Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Monthly archives for September, 2012

Enough is Enough! When to say “when,&...

As a professional grantwriter, I welcome all proposal revisions from both colleagues and clients. Not only do they help me refine my craft, but they help to keep everyone on the same page, put a stop to grammar/spelling errors (the proposal should be free of these simple errors prior to submission), help refine program language, […]

Direct Mail and Asking for Money: How...

Picture it: you receive a thank you from your favorite nonprofit. It’s a small token of their appreciation—perhaps a calendar—to show gratitude for your most recent donation. And inside is a remittance envelope, asking you for even more money. I suppose you would have one of three reactions to this: You don’t even notice. You […]

Watch Your Tone…..and So Much M...

In this week’s blog I shall shamelessly take the chance to vent about one of my pet peeves:  e-mail etiquette, or rather, the lack of etiquette. It drives me crazy. I get it, I really do. We live in an age of technology and intense communication. We are bombarded hourly with messages coming from every […]

A Resource to Help You Find that Need...

Researching prospective funders is an essential skill every grant writer must develop to succeed. Performing searches for grant makers may seem challenging only in terms of time requirements, but to be effective at prospecting, grant writers must also be adept at sifting through volumes of information from many sources to determine which prospects to pursue […]

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