Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Monthly archives for November, 2011

Two Sides of the Same Coin

I was recently given the opportunity to review proposals for in-kind services from our organization. I learned a lot from the experience and strongly suggest that if you have never taken the opportunity to be a grant reviewer, you should do so as soon as possible. Many private, state, and federal entities seek grant reviewers/readers […]

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Most grant writers would probably agree that securing grant funds in a tough economy is challenging. In a recent survey of nonprofits conducted by Grant Station and Philantech, 49% of nonprofits applied for more grants in the last half of 2010 than they did in the same period during 2009 (State of Grantseeking in the […]

Practice Your Cursive

As we enter the holiday season, it’s customary to think of giving, feeling thankful, and thanking others for what they give us. Most nonprofit organizations have some type of year-end or holiday appeal, but what about the rest of the year? Whom do you thank? How do you thank them? Here’s a tip: try a hand-written […]

Changing Perspectives

  A friend and colleague sent this YouTube link to me today on “The Future of Publishing”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Weq_sHxghcg.   What does the publishing industry have to do with our nonprofit work?   This video is an excellent reminder that when we run into obstacles, a change of perspective can lead to greater creativity, new opportunities, […]

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