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    How to write a grant report when your funder has no reporting guidelines

    July 9, 2019 | Melissa Reams

    A grant report is a formal way for you to update your funders on what you’ve accomplished with their grant money. Many funders have specific reporting requirements or general guidelines, but some funders have no requirements or guidelines at all. While the latter may initially sound like a dream come true, it can be difficult […]

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    Keep your funders happy: 5 simple steps to take after you win a grant

    June 25, 2019 | Melissa Reams

    It seems we talk a lot about how to write grants in the non-profit world. But how often do you see information on what to do after you win a grant? It seems not much! This is unfortunate because what you do after the grant is awarded (called grant management) plays a huge role in […]

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    How to create a culture of fundraising

    June 11, 2019 | Dan Hanley

    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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    Building fundraising capacity is not impossible

    May 28, 2019 | Dan Hanley

    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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    24 signs that you’re grant ready

    April 30, 2019 | Melissa Reams

    I get a lot of calls and emails from organizations that want to apply for grants. As soon as I start chatting with these organizations, I begin to informally assess their grant readiness. This helps me quickly determine: 1) if the organization would benefit from grant writing services and 2) which services would be the […]

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    5 things a public health professional can do for your organization & community

    April 2, 2019 | Melissa Reams

    Public health professionals have a broad range of skills that can be used to help any organization address their community’s issues.

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