Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Monthly archives for July, 2016

Nonprofit Tech Talk: Reducing Waste,...

By Zachary Stombaugh, MS, Consultant The Information Age. Today, we are experiencing a remarkable shift in the way information is stored, shared, and used. This provokes feelings of awe, but also of worry. In the world of nonprofits, technology is evolving the field—particularly in social media. Even so, many organizations are reluctant to adapt. Understandably, keeping […]

Roadways to #Relationships

Here’s a look at what the afternoon session workshops will look like at the first Ohio Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Regional Conference on September 23, 2016, at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, OH. Phenomenal speakers and great grant information! Make sure to register today! 1:15–2:30 Session 2 Session 2A – “Interacting with Program Officers: […]

Roadways to #Relationships: Ohio̵...

Here’s a look at what the morning session will look like at the first Ohio Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Regional Conference on September 23, 2016, at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, OH. Phenomenal speakers and great grant information! Make sure to register today! 9:00–9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:30–9:35 Welcome and Introductions 9:35–10:45 Plenary […]

Roadways to #Relationships

Mark your calendar and make your reservation today! JustWrite Solutions, LLC is proud to be a sponsor of the first Ohio Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Regional Conference on Friday, September 23, 2016,  at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, OH. This statewide conference will provide grant professionals a full day of outstanding professional development aligned […]

The Message Behind One Billion Dollar...

Special thanks to George Rattin, Associate Vice President, HUB Philanthropic Solutions, for today’s blog. Every year the researchers at the the Lily Family School of Philanthropy (IUPUI),the Giving Institute, and Giving USA pull together the annual Giving USA report.  I for one, like may of you I imagine, wait anxiously to read the tale of the […]

The Holy Grail of Grant Writing (exce...

Enjoy this excerpt on sustainability from Heather’s book: In the Trenches: Grantsmanship. Chapter 11: Why is sustainability so important? For the most part, grant makers do not want the success of an ongoing project to depend entirely on whether or not they provide ongoing funding support. Grant makers want to invest in the impact of […]

The Holy Grail of Grant Writing (exce...

Heather reviews project budgets in this excerpt of her book, In the Trenches: Grantsmanship.   Chapter 10:  How do you prepare a budget? Few grant writers have extensive backgrounds in accounting, but that’s no reason to be intimidated by the process of developing a grant budget. After all, the budget is just the financial interpretation of the […]

Adventures in Cultivation

By Ericka Kurtz, MBA, Consultant After spending the last couple of weeks making calls for a client, I’m reminded why cultivation is a critical step in the path of grant success. If you follow JustWrite Solutions, you know how strongly we feel that people give to people, not proposals. A major gift officer would never […]

The Holy Grail of Grant Writing (exce...

Here’s a look at what Heather has to say about evaluations in her book: In the Trenches: Grantsmanship. Chapter 9: What Did You Accomplish? The word “evaluation” is enough by itself to stir emotions, induce fear and create anxiety for many in the nonprofit sector. Evaluation is generally associated with accountability and the many painful steps […]

The Holy Grail of Grant Writing (exce...

Enjoy this next excerpt from Heather’s book, In the Trenches: Grantsmanship. Part II: Chapter 8  How will you accomplish your goals?  In the Project Description section of your proposal, your task is to convince the reader that your project is appropriate and that your organization has the capacity and expertise to be successful. Your project […]

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