Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Monthly archives for February, 2017

Major Gifts Primer

Today’s blog is by JWS Associate Lisa Ovenden. I recently attended an AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) webinar called, “How to Make a SUPER Successful Call on a Major Donor Prospect” – by Gail Perry MBA CFRE of Fired-Up Fundraising. I attended the webinar because at JWS, we deal with a lot of small and […]

Best Friends

Today’s Pet Blog is by JWS Senior Consultant Lisa Sihvonen-Binder, MS, NMP. Hi, my name is Lisa.  If lost, return to Sophie (the Lab/Weim), Melvin (the Border Collie/Newfoundland), and George (the Lab/hound). You can tell I’m a pet owner because there’s a dog bed obstacle course throughout the house. The strangest thing George does is sleep […]

Finding the Silver Lining in a “...

Thanks to Ericka Kurtz, MBA, JWS Consultant, for today’s blog. When we are hopeful for a “yes,” the word “no” can feel like a setback. As grant writers, we sometimes experience “no” in various ways—from polite declines, to brusque refusals, to no responses at all. But if we’re cultivating and stewarding our grant funders correctly, […]

Finding Rural Funding

Not all great nonprofits are located in the city. Many commendable and successful nonprofit organizations thrive in the middle of the heartland. Finding and securing funding for rural organizations, however, presents its own set of challenges. In a recent workshop, JWS Principal Consultant Heather Stombaugh, MBA, CFRE, GPC,   shared these findings and advice to grant seekers […]

Are You Loyal to Your Loyal Donors?

Thank you to  Steven Murphy, Ed.D., Senior Advisor, HUB Philanthropic Solutions, for today’s blog on some best practices for retaining loyal donors. I’ve been a loyal donor to a several organizations in my lifetime.  By “loyal donor” I mean this:  I’ve contributed to these organizations regularly over a number of years, to the point where my […]

Best Friends

Enjoy today’s pet blog by JWS Senior Consultant Matthew Stombaugh. My name is Matthew Stombaugh. If lost, return to Tucker (the American Staffordshire Terrier). You can tell I’m a pet owner because our house smells a bit like dog, there are nose prints all over our windows, and there are little bits of his food […]

In Pursuit of Ethics

“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.”  Potter Stewart, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Ethics is definitely a buzz word among almost all institutions today. JustWrite Solutions, LLC  is proud and honored to have recently received the Gold Certificate from […]

Say What?? The Importance of a Clear ...

Thanks to JWS Associate Jennifer Rathburn for today’s blog. After writing my last blog about the importance of having a clear online message through websites and social media, I came across a very timely GPA Strategy Paper in the Grants Professional Association Journal titled “Grant Professionals and Web Development: An Opportunity to Transform Organizations at […]

Best Friends

Thanks to Alyssa August, JWS Associate, for this great blog about Chance and Fluke. My name is Alyssa August.  If lost, return to Chance (the brindle Staffordshire Terrier) and Fluke (the blue/red American Pit Bull Terrier). Both boys are roughly eight years old, and they are almost exactly six months apart in age. We found […]

Get to Know: American Thyroid Associa...

  Thanks to Anna Kakos, JWS Associate, for this introduction to a great non-profit organization. Today we are pleased to feature the American Thyroid Association (ATA) www.thyroid.org, one of JustWrite Solutions’ clients located in Washington D.C. The ATA is the leading organization devoted to thyroid biology and to the prevention and treatment of thyroid disease through […]

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