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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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. This timeline should serve to help you, as the grantmaker, to monitor the progress of the grant and ensure it’s on track with hitting various milestones.

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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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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How Fundraisers & Grant Managers Can Collaborate to Achieve Stronger Results

Connection Cafe

As a former grant manager who works on a daily basis with grant-makers, the complex, creative, diverse world of fundraising has been incredible to me. This is a great time to educate your grant partner on what you are hearing and learning in the field.

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Tech Impact Receives $200,000 Grant

TechImpact

Because of the $200,000 unrestricted grant received from the Community Builders Award, ITWorks is empowered to continue brightening the future of at risk youth in the Delaware Valley. Fundraising Leadership Social awards community grant ITWorks npTech

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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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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. How to Build a Grant Decision Matrix.

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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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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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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? Wanna know a secret?

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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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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. Nonprofit Management financial management grant management grant strategy

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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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[Cool Infographic Friday] All About Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits

SocialFish

Thank you Elevation for this one! Photo by Benjamin Dada on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday Potluck

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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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Why You Should Stop Relying on Grants to Fund Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit and the plan is to use grants alone to get it funded—think again. So many first-timers think grants are the way to go as their main funding source. But, typically, most granting organizations won’t do startup work.

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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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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.

Celebrate International Grant Professionals Day

NonProfit Hub

They’re grant professionals, and today it’s all about showing them appreciation! March 14-18 is International Grant Professionals Week and today it culminates to International Grant Professionals Day (IGPD), a day dedicated to honoring the many hours that go into writing, making and seeking grant projects and proposals—a task that’s often done behind the scenes and not highlighted enough in the nonprofit sector. Happy International Grant Professionals Day.

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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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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

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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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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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. It applies here too—there’s a lot of grant money to be had if you’re willing to go after it. Featured Fundraising Grant Writing

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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! Story Types for Grant Proposals by Impact Circle . Join me for a Twitter Chat about #MyGivingStory at 1pmPST/4pmEST on Tuesday, December 13 th , 2016.

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Key aspects of writing a kickass 'Grant Proposal' for your project

VolunteerMark

Grant proposals play a key role in the process of fundraising. The corporate or organization you are sending it to pay keen attention to every detail and scrutinize it thoroughly before they agree to offer you the grant. What should the grant proposal contain? How should one make it easily understandable at the same time develop an emotional connection with the person reading it? We’ve come up with the following key facets addressing these important questions

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. Easily Generate Grant Reimbursement.

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Grant Writing and the Perfect Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

Start Your Grant Proposal with a Story. So, why would we not want to use this powerful communication tool when writing grant proposals? It never occurred to me that there was any other way to write a grant request. I grew up on a farm in Minnesota.

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Google Grants

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We've been a Google Grant partner for years. The deal behind the Google Grant program is that Google absorbs the advertising costs. So, we turned to the Google Grants team and in less than a week they had redone our ads in terms of organization and text, in such a way that they all pass muster. This is a program that I think many more nonprofits need to take advantage of. The problem of many (most) social sector organizations is outreach (marketing, in business-speak).

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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. Ninety-one percent of our respondents who submitted three to five grant applications received at least one award.

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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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Empowers Grant for Community Organizing at #OWS from DemocracyInAction

Amy Sample Ward

They’ve just launched the Occupy Wall Street Empowers Grant! The first grant was awarded to Occupy Philly already! Grants will waive setup and monthly fees for one year. Groups not selected for an Empowers Grant are eligible for a $500 award towards Salsa.

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Digital wishes granted

AFP Blog

Digital wishes granted: "A WISHING well of the digital kind will soon be set up. Come January next year, a website will bring together needy children and members of the public looking to make donations to help fulfil these children's specific needs

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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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How to Take the Blind Date Out of Grant Writing

NonProfit Hub

We are, of course, talking about grant writing. Grant writing is not an easy venture. If you can work to make sure your first contact with the grantor does not happen when they are reading your grant application, your chances improve. Featured Grant Writing

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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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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

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—and the associated program—fit within the clearly defined bounds of your mission?

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Boston nonprofit uses Google grant to expand low-income tech training - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

Boston nonprofit uses Google grant to expand low-income tech training - The Boston Globe : "The Boston nonprofit Tech Goes Home, which provides free Internet skills training and discounted computers to low-income residents, is expanding its services with the help of a $150,000 grant from Google Inc." 'via

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