Impact Data: Why Context Matters

Do you “know” that your organization makes a difference but struggle to share it in a clear, concise, and compelling way? If so, today’s quick dive into impact processing and reporting is for you! It's all about Impact Data and Why Context Matters. First things...

Impact Data

Nonprofit is a Tax Status Not a Business Model

Have you thought about starting a nonprofit? Are you a nonprofit founder? Do you work in a nonprofit currently, or have you in the past? Lots of folks ponder starting a nonprofit at some point. Many of these well-intentioned folks even think that running a...

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Where to Find Grants

Knowing where to find grants takes practice. Grant research is one of the main components of grant writing and sticks out to me as difficult for many people, like learning a balance pose in yoga, especially for a novice grant writer. Much like balance poses, grant...

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Best Ways to Show Appreciation to Donors

An attitude of gratitude. Do you share your thanks, show appreciation, and gratitude to your staff, donors, volunteers, and community partners? Do you have the time or even know where to begin? I know that I am appreciated by my family and my clients and those in...

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Doable Donor Relations

I have had the pleasure of wearing many hats in my life. Some of the hats I’ve worn are volunteer, board member, development director, donor, coach, dog mom, business owner, daughter, sister, and wife.  Each of these roles comes with its’ own benefits and...

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Bless and Release | How to Fire Bad Volunteers

Let’s be honest for a minute. Bad volunteers DO exist, and nonprofits struggle to fire bad volunteers generous enough to work for free. It is important to clarify that there are “bad volunteers,” and then there are volunteers who are a “bad fit” for your...

Rejected: What to Do if Your Grant Proposal is Denied

No one likes it when their grant proposal is denied. If your organization just received a grant denial letter, you might be wondering, “What next?” Rather than toss the bad news into the trash and move on to the next proposal, it is essential to complete due...

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How to Leverage Multiple Grant Donors for a Project

Do you have a fantastic project design and grant narrative crafted but fear "putting all your eggs in one basket?" Relax! Simply consider ways to leverage multiple grant donors for the project. The good news is that grantors do not expect or want you to limit...

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What to Do After the Grant Award Notification

You researched, you wrote, and you submitted a stellar grant proposal. After what seemed like a lifetime of waiting, you received an award notification stating, “Congratulations! Your proposal was selected for a grant award.” After the initial excitement of an...

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