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Participatory Grantmaking: I’m in! Now what?


You’ve read about participatory grantmaking—and maybe even heard about other organizations using this model to distribute control of their funding strategy and grants decisions to the communities they serve. Perhaps you’ll start by reading about other models , watching webinars, or developing ideas. Outline the participant role.

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Navigating Nonprofit Data Warehouses: A Comprehensive Guide

DNL OmniMedia

However, here are some potential use cases to help you visualize the role a data warehouse could play in your organization’s operations: Identify specific audience segments for marketing purposes. Additionally, this makes it a breeze to provide past impact reports and future projections for grant proposals. Review their proposals.

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The Unrecognized Risk of Status Quo Problem-Solving Skills for Grantmakers


The Funder’s Role in Risk Funders—by which I mean donors, foundations, impact investors, and government agencies that grant financial support—disincentivize risk in a few ways. Many funders want to wait to see how new models, programs, and leaders will perform, and they often require other funders to buy in before they will.

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In Defense of Community Managers

Amy Sample Ward

But, operating as a community organizer or manager is such a filling and critical role for programs, platforms and even campaigns to be successful that the idea of herding cats turns into searching youtube for cutest kitten videos. I’m excited to see the proposal gain momentum and hopefully move to implementation soon!

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Six Steps On The Leadership Journey Of Development Professionals


So, if a leadership role interests you, look no further than the approach you bring to the position. Development professionals employ six practices to be successful in their role. Your proposals serve to gain their interest and “buy-in.” While the demands of each activity may vary, the advancement is a step-by-step process.

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Why we’re all burned out and what to do about it  


To this end, the Job-Demands-Resources model offers a simple equation: burnout = demands > resources. This model highlights three important things to understand about burnout: Burnout isn’t about too many demands but demands without enough resources. Proposing new projects? It also means explicitly stating rest norms (e.g.,

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Four Critical Elements of Managing Development Officers


Set criteria for contacts, proposals, planning, and forecasting. Clarify roles and responsibilities. Development officers should be very clear and unapologetic about that role, especially when establishing relationships with donors. Tailor goals and expectations based on each officer’s role, tenure, experience, and portfolio.

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