Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Monthly archives for August, 2012

It’s So Hard to Say GoodbyeR...

Just like the early 90’s hit “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” by Boyz II Men implies, it can prove difficult to say goodbye to someone who has helped your organization. For nonprofits, some of our biggest financial supporters and volunteers come from our board of directors. Board members generally understand their role […]

CULTURE SHOCK: 4 Essential Steps to B...

This week, Scott Herr and I presented the  webinar “It Takes an Agency: How Nonprofit Leaders Can Create Environments that Foster Grant Seeking Success” for the Grant Professionals Association. The presentation yielded a slew of excellent questions, and my hunch is that there are others in the nonprofit world who are looking for similar information. With many […]

What Makes an Excellent Writer?

In any nonprofit role, excellent writing skills are essential. From writing proposals to writing feature stories to writing letters and e-mails, the written word is a daily part of what we do. So what can you do to ensure that your writing skills are superior for any project? Keep up with the technical side of […]

Chasing Money over a Cliff

Providing services in communities with growing needs is growing more challenging for many nonprofits as they struggle to secure funding in an increasingly competitive environment that has fewer resources. While the expectation to do more with less is not a revelation to anyone in the field, there is growing pressure on nonprofits to increase the […]

Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is:...

Some people think we’re crazy for releasing an RFP every year for pro bono service. To all of us at JustWrite Solutions, this is one of the most exciting times of year. We are energized by the thought of receiving all those applications, moving them through our three-tiered review process, and – finally – selecting […]

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