually, all technology consultants, whether they do what I do, or hack code, should do this exercise.