7 Tips for Successful Event Sponsorship Proposals

Connection Cafe

Many organizations start by creating a sponsorship proposal template that’s based on their event’s financial or organizational goals- a document that serves as a sort of cookie cutter template that’s full of pre-defined benefits. The trick to an expert sponsorship proposal is that it has little to do with the words you choose to present your organization to the world, but everything to do with the audience you present it to.

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 proposal should include a detailed description of how the program will be executed, how exactly the pieces fit together to achieve the desired outcome, and of the different phases involved in implementing and running the program.

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Data protection proposals 'potentially catastrophic' for fundraising

AFP Blog

Data protection proposals ''potentially catastrophic'' for fundraising : EU data protection proposals could have a “potentially catastrophic” impact on charity fundraising, delegates at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention heard yesterday.

The HEROES Act – How This Proposed Legislation Could Provide Relief to Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

In the HEROES Act, changes are proposed for PPP that further expands its scope, especially for nonprofit organizations. Here are a few of the amendments proposed by the HEROES Act –. On May 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, also known as the HEROES Act.

Brave New Frontier: The Tweeted Proposal | Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

Brave New Frontier: The Tweeted Proposal | Nonprofit Quarterly : "The Deluxe Corporation Foundation is replacing the tedious nature of grant writing with the ‘Short & Tweet’ campaign in which nonprofits can state their case in a mere 140 characters.

Timing is Everything… Proposals in the Prospect Tab of The Raiser’s Edge®

Connection Cafe

Lately I have seen some discussion groups, listservs, and blogs on when to create a proposal in the Prospect Module of Raiser’s Edge® or for that matter in any fundraising legacy system. The timing or stage at which you create a proposal is truly up to each nonprofit organization. If you have not done so already, you should consider creating a proposal in order. Basically this is the latest stage at which I would create a proposal.

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


Grant proposals play a key role in the process of fundraising. What should the grant proposal contain? 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. 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

Lame spams of the day: Proposal Attached

Robert Weiner

Subject: Proposal Attached. Text: Attached is the requested proposal. A bunch of these have accumulated in my spam folder. No logo, no formatting, no attempt to look like they come from a business I'd be familiar with. They look like they actually came from gmx.com so maybe they're merely annoying rather than malicious. Senders: Thomas Mainer (Noreply.TM2012@gmx.com). Steve Gainer (Noreply.SG2012@g2gm.com). Janet Battaglia (Noreply.JB@g2gm.com). Betsy Albright (noreply2012@gmx.com).

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

NonProfit Hub

But I’m not going to be there pumping you up as you try to write your first grant proposal. (I We have written several blog posts on dos and don’ts, but if you’re looking for some real-deal proposals, check out my list below. Grant writing isn’t a perfect science—there are things that these proposals did well and probably some things that they could improve on, but they worked. This next example illustrates my answer to the question, “how long should my proposal be?”

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Tech Grant Proposal


Proposals stood out when they stated the problem and solution clearly using economical language and bullets. Weaker proposals pointed to vague problems such as "inefficiency" or suggested new tools without any explanation of the selection process. Stronger proposals also included a qualified consultant or staff member to lead the project, an assessment of risks, and evidence of the organization's past success with implementing and leveraging technology improvements.

Slashdot | Bloggers Propose Code of Conduct

AFP Blog

Slashdot | Bloggers Propose Code of Conduct: "Bloggers Propose Code of ConductPosted by CowboyNeal on Tuesday April 10, @03:55AMfrom the manners-maketh-man dept.The Internet Privacyakintayo writes 'The New York Times reports that in response to the recent brouhaha, some technology bloggers have suggested raising the level of civility on tech blogs by implementing a code of conduct."Tags:

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Learn about new and proposed accounting and auditing standards and how they will impact not-for-profit entities and their auditors. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

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

NonProfit Hub

Storytelling is a great way to liven up your grant proposals, capture your readers’ attention and add more emotional connection to your cause. Plus, these answers will directly apply to what you are going to write in your grant proposal. Once you sit down and start writing, you should put these quotes in the ‘needs’ or ‘project goals’ portion of your proposal. Interviews, if done properly, can make your grant proposals stand out and humanize the work you are doing.

How to Draft an Effective Nonprofit Proposal

ASU Lodestar Center

This means every proposal or appeal you write has a lot of competition. The good part is, there are a few things you can do to make sure your proposal stands out from the pack. Before you even start your proposal, do some research on the potential investor. You want to understand their goals, constraints and processes so your proposal can match their needs and meet their expectations. But, truth be told, all good proposals will do the same.

So you want to submit an NTC proposal?


We want to make sure we receive conference session proposals from the widest possible audience. Please join us Thursday, June 12 at 11am PST / 2pm EST for the free webinar: So you want to submit an NTC proposal? Let NTEN staff, 15NTC steering committee members, and seasoned NTC presenters help guide you through what makes for a good session and how to craft a successful proposal.

How to Create a Highly Successful Major Gifts Program

Connection Cafe

We’ve tracked the shrinking donor pipeline and proposed the lifetime value strategy as a way to engage with donors and correct a trend that threatens the future of higher education fundraising programs. . To start, l et’s track and manage all major gift activity using proposals —including asks that may have failed and concurrent solicitations by different teams. . Use proposals to manage cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship .

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Reply Comments on the Proposed Treaty for Access to Copyrighted Works

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Many of the comments critical of the proposed treaty come from parties that object in principle to copyright exceptions, rather than having a direct stake in the issue at hand. We filed the following comments to the Copyright Office's request for comments on issues about access for people with print disabilities. Background on this can be reviewed at the Knowledge Ecology International website.

Money for your nonprofit: Writing a grant proposal

ASU Lodestar Center

Consequently, nonprofit professionals should be well versed in crafting and compiling well-written grant proposals. Whether you’re appealing to the government, private organizations, individual investors, or charitable donation services, every grant proposal should include the following: Cover letter. Proposed strategy for meeting those goals. If your introduction fails to convince a reader that the rest of your grant proposal is worth reading, then it probably won’t be read.

It's Time: Submit Your 11NTC Session Proposals Through August 27th


The 11NTC session proposal submission process is now open! > Submit your 11NTC Session Proposal Ideas. We look forward to reviewing your session proposals.

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]


When your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant, the standard course of action is to send out a Request for Proposal (RFP) - indicating that your organization is interested in receiving information from vendors.

Webinar Recap: So you want to submit an NTC proposal?


15NTC proposals are due Sunday, June 22! In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the recent webinar, So you want to submit an NTC proposal? Why should you submit a breakout session proposal? Don''t miss out! that was led by NTEN staff members Julia Smith and Bethany Lister, and community members Ivan Boothe, Lauren Girardin, Meico Whitlock, and Steve Heye.

Friday Deadline: SXSW Interactive Panel Proposals + Scholarships


Panel proposals: The legendary SXSW PanelPicker is open! Propose a panel or workshop that focuses on creativity and innovation – and note that the SXSW organizers take diversity seriously. Each year SXSW Interactive brings together geeks, creatives, and others who are pushing the boundaries of technological change for five days of knowledge sharing and networking. And they''re eager to include the NTEN community!

Grant Seeking 101: Finding the Right Fit

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising applying for grants Grant funding grant proposalIn 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. In the U.S.,

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Net Neutrality Update: The Google/Verizon Proposal


On August 4, the New York Times broke the bombshell that Verizon and Google were meeting about net neutrality to broker their own proposal. Then, on August 9, Google and Verizon took a left turn, and announced their own joint proposal for an "open internet."

Free Webinar: So You Want to Submit an NTC Proposal?


Many of you have asked us, "Do I need to attend the upcoming, So You Want to Submit an NTC Proposal? Interested parties are not required to attend in order to submit a proposal. The webinar was created to offer more information to new NTC-goers about how to craft a successful 15NTC session proposal, to help ensure that everyone''s submission is as great as the perspective they bring to the community.

The 10NTC Session Proposals as a Wordle


A few days ago, as he kindly rated every 10NTC session proposal , NTEN Member @gregoryheller of Civic Actions tweeted: Would love to see a wordle of all the session proposals for #10ntc @ ntenhross @ annanten , Twitter would be HUGE, as would user centric.

Vote on the 2012 NTC Session Proposals Through September 23


Voting on the more than 450 session proposals we've received will remain open through September 23rd. Proposals are assigned levels of "Novice", "Apprentice", and "Journey-Level", in ascending order of presumed sophistication. You can find more information in our Voting Guide , but if you're ready, why don't you: > Vote on the 2012 NTC Session Proposals. It's time for you to help us shape the agenda for the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference !

Global s Seeks Micro Grant Proposals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I ran into him again at the NetSquared Conference this week and learned about Rising s: Rising s, the outreach arm of Global s , is now accepting project proposals for the first round of microgrant funding of up to $5,000 for new media outreach projects. That's David Sasaki from Global s.

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month


One of their current policy proposals hopes to to enact solutions that address the structural nature of racial disparities in the economy. The policy brief includes proposals for safe affordable housing, an ending of predatory loans, putting and end to the privatization of prisons, and more.

Help Design the Greater Good Track at 2012 SXSW Interactive

Amy Sample Ward

Explore the Proposals for SXSW Interactive ». Voting is with a “thumbs up&# or “thumbs down&# on the proposals. You can pick a up or down vote from the browsing view or from a specific proposal’s page. And, if you’d be so kind, you can even for the session proposal I submitted along with colleagues Debra Askanase, Manny Hernandez, Jess Main, and Vanessa Rhinesmith, Social Media Boundaries: Personal/Personnel Policy.

TechSoup Grant Series: Write the Winning Grant Proposal

Tech Soup Blog

This week in our TechSoup Grant Series: One Hour a Week to Success , we are ready to focus on writing a successful grant proposal. If you use your organization's strategic plan as a foundation and have a fully developed grant project, this stage of the process should progress smoothly. read more. Donors Donors Finances Fundraising Grants for Technology Online Grantseeking Running Your Organization

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Google and beyond: How to master search engine research for your grant proposal

ASU Lodestar Center

Although I do not claim to be an expert, I am happy to share what I’ve learned in more than a decade of mining the Internet for information to support grant proposals. you are proposing is effective in solving the problem? Read Alex Gomory's " Money for your nonprofit: Writing a grant proposal.". posted by. Carolyn Owens , Grant Writer & Partner. 501 Navigation. Don’t get me wrong. Google is my best friend.

Rising Voices Seeks Micro-Grant Proposals for Blog Outreach

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rising Voices , the outreach arm of Global Voices , is now accepting project proposals for the second round of micro-grant funding of up to $5,000 for citizen media outreach projects.

Vote Now on the 2010 NTC Session Proposals


Voting is now open for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference session proposals! > > Vote Now!

Now Accepting Session Proposals for the 2012 NTC (Through August 12)


The session proposal submission process for the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference is now open. > Submit a 2012 Session Proposal Of course, if I see a bunch of them rolling through my queue today, I'll know that you're either: a) a very fast worker (as we would expect); or b) so excited about the 2012 NTC, you've had notes on your session ideas for months. Please take a moment to review the guidelines and other fine print Anna's put together.

NetCentric Advocacy: Modest Proposal to Organizers: Four Steps to Start

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Value of Rapid Response in the Youtube World | Main | Modeling self organization of communication and topology in social networks » March 16, 2007 Modest Proposal to Organizers: Four Steps to Start Conservative advise from ONENW. we offer you our "modest proposal" for using online networking to further your environmental activism. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Sharing Foundation Nominated For Omidyar Network Collaborative Funding Proposal

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Read the proposal 4. Read my Flickr Story About Leng Sopharath, an orphan being sponsored for college by the Sharing Foundation I've been a board member of the Sharing Foundation for the last three years and volunteer several years before that.

Help Shape the 2011 NTC Agenda: Session Proposal Voting is Now Open!


Voting is now open for the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference session proposals! > There are 25 proposals on each page. > Vote Now. We received more than 400 ideas this year -- a 75% increase over last year -- and we need your help to narrow those down to the 100 or so that will make the 2011 NTC the best one yet. I'm not gonna lie: this is not a quick & easy task. It took me about 90 minutes to vote on every session.

11NTC Session Proposals: We Don't Want to Rush You (But Hurry!)


Trust us, we know: you should see how much maté Anna's drinking already.) T his includes submitting your session proposals by this Friday, August 27th. We never meant to offend you with our session proposal deadline, fabulous community. Submit a proposal for an idea. Again, the deadline for session proposals is this Friday, August 27th at 5:00 pm pacific. Submit your session idea today! Okay, we hear you.

Vote for the sessions you want at 11NTC

Amy Sample Ward

I have a few proposals up for voting but there are SO many great ones that I am enjoying reading through them all (hope all the 5 star votes don’t through things off!). There are 25 proposals on each page. Tags: events 11ntc conference event nten proposals sessions voting That’s right, the session selection process is open for the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference !

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


Check your organization’s website, recent RFPs, grant proposals, etc. Use this section as the “elevator pitch” for your fundraising proposal. For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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8 Tips for Your Nonprofit RFP Process Featuring a Free RFP Template


While creating a Request for Proposals can be labor-intensive, time consuming, and stressful, we've put together some tips to make the whole process go a little smoother. Depending on the project, a request for proposal (RFP) may not be what your organization needs—the lesser known request for information (RFI) or request for quotation (RFQ), which are considerably more streamlined, could suffice. So your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant. You know what that means!

4 Ways To Convince Your Nonprofit Board to Invest in Fundraising Tools


Your board’s job is to look after the financial wellbeing of the organization and they will evaluate your proposals through this lens, so make sure to present your plans in a frame that will interest them. Your focus should be on showing them why the change that you are proposing is well worth the cost.

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