Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Education


To assist in the arduous grant research process, I’ve created this list of grant resources and funders according to a specific funding focus area: education. . Grant research tip : As you look over the list and peruse potential funders, take notes of those who best align with your work.

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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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Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On Arts & Culture


These organizations are currently offering grant and funding opportunities and/or accepting letters of inquiry or project ideas. . Grant research tip: When searching for grants, using geography is an effective way to target funders. Insights Grants

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2021 Funding & Grant Resources For Women’s Empowerment Organizations


The following organizations currently offer grant and funding opportunities for women and/or accept letters of inquiry or proposals. Amber Grant Foundation. Amber Grant Foundation. Fundraising Grants

Funding & Grant Resources For Nonprofits Focused On The Environment And Conservation Efforts


Grant Research Tip: As you search beyond this list for potential funders, many foundations will state that they do not accept unsolicited requests for funding. The Kresge Foundation works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grant making and social investing.

How To ROAR Into Your Second Half Of Your Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The global pandemic has awakened people of all ages to just how fragile and finite life can be. Because, midlife is a pivotal time to assess career goals, relationships, and lifestyles, to challenge ideals set earlier in life. “So Question: Life layering is intriguing.

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Nonprofit Marketing Tips: 5 Steps for Using Google Ad Grants


The Google Ad Grant is a vital tool for nonprofits seeking to increase their digital reach, to fundraise more effectively, and to grow their capacity. Using the Google Ad Grant, your website and content can rank higher in Google search results and obtain more clicks from potential donors.

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Life After Luminate CRM: Moving Forward with the Nonprofit Success Pack

Cloud 4 Good

Salesforce NPSP can do it all for nonprofits, and it is continually strengthened through new solutions in fundraising, marketing and engagement, program management, grants management, and everything in between.

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The Positive Social and Business Impacts of Employee Relief Grants During COVID-19


Many of those companies rose to action, leveraging employee relief programs , to offer rapid financial assistance in the form of charitable grants. Now, new research shows just how life-changing those grants have been, both in promoting positive emotional well-being and staving off negative events. Earlier this year, we engaged our research partner, Canary, on a grant recipient survey of our clients’ employees. The impact of grants on employees’ emotional wellbeing.

The Gift of Reading, a Circle of Life

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I could request books not already in the collection, and sometimes my wish would be granted. Frank’s story exemplifies the life-changing power of access to information and reading. “Frank” (who anonymously shared his story with us) has always been an avid reader, but the progression of his neuromuscular disease to his arms made reading difficult. Eventually he had to ask others to turn pages for him.

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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. If you’re ready to start the courtship, here are my dating tips for finding the perfect grant: Do Your Research. Don’t waste your time applying for grants that don’t perfectly fit your nonprofit organization.

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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. One tip I could have used early on was to plan and design the grant project before writing up a query letter or proposal. A grant project consists of the actual activities that will help solve the compelling issues in your community identified in your strategic plan and needs assessments. Many if not most funders publish the size of the grants they award.

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Grant writer as chief collaborative officer

ASU Lodestar Center

Andrew Schwartzberg , Director of Grants. Your grant proposal is due in a mere six hours and you are very confident that you have all your ducks in a row. Just to make sure, you unearth the official grant application checklist that was buried in a folder from day one, only to discover to your horror that you were so focused on writing the proposal narrative you completely forgot about the budget. Andrew Schwartzberg is the director of grants at Valley of the Sun United Way.

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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. Here’s a bit of rough, straight shootin’ life advice for you: you’ll probably get shot down the first time. You’ll apply for the wrong type of grant or screw up the formatting or forget to include a necessary component. Check out the following grant proposals and read them at your leisure.

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. Whether you are starting a nonprofit organization or expanding your mission, grant funding can make a huge difference in the number of people you are able to serve and the depth of the challenges you can tackle for your cause. Three Key Changes in Grant Administration.

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Public Ally Describes Program as 'Life Changing'

ASU Lodestar Center

Thinking back, I had no idea where I was in life or where I wanted to be. How I was going to get there and do my life’s purpose was up for debate. They took a single mother of two, who was pretty much stuck in life doing the bare minimum, and believed in me. Throughout all the trainings, workshops and countless social engagements, I started to remember who I was and what I brought to the “equation called life.” I never want to take this experience for granted.

Tell Me a Story: How to Use Interviews to Enhance Your Grant Proposals

NonProfit Hub

James was a grant writer for a nonprofit that worked with children. He applied for grants to help his NPO expand its reach, but lately, he’s run into a bit of a snag. Until he started using more storytelling with his grants. Storytelling is a great way to liven up your grant proposals, capture your readers’ attention and add more emotional connection to your cause. The same techniques used to get quotes for a newspaper story can be used to enhance your grant requests.

Interesting Uses of Technology: Virtual Libraries in Second Life

Tech Soup Blog

She is using the virtual media capabilities in Second Life , among others, to navigate her continued research. It's infinitely more convenient for a student to be granted access to literature or documents whenever they want online , rather than keeping libraries staffed and open 24 hours a day to cater to students' study habits. Success in Second Life. "Second Life libraries are examples of immersive learning environments ," explained Dr. Hill.

Pollination Project: $1,000 seed grants to individual change makers

Have Fun - Do Good

The new Pollination Project is giving $1,000 seed grants to individual changemakers, every day, 365 days a year. Do you have an idea for a world-changing project that could bloom with some seed money? You can find information about how to apply on the Pollination Project website, follow them on Twitter at @Pollinationproj, and like them on Facebook.

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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. But when you fit the right funders to the right projects, the results can literally be life changing. Then you’re ready to start building your grant strategy and use that to guide your grants calendar.

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. Direct award grants are often an organization’s preference and once awarded provide an organization with either the full grant amount up front, over a defined schedule, or based upon defined milestones. This is a guest post from Carey Carleson.

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Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP


Which new grants are within reach this year? You’re building a life-long relationship with these donors. By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Successful mid-level donor programs are all about providing donors with a personal touch while maintaining the analytic discipline that allows you to scale your programming.

Member Round Up: Tedx, Chase Community Giving grants, new services, just another quiet holiday week.


There were signs of life out there in our community nonetheless, which we've wrangled together to help you get back into the swing of things. A grant money giveaway and a renowned speaking event are just a taste of the goings-on: In June we learned that as part of their 'Be Fearless' campaign, NTEN member the Case Foundation would be a primary sponsor of TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 and that the event's theme would also focus on 'Be Fearless'.

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5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns


Annual giving campaigns, sometimes referred to as “cornerstone campaigns,” form the backbone of many nonprofit fundraising programs for good reason; they provide a structure for the yearly schedule and a reliable and predictable source of income, making life easier for Development staff at all levels. Many nonprofits receive several major grants in a year, and it is likely that some of those funders will require that your organization to do some amount of related fundraising.

The ongoing revolution in philanthropy: An open-ended reading list

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Grant makers and nonprofit professionals are now talking openly about some very painful (and inter-related) issues in philanthropy, such as. Philanthropy Reconsidered: Private Initiatives – Public Good – Quality of Life. The state of grant seeking.

Guest Post by Nora Grant: Lessons from A Year of Pop Up Museums

Museum 2.0

This post was written by my colleague Nora Grant, Community Programs Coordinator at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Having a lot of pop up museums and observing what did and didn’t work enabled us to learn more about our community while providing practical, real-life content for the organizer’s kit.

A Second Life for nonprofits? | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) to Second Life (the virtual world with nearly 5 million “residents&# ). What are other nonprofits doing in Second Life? American Cancer Society raised $40,000 with a virtual walk-a-thon in Second Life. Second Life has a very helpful Non-Profits Wiki page with all sorts of resources that are just begging to be explored. (I 3 Responses to “A Second Life for nonprofits?&#

Nonprofit Commons Recap: Will Play Games for Peace

Tech Soup Blog

It has become increasingly popular in gaming to blend fantasy-based solutions with real-life social issues. Grants for Technology online community community Second Life Nonprofit Commons digital storytelling npsl youthBarry Joseph of Global Kids recently came to visit the Nonprofit Commons to discuss the potential of gaming for social change. And organizations like Global Kids, Gamestar Mechanic , Games for Change , and the AMD Foundation have been leading the way.

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

NonProfit Hub

Life, however, can sometimes interfere with that. 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. Featured Fundraising Grant WritingIt’s no secret that nonprofits struggle to find funding more than businesses and corporations do.

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

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

million grant from the U.S. Here’s why this grant is so important to us: Gathering the stories of victims and witnesses puts human rights fieldworkers and their sources at grave risk. Activists have been asked to entrust proprietary tools with life and death information, and have learned recently how much that trust has been violated. Guardian Project digital security DRL Mobile Martus Department of State Martus human rights grants Internews

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NTEN Member Roundup: Technology in 5 Words, Happy Mamas Day, and Nonprofit Life in Magnetic Poetry


Our friends at Whole Whale are offering 30% off their new course on the Google Adwords Grant for NTEN Members. When longtime NTEN Member, Jen Newmeyer , tweeted about her NPTech work, magnetic poetry-style, it gave us the idea to ask her to share her latest technology success story. As Digital Media Manager for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Jen is putting technology to effective use by putting on a digital fundraiser: #FoodBank24: A New Media Telethon.

Grants for Kids To Create Healthy Living Programs in Their Community: What blogs provide inspiration?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, now, there's a new grant program that encourages kids to come up with some ideas themselves. Do Something 's Del Monte grant offering $2500 grants for kids who come up with great healthy living programs for their community. Grant. Watch this video blog post from Spices of Life about their work. Here's some comic relief from Spices of Life. I'm a parent of two wonderful children in elementary school.

Personal Fundraising in Second Life: Yonder Doesburg Raises Money for Make A Wish

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Make A Wish Donation Box in Second Life On the Web, you can become a messenger for your cause by adding a charity badge or fundraising widget to your blog or web site. In Second Life, you can build a 3-D display and donation box where avatars can contribute Linden dollars. He shared a lot about what works with fundraising in Second Life. But, avatars who raising money in Second Life for their causes are also spreading the word to others.

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month


The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. They collaborate on issues such as workplace equality and anti-transgender bathroom bans, in addition to intersectional issues such as reproductive justice and immigration, to ensure that LGBTQ people of all ages and walk of life have fair and equal opportunity to thrive.

“A Wish Begins With Hope.”


For that day, the child was enjoying his life. Tragically, just a few days after his wish was granted, the boy died. His life and wish, though, were an inspiration. The wishes of other children and families in need were heard and granted.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


and all over the world, that focus on essential topics like: Fundraising & Grants. Fundraising & Grants / #IFC2016 / @TheResAlliance. Fundraising & Grants. Annual Conference of Grant Professionals. Annual Conference of Grant Professionals. Grant Professionals Association / Atlanta, GA / $840. Fundraising & Grants / @GPANational. Fundraising & Grants. Fundraising & Grants / #casedevr / @CASEAdvance.

Funding Rural America: Bridging the Resource Gap

Tech Soup Blog

Cynthia Adams, CEO of TechSoup donor partner GrantStation , recently did an important online training webinar on how rural charities and libraries can get grants. If your charity or library happens to be located in rural America, it's not your imagination that it is harder to get grant funding in rural locations. However, Cynthia Adams presented some interesting numbers showing that private foundation grants are not the entire picture.

Providing education for incarcerated students


We would focus on promoting research and elevating awareness about the benefits of postsecondary education in prison and the need for incarcerated people to access Pell Grants, all while trying to change state policies to provide more financial support and generate momentum for federal action.

#GMN2016 Annual Conference| Observations from Day 1

Connection Cafe

Dr. Young’s discussion began with a little bit of humor—she asked the poignant question, “ Who has said as a child, I want to be a grants manager? Dr. Young went on to point out that grants managers end up playing many roles, and sometimes they are doctors and nurses that help their grantee partners, actors that must wear many hats and play many roles, and certainly air traffic controllers when it comes to managing the grants process.

What Do Millennials, Shark Tank, and Grantmaking All Have In Common?

Connection Cafe

For the uninitiated, Shark Tank is a show where real-life entrepreneurs request investments from industry moguls aka Sharks. Every grant has an impact and foundations are interested in knowing what that is going to be. Foundations foundations grant management grantmaking Grants investors Millennial Impact millennials Shark Tank Strategy trendsScrub Daddy, a sponge based startup was valued at $1M in 2012, in 2015 they had over $20M in Revenue.

How a Community of Long-Term Monthly Donors Make a Long-Term Difference

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While the individual, monthly contributions may not be equivalent to a one-time grant from a foundation or multi-million-dollar corporate commitment, they add up. By Mor­ée Lambeth , Lead Content Creator + Writer,

Libraries pivot to survive pandemic


They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life,” said famed writer and producer Sidney Sheldon. Although we are still collecting data for 2020, the map already contains more than $21 million in grants in 2020.

Post-Pandemic: Rebuilding Your Volunteer and Financial Base


The good news was that the survey indicated seventy-five-percent of those questioned who stated they had pulled away from their pre-pandemic volunteering roles, were aiming to get back to the grindstone, once life returned to normality. . Grant opportunities for U.S.