Without knowing your organization and your strategies for acquiring new donors, I can predict, with 100% certainty, that it is significantly cheaper to keep current donors than it is to acquire new donors.
If you don’t understand how valuable each donor is, let me help clear it up: They are the most valuable part of your organization.
Are you a church leader who is frustrated by your congregation’s lack of financial commitment to your faith community? Do you want to increase giving with the church? Are you a nonprofit leader who hopes to secure financial support from local churches? Most faith...
Of all the “Officer Positions” on the nonprofit board, the board secretary role is often the most misunderstood and under-appreciated. Most assume that the title 'secretary' is synonymous with “note-taker” and that the secretary’s one and only function is to...
Everyone knows that board officers hold one of the top two primary leadership positions, but many organizations admit that their board chair does little more than serve as a facilitator at the monthly meeting. Here are 5 strategies to build a culture of integrity and long-term success.
Several years ago, I started a job as a grant writer on a development team for a large nonprofit in North Carolina. Grants management was new to me even though I had worked in and around nonprofits for years. While I’d responded to RFP’s and RFI’s (requests for...
Are you the concerned board leader struggling to fill open seats on your Executive Committee, or the board member who tentatively raised your hand because no one else would?
Whether you are new to grant writing, or you have been doing it for years, a critical part of your success lies in the relationships that you establish with the foundations to which you are applying.
If your organization is established enough to invest in a qualified grant writer, then “Kudos” to you. If you are hoping to hire a grant writer as a last “Hail Mary” for your floundering organization, then today’s topic is for you.
Ah, yes, grants. The saving grace of the perpetually underfunded nonprofit organization!
Let’s look at the ins and outs of a classic matching grant.
Grant research is not as simple as sitting down and searching for one keyword, phrase, or type of funding. Just like grant writing is not as simple as sitting down and putting words on paper.