Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Monthly archives for August, 2016

Output or Outcome?

Here’s a re-run of a great blog previously written by JWS Associate Scott Herr, PhD. In drafting a final report to a grant funder, the program manager for a household financial education program that teaches low-income households how to become more financially stable boasted that the program was successful, and provided the following list as examples of […]

It’s Coming Soon!

 Roadways to #Relationships, the 1st Ohio Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Regional Conference is almost here. Have you registered yet? The conference will be held on September 23 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, OH. For a complete schedule and list of speakers and sessions, and to register, go to www.gpamiamivalley.org/conference. JustWrite Solutions, LLC, is proud […]

Please and Thank You

Never underestimate the power of a “thank you.” Whether it’s a handwritten note or a plaque on a donor tree, donors want—and need—to be thanked.  Fundraising pioneer Penelope Burke’s donor-centered research indicates 65% of first-time donors do not give again. Yet 80 % of those first-time donors said they would give again if they received […]

Make Your Case: 3 Fundamentals of Wri...

Check out this great advice on creating a Case for Support from JWS founder and Principal Consultant Heather Stombaugh, MBA, CFRE, GPC. This blog comes from another great site: http://blog.charityhowto.com/.  A link to Heather’s next live, premium webinar, How to Create a Case for Support, follows this blog. How do you sell your story? You know […]

Don’t Let the Dog Days Affect y...

Some things are worth repeating. Including some of our JWS blogs. Here’s one from a few years ago by JWS senior consultant, Ericka Kurtz, with some advice on how to keep your writing fresh. Ah, the Dog Days of Summer are upon us. Though this summer in Northwest Ohio has been beautiful, I’m sure we […]

Network at Roadways to #Relationships...

Networking is a powerful tool in any profession, but perhaps even more so among grant writers. Why not take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to meet and learn with grant professionals from all over Ohio? You can do so the the 1st Ohio Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Regional Conference on Friday, September 23, in Columbus, […]

Getting Down to Business on Business ...

  Enjoy this blog by guest author Micki Vandeloo. Micki will be doing a webinar on 8/18/16, with GPA’s Rachel Werner, MPA, GPC, PMP called “Let’s Get Down to Business:  A Case Study for a Small Business Engagement”. Check out the details in this blog. By: Micki Vandeloo, GPC As one of very few for-profit grant writers […]

Roadways to #Relationships

Have you registered for Roadways to #Relationships, the 1st Ohio Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Regional Conference to be held on September 23 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, OH? Check out these exceptional professionals who will be featured at the conference: Keynote Speaker Douglas Kridler: President of The Columbus Foundation, a community foundation serving […]

The Art of Infographics

By Lora Ollum, Consultant, JustWrite Solutions, LLC By definition, infographics are a visual representation of an idea or data, a.k.a. a chart or diagram. Nothing new, right? Yet, in the past few years, we have been hearing the term infographic more and more. It certainly sounds cooler than bar chart. Infographics can turn a page […]

Got the Grant: Now for the Accounting

  Many thanks to our guest blogger today: Jay Janssen. Jay is a grants accountant and a past board treasurer of the  the Grant Professionals Foundation. For many non-profit organizations, the accounting of grant funds from a donor is an unpleasant chore and altogether unappealing aspect of doing business. The euphoria of winning and receiving grant […]

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