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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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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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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Key informant interviews are one-on-one assessments that allow you to gain insight about specific community problems from key leaders and stakeholders. As with most assessments, it’s important to identify and organize your plan of action before you get started. What community issue(s) will you address? Which partners and community members will be interviewed and how? […]

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6 tips for planning successful key informant interviews

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It’s already noon and you haven’t even responded to all the emails that came in yesterday. Your lunch appointment with a donor is in half an hour, and your afternoon after that becomes a blur in your head as you realize the rest of your day is back-to-back appointments. Somewhere in your memory you have […]

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Building fundraising capacity is not impossible

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