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Unresolved Resolutions

The odds are not in our favor. While 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only about 8% achieve them. Shall we throw in the towel now? There’s something about January that seems to set us up for failure. Why not just challenge ourselves throughout the year to do better? Perhaps sometime in 2018 choose […]

Fundraising During National Disasters

Fundraising During National Disasters

Thank you to Steven Murphy, Ed.D., Senior Advisor, HUB Philanthropic Solutions, for today’s timely blog. The overwhelming misery and human need emerging from the recent hurricanes impacting Florida, Texas and Louisiana have prompted Americans of good will to give generously to charities who provide direct aid to the victims. Athletes, celebrities and civic leaders have stepped […]

The Power of Social Media

Thanks to social media guru Barb Wilson, owner,  SM3, for today’s blog. Have you and your brand realized the power that is social media?  How do you get your breaking and for that matter your non-breaking news? Your local newspaper? The radio? Television? Those of course are all viable resources, but are they the most […]

Goodbye, Becki Shawver

Today’s post comes on a sad note. The grants profession and many colleagues lost a wonderful friend and professional. Our sympathy to Becki Shawver’s family and all who knew her. We are re-posting this tribute to Becki from Stephen Nill to his CharityChannel colleagues. By Stephen Nill Dear CharityChannel colleagues: I am saddened to report […]

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 […]

Building Hope

Today Justwrite Solutions is proud to spotlight a nonprofit organization we are honored to work with:  Hope House. Poverty extends far beyond the individuals and families who are struggling to find a steady job and a safe place to live. Poverty impacts entire communities. That’s why Hope House works diligently not only to improve the […]

Best Friends

Today’s post is Justwrite Solutions Consultant Lora Ollum. My name is Lora. If lost, return to Solo (the softest black cat ever) and Kinser (our tortoiseshell cat, aka Kinsie). We got Solo from a shelter when he was a little fluff ball at 10 weeks old. Kinser was 1–2 years old when we got her […]

What Will Happen if You Don’t G...

Today’s blog is by Lisa M. Sihvonen-Binder, MS NMP I teach the 8-week online Grant Writing for Corporations and Foundations course for a local university in my area. Each year, students struggle with developing a strong case for why funding is needed. We read several texts in the course and look at many examples of need […]

A New Twist to a Holiday Classic

Thanks to Barb Wilson, Owner of SM3, for today’s timely blog.  On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…Wait a minute! We all know how the traditional 12 Days of Christmas goes. So let’s add a social media twist to it this season! Sing it with me… On the first day […]

Discount Offer from Association of Fu...

If fundraising is in any part of your job description or weekly tasks, consider this great offer from the Association of Fundraising Professionals: a coupon for a $50 Professional or Associate New Member Discount! The AFP is offering this discount in honor of National Philanthropy Day. For someone like me who has been interested in […]

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