Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Monthly archives for May, 2017

Is Your Organization Ready for the Fu...

Today’s post is by JWS Associate Scott Herr, PhD. The official start of my 2017 running season was marked last month by my sixth run in the Glass City Marathon. There is a saying in the running community that “you can learn everything you need to know about yourself in 26.2 miles.” I can assure […]

Quid Pro Quo

Today’s blog is by Michelle Jimenez, Senior Consultant HUB Philanthropic Solutions. Does your nonprofit provide gifts to your donors? You know, things like coffee mugs to commemorate pledges, t-shirts for runs, keepsake glassware from a gala. Quid pro quo is simply an exchange of goods or services, where obtaining the gift is contingent upon a financial […]

2017 Fundraising Effectiveness Projec...

How did nonprofits fare in fundraising in 2016? You can get all of the results of the 2017 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report here. According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Survey: “The basic concept of the Fundraising Effectiveness Survey is that growth in giving from one year to the next is the net of gains minus losses. […]

Engaging the New Philanthropists

Thank you to JWS Senior Consultant Lisa M. Sihvonen-Binder, MS NMP, for today’s blog. Millennials. It’s a term we hear a lot on the news, see on social media, and read about in professional publications. Studies show that older generations (Baby Boomers, Gen Xers) get frustrated when trying to interact with them. Who are they? […]

Once Upon a Time…Helping Clients Tell...

Thanks to JWS Associate Micki Vandeloo, GPC, for today’s blog. As a grant writer, I work with both non-profit and for-profit companies.  Most often, my clients have created marketing materials and websites touting their services.  Their annual reports often mention their organization’s history and the recent year’s achievements.  But, they have trouble telling their story in […]

Working in Nonprofits: No, It’s...

Today’s blog is by JWS Associate Anna Kakos. One of my previous jobs was working for a food science nonprofit. Each summer, our organization hosted an annual conference that gathered more than 16,000 food science professionals working in the food industry, academia, and government. It took my colleagues and I nearly a year to plan […]

Nonprofit Tech Talk: Cybersecurity –...

Thank you Zachary Stombaugh, MS, JWS Consultant, for today’s timely blog on cybersecurity! If you’re like most people, you may not have heard about the recent massive malware outbreak affecting over 150 countries worldwide or even the public unveiling of a list of over 1 billion unique email address and password combinations that has circulated […]

Food for Thought: The Overhead Myth a...

Today’s blog is by JWS Associate, Lisa Ovenden. I really like a TED Talk by Dan Pallotta that was done in 2013. It was about the Overhead Myth in the non-profit world. Pallotta talks about the Overhead Myth as a theory that challenges how the nonprofit sector works – and how the outside world measures that […]

2017 GPA Annual Conference, Where the...

You’re invited to THE Premier Event for Grant Professionals®, the 2017 GPA Annual Conference, Where the Grant People Meet! Meet with other grant professionals and make connections to help you every day; build your knowledge and skills by choosing from over 80 learning opportunities. The GPA Annual Conference is a great value offering professional development, networking, […]

Is Your Organization Ready To Try For...

Is Your Organization Ready To Try For a Government Grant?

Thanks to JWS Associate Jennifer Rathburn for today’s blog. A long-time JWS client was reviewing their upcoming grant targets and discussing organizational goals/programs that need funding. As we were discussing the available opportunities, the question came up, “Are you ready to try for a government grant?” The client immediately responded with “Yes, I think we […]

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