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Monthly archives for May, 2016

The Holy Grail of Grant Writing (exce...

More from Heather’s book, In the Trenches: Grantsmanship Chapter One: Part II What are Philanthropic Trends and why is a Master Copy important? It’s helpful to regularly read and analyze reports on philanthropic trends. CharityChannel, The Foundation Center, The Nonprofit Times, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Grantsmanship Center, Philantech, and scores of other reputable sources […]

Creativity at Its Finest in Private F...

Written by: Jennifer Rathburn For the better part of a decade, I was the administrator for a state program for children and families. After moving to writing for private nonprofit organizations, I felt completely out of my realm when I was told to “flex my creative muscles”. I felt as if I had lost the […]

The Holy Grail of Grant Writing (exce...

As we promised earlier this week, here is the first in a series of weekly blogs highlighting Heather’s new book, In the Trenches: Grantsmanship. Chapter One: Part I What is the grant seeking process? As novice grant writers, we thought the grant writing process consisted of three steps: find opportunity, write proposal, and obtain money. […]

In the Trenches: Grantsmanship – Comi...

JustWrite-Solutions, LLC is excited to share excerpts from Heather’s upcoming book, In the Trenches: Grantsmanship. To be published by CharityChannel Press, the chapters of the book are highlighted in weekly blogs that will provide insight into all of the facets that make grant writing such a rewarding journey. Want to know more about using best […]

Navigating the Sea of Grants: Good Gr...

By Cynthia E. Blitch, BBA Over the course of the past 10 years in the grant field, I have come to think of the process of grant writing, managing and reporting as a sea voyage. In some cases the voyage is short and sweet, “a three hour tour” if you will. In other cases, the […]

Spring Has Sprung

Thanks to HUB Philanthropic Solutions and author Susanna Decker, Senior Consultant, for this week’s blog. by Susanna Decker, Senior Consultant, HUB Philanthropic Solutions It’s time to clean out your closets and wash your windows…spring is here! As development professionals, spring is also a good time to consider mailing to lapsed donors before your organization’s fiscal […]

Roadways to #Relationships: All Are W...

1ST OHIO GPA CONFERENCE ▪ SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 ▪ COLUMBUS, OH   Join us on September 23, 2016, for the 1st Ohio GPA Regional Conference at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Grant professionals will receive a full day of outstanding professional development aligned with the GPC competencies and the opportunity to build new […]


By Michelle Leow Klinger A nonprofit executive director provides her take on grant myths, misconceptions, and legends. For over a decade, I spent hours, days, and weeks writing grants and wondering why some were funded and others were not. Below are a few “truths” I was told about grant writing and what I learned […]

The Value of Volunteers

By George Rattin, Associate Vice President, HUB Philanthropic Solutions moc.l1524742166anoit1524742166anret1524742166nibuh1524742166@nitt1524742166ar.eg1524742166roeg1524742166 The Independent Sector recently announced on their website that the 2015 value of volunteer time increased 49 cents over the value of a volunteer hour in the year prior. The study shows that the 2015 national value of a volunteer hour is $23.56  (Illinois average: […]

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