Grant Seeking 101: Managing the Grant

Connection Cafe

You got the grant! The entire grants process—from writing the application to receiving the award—can take anywhere from six months to several years. Now it’s time to do what you promised and manage the grant effectively. Step 3: Review How You’ll Use the Funds.

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Grant Seeking 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding and Winning Grants

Connection Cafe

That means there are a lot of grants out there, if you know where to look. Read on for the keys to finding, applying for and managing grants that will help your organization get a piece of the grantmaking pie! Do you have adequate staff and time to devote to grant applications?

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Grant Seeking 101: Finding the Right Fit

Connection Cafe

In my last post on getting started with grants , we covered the basics of grants and how to determine if your organization was ready to apply for grants. Today, we’ll talk about how to find grants, and how to determine whether the grants you do find are a good fit for your organization. The good news is that, no matter where you are, there are a lot of potential grants. billion in grants annually. Remember, grant applications are a two-way street.

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Why (Almost) Every Nonprofit Should Be Using Google Ad Grants

Connection Cafe

If you’re a nonprofit, chances are you’re eligible to find out through Google Ad Grants. . . What are Google Ad Grants? . The Google Ad Grants program is like Google AdWords, but for nonprofits. Program Details for Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits .

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Grant Seeking 101: Writing Your Application

Connection Cafe

In the last post, we discussed how to find the perfect grant for your organization. This week, we’ll dive into how to write an effective application that will get you the grant. Since you’ve already done your research and determined that your organization is grants-ready , you should be confident you’re a good candidate for this grant. Let’s pretend we’re grantors evaluating a grant application.

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”. First, you need to be at the table even before the grant has been awarded.

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Grant Seeking 101: Getting Started

Connection Cafe

In graduate school, they called me the queen of grants due to my ability to track down grants and help other people with their applications. In six years, I received over $160,000 in federal, state, and university grants to support my research, present and network at conferences, and conduct field work—all on a relatively niche topic (contemporary French literature, film, and graphic novels). Are you ready to be the king or queen of grants at your organization?

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Donor Spotlight: Lavelle Fund for the Blind

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

One foundation that has been a committed supporter of our work is the Lavelle Fund for the Blind. The Lavelle Fund exemplifies the tremendous social return that bold philanthropy can create. The Lavelle Fund also supports programs benefiting the developing world.

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Program Sustainability is Not Just About Funding

NonProfit Hub

Many of you will recognize this question from grant applications, and unfortunately, it’s one that we often struggle to answer confidently. Then one day I had the opportunity to research what factors are actually associated with greater program sustainability, and my world changed.

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9 Things to Look for When Evaluating a Grant Proposal

Connection Cafe

Ensuring that your foundation makes impactful grants to the right nonprofit partners starts with a thorough proposal evaluation. A proposal should include more than just the organization’s mission statement and program description.

The Pros and Cons of Nonprofit Grants

NonProfit Hub

And, almost always, grants are the driving force of that frustration and tedium. Folks new to the industry seem to have an overblown notion of what grants can and should do for their organizations. They’re great tools—don’t get me wrong—but a grant can’t be your silver bullet.

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Do Your Homework First, Write Second—Examples of Successfully Funded Grant Proposals

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits are turning more and more toward grants as a source of funding for their causes, and that’s not a bad idea—if and only if you can devote the necessary time and energy into it. But I’m not going to be there pumping you up as you try to write your first grant proposal. (I

Big News in Benetech's Human Rights Program: New Funding and Enhanced Tools!

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Secure tools to document human rights violations, such as those developed by Benetech’s Human Rights Program, have become critically important in efforts to pursue reform and seek justice—and in keeping human rights defenders safe. million grant from the U.S.

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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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Establishing a Grant Office at a Healthcare Organization

Connection Cafe

The decision to establish (or restructure) a grant office is one that requires human and capital resources as well as diligence in execution. So, it’s crucial to the ongoing success of your grant office that there’s clarity within the organization around: . Why you need a grant office.

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Reinvigorate your Employee Giving Program

Connection Cafe

There are many ways to reinvigorate your program. The following information and guidance are intended to inspire you to take a new look at your employee giving program or employee crisis fund through a fresh lens. Your program contributes to strengthening the company culture.

Get Your Nonprofit Grant Funded By Asking These 5 Questions

John Haydon

Every nonprofit grant proposal is both a funding opportunity and a chance to share your vision and connect with a new audience. But how can you most effectively convey your message and compel foundations to support your program?

Community Foundations, Donor Advised Funds, and Cloud-based Technology – An Insider’s Look At This Winning Trifecta

Connection Cafe

Just a few months ago, in November 2019, I sat on my front porch and made my donor-advised fund (DAF) grant recommendations via a donor portal within an app on my iPhone while simultaneously sipping a nice glass of wine.

Top Ten Reasons to Streamline Your Grant Cycle with Automated Processes

Connection Cafe

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), also known as Community Health Clinics, are further challenged as they manage federal funding and other financial support. Top Ten Reasons to Streamline Your Grant Cycle with Automated Processes.

The Ultimate Guide to the Google Ad Grant: 2020 Edition

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Grant Hensel , CEO of Nonprofit Megaphone – an agency that specializes in Google Grant management for nonprofits. What is the Google Grant? The Google Ad Grant is one of the most powerful, yet under-appreciated tools in nearly every nonprofit’s marketing toolbox.

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Apply For a Knight Grant to Fund Your Mobile Program

Mobile Commons

The Knight Foundation is distributing $5 million in funding to breakthrough ideas that “harness mobile technology to inform and engage communities.” In addition to financial aid, the grants will give their winners access to Knight’s network of advisors and industry leaders. The Mobile grant is the third in a series as part of the Knight News Challenge. Prior grants awarded innovations in Networks and in Data. Do you have a great idea for a mobile campaign?

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Unlock the Door to the Right Funders with a Powerful Grant Strategy| Part 1

Connection Cafe

This blog is the first in a three part series that will focus on the tools you need in order to build a comprehensive grants seeking program. Today’s post will focus on how to create a Grant Decision Matrix. Do you begin planning before the need for funding arises?

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Unlock the Door to the Right Funders with a Powerful Grant Strategy| Part 3

Connection Cafe

This blog is the third in a three part series that will focus on the tools you need in order to build a comprehensive grants seeking program. Today’s post will focus on how to build a grant strategy and apply it to your grants calendar. Grants are hard work.

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How Startup Nonprofits Can Get the Grant of Their Dreams

NonProfit Hub

Getting that perfect grant can be a make or break situation for a startup nonprofit. When Nonprofit Hub was at its beginning, we were lucky enough to receive a grant that helped us get our feet on solid ground. Apply for the right grants.

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5 Tips for Grant-Gazing|How to Determine Whether It’s a Star or a Black Hole

Connection Cafe

Maybe you’ve experienced this scenario before: A well-intentioned member of your organization hears about an ‘amazing grant’ that could fund a new project. In a torrent of excitement, the staff member charges off at the chance to enhance their grant revenue. Here are 5 questions to determine whether a grant is a star (worth pursuing) or a black hole (not worth your time): 1. Does this grant & project fit within the long term strategic plan?

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Where to Find Grants for your Nonprofit Organization

NonProfit Hub

Finding grants for your nonprofit organization is a lot like shopping for a pair of jeans. Plenty of resources exist to find that perfect grant for your organization that has the style, flexibility and price tag you need – or maybe that’s the jeans. Featured Grant Writing

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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. You need to fund a project.

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5 Tips to Increase Donations with the Google Ad Grant

Twenti - Digital Marketing For Nonprofits

5 Tips to Increase Donations with the Google Ad Grant. Getting the Google Ad Grant is step one, now you need to make sure your using it wisely to increase your donations. Make the Most of Your Ad Grants. The Google Ad Grant has lots of success stories! Ad Grant Management.

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The Impact Your Accounting System Has On Grant Tracking

Connection Cafe

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. Effectively Track Grant Activity. Manage Budgets for the Grant.

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The One Secret to Winning Foundation Grants

NonProfit Hub

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? And following these basics will guide you in establishing a foundation grants system: 1.

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Diversifying Fundraising Programs: A Q&A with the CEO of Emancipet

Connection Cafe

In order to secure the charitable gifts that allows nonprofit organizations to fund their missions and work, they must invest in a smart, strategic, and diversified approach to fundraising to build a strong and resilient program.

Funding Innovation for Skoll Social Entrepreneurs

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

But not just any money -- we talk about the most difficult money to raise: the unrestricted funding that is the lifeblood for a social entrepreneur. How does it interact with your existing, core programs?

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The Crux – Aligning Fundraising and Programming

Connection Cafe

The reality is: Good programs need good fundraising, and good fundraising needs good programs. Your nonprofit cannot operate programs at their maximum effectiveness without adequate funding. But if your organization’s programs aren’t optimized for fundraising, you’ll struggle to raise the funds to keep them operational, let alone to increase their success. Get to know your program staff. Visit a program site or a project.

The Anatomy of a Great Grant Application

NonProfit Hub

When it comes to writing a gonna-get-the-gold grant application, it’s all about body language. No problem, see below for a closer examination of the anatomy of an amazing grant application. Check out great places to look for grants on page five of this issue.

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

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

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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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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Kessler Foundation Signature Employment Grant | The SocialPath

Vertex Systems

Projects must be collaborative, serve a large geographic area and include multiple funding partners and stakeholders. Applicants may seek funding for $100,000 – $250,000 per year, for maximum project funding of $500,000 over two years.

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Friends Don't Let Friends Use Excel to Manage Grants

Tech Soup Blog

Most nonprofits rely on grant funding to support their programs and services. In fact, 46 percent report that grants make up more than a quarter of their funding. Here are five reasons that friends should not let friends use spreadsheets to manage grants: 1.

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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. And this increase is of vital importance given the uncertain future of government funding levels. Be aware that grant funding is available.

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How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

For nonprofits looking for funding sources, trust is paramount. And if your big promise to donors or funding agencies feels a little shady, you will not be trusted to grow your mission and do the good works you are looking to fund. Fraud or embezzlement of funds.

The Balancing Act of Governmental Funding

ASU Lodestar Center

The reality of the nonprofit sector is that many organizations must rely on state and federal funding to advance their missions. Without this funding, many organizations would not be able to provide services to the population they seek to serve.

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Webinar: Making the Case: Grant Funding for Online Outreach & Advocacy

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But how do you get started building a program, especially if most of your funding comes from foundation grants? Find out how some nonprofits are making the case to foundations that funding online outreach is a great investment, and are growing their base of online donors in the process. Online advocacy is the cornerstone of online fundraising strategy for many nonprofits. Advocacy helps you recruit new committed supporters and keep your existing supporters engaged.

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