Here you’ll find helpful articles and resources on getting ready for grants, finding the perfect grants, writing winning grants, and managing grants. 

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Have you ever looked at a grant opportunity…and decided not to apply because the financial information requested seemed out of your league? Non-profits are businesses, in addition to being amazing organizations dedicated to sharing resources with people in need and creating positive change in our communities. But, simple appeals to noble hearts will not win […]

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Financial statements: Crucial tools for winning grants

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Grant Readiness

Especially this year, you may feel a burning urgency to land a grant right now to help get your organization through the end of this awful year. It might be a great time to focus on grants…but it depends on what you need most. Usually, grants provide restricted income. This means that the funds can […]

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Recovering after COVID-19 funding losses

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When you start a non-profit, your vision is NOT to beg people for money. Your vision centers on a personal encounter with real people in your community who need help. So, you help people! Others join in. And the programs grow. Eventually, your expenses outpace your income. Or you are hit with an unemployment claim […]

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Four income streams BESIDES grants 

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Grant Readiness

Happy New Year! It’s time to get back to the grind and prepare for an exceptional year ahead! If you haven’t already, take some time to reflect on your nonprofit organization’s greatest accomplishments and most challenging moments of 2019. What are you most proud of? Who helped drive your success? What could you have done […]

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16 New Year’s resolutions for nonprofit organizations

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Welcome to Part 3 of the 3-part series: Everything You Need to Know about Key Informant Interviews. Be sure to check out  6 Tips for Planning Successful Key Informant Interviews and How to Conduct a Successful Key Informant Interview before you read this post. By this point, you have planned and conducted your key informant […]

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How to analyze key informant interview data

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