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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Nonprofits offer lots of programs to improve their communities. They also develop new programs regularly as their communities’ needs change. Oftentimes, programs are created quickly and delivered by existing staff with existing resources. In this environment, it’s easy to ignore the need for a program budget. But this is an important first step that you […]

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How to create a program budget

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Ahh!!! That feeling of excitement (along with a deep sigh of relief) when you submit your final grant proposal. You’ve spent many hours writing, gathering data, drafting budgets, editing, and so many other tasks required to put together a strong grant proposal. Now that you’ve submitted your proposal, all those struggles become a distant memory […]

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Your grant proposal was rejected. Now what?

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As a new year approaches, it’s essential to think about your development plan and how grants will impact your overall budget. Creating a strategic grant calendar that’s timely and resourceful can set your organization up for a successful fundraising year. Here are some tips that will set you up for a productive year: REVIEW YOUR […]

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Creating a grant calendar for year-long success

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Welcome to Part 2 of the 3-part series: Everything You Need to Know about Key Informant Interviews. Our last post discussed how to plan a key informant interview. If you haven’t read Part 1, you can check it out here: 6 Tips for Planning Successful Key Informant Interviews. Now that we know the steps in […]

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How to conduct a successful key informant interview

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In a previous post, I talked about three techniques to build fundraising capacity in your nonprofit organization. One of the three techniques I discussed was creating a culture of fundraising. Creating a culture of fundraising is something I hear a lot of successful fundraisers talk about and is something that’s super important to me. WHAT […]

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How to create a culture of fundraising

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