Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Monthly archives for January, 2012

With Honor: Finding Help for Veterans

Many Veterans find it difficult to fall back into civilian life. Veterans who have spent a long time away on deployment may be returning to a life in disarray. On top of the social and psychological concerns they have to deal with when the return, some Veterans have been injured—physically or mentally—while overseas serving our […]

Thanking Grant Makers for Ongoing Sup...

An organization I regularly collaborate with recently contacted me about a small grant it received from a local foundation. The grant maker is one with a reputation for being highly selective about the nonprofits to which it awards funding. I submitted at least half a dozen requests to this grant maker in the past two […]

Donor Recognition—Not That Guy Again!

There is no such thing as a small gift. At least that’s what we tell our donors. But what do our actions really show to our benefactors?   Consider the people you recognize on your website and in your publications. If you’re like many organizations, you probably spend a lot of time featuring your major […]

Rookies vs. Pros: What to Look for in...

Finally! You have the resources to hire outside help for fundraising. You decide to hire a grant writer. How do you know if the writers you interview have what it takes to help you succeed? What you should look for when you want to hire a professional grant writer: A consistent history of success. How […]

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