Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Monthly archives for February, 2013

Don’t Flirt with Disaster. Plan...

Grant writers wear many hats. Along with proposal writing and other duties that may include development or communication responsibilities, we: Research and identify prospective funding opportunities Coordinate and track grant activities Report to funders While it’s great to feel appreciated and receive glowing feedback for your many efforts, your solo work may be a hidden […]

Making Your Case

As a nonprofit organization, you know you need to make your case—it’s something you do every day. But do you have a case for support? At JustWrite Solutions, we’ve found that the case for support is one of the most under-used tools in any nonprofit arsenal. Cases for support are a way for you to […]

3 Tips to Get Above the White Noise

An article in the February 14, 2013 Chronicle of Philanthropy, “Rich Young Donors Push Charities to Show Results,” got me thinking. Showing the measurable impact of our nonprofits is an important element of any fundraising effort, but Caroline Preston’s article suggests Gen Xer’s and Millenials (or Digital Natives, whichever moniker you prefer) are focused on […]

7 Ways To Help Boards Be Grant Ready

Boards and their relationships help drive a nonprofit. These relationships, be they with the executive director or funders, are vital to the survival of an organization. While I currently sit on a few boards, I would not consider myself an “expert” on developing boards in order to make them more “grant ready”. Because I’m not […]

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