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The One Leadership Trait That Will He...

Today’s blog is by JWS Associate Micki Vandeloo, GPC. Think about the grant writing process for a minute.  Once your organization identifies an opportunity to get grant funding, what happens?  In all likelihood, someone (the development director or grant writer) reviews it to make sure it with a current or future program.  If this is […]

Big Enough: Does your Grant Waist Siz...

Today’s blog is by JWS Associate Danny Blitch, MPA, GPC. Go Big or Go Home! “Go Big or Go Home!” is a fallacy statement for life, as well as, for grant development. The adage implies, if your grant request amount isn’t for big bucks, then you might as well curl up into a ball and stay […]

Elections and the Nonprofit Connectio...

In the midst of one of the most tumultuous election years ever, set the candidates and issues aside for a moment. Now, consider the lessons nonprofits can take from the election process. Angela Struebing, president of CDR Fundraising Group, reviews the most insightful methods that the tight, results-driven election industry employs and translates it into practices nonprofits […]

How to Do the Most Good for Altruisti...

Thanks to our guest blogger, Matthew Moses, CAP® of  the Pay It Forward Foundation for today’s blog. Effective altruism is a philosophy and social movement that applies evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to improve the world. Effective altruists aim to consider all causes and actions, and then act in the way […]

Navigating the Sea of Grants: Good Gr...

By Cynthia E. Blitch, BBA Over the course of the past 10 years in the grant field, I have come to think of the process of grant writing, managing and reporting as a sea voyage. In some cases the voyage is short and sweet, “a three hour tour” if you will. In other cases, the […]

The Magic of SWOT

Thank you to Linda Butler, President of Butler Consulting, Inc., for today’s guest blog! Whether you are developing a project, planning a grant, or creating a strategic plan, a SWOT is a valuable component and magic wand of your toolkit. What is SWOT? SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Strengths (S) […]

Managing Multiple Deadlines

Deadline—it sounds a bit harsh, doesn’t it? Well, originally, it was. Believed to have origins in the American Civil War, a prisoner that passed over the dead line would be shot. Luckily today, a deadline designates a time we should not pass, and you won’t be shot for missing one. Yet, some deadlines give us […]

Strategic Plans: Why they are so Impo...

It is that time of year again. Time for you and your organization to start planning. One way to do this is to gather everyone and create a strategic plan. Yes, strategic planning can be time-consuming and difficult, but they can prove very useful in judging the growth of your organization, your ability to achieve […]

Is It Time To Upgrade That Old Comput...

Last Friday I said goodbye to a friend of mine that has been my trusted companion for the last decade. I am not (thankfully) speaking about a person, but my old Dell laptop. I decided it was time to let it retire in style, and upgraded myself with a new computer built by Rock Computer […]

Thank a Grant Professional

It is the first ever International Grant Professionals Week (March 16-20, 2015)! This week celebrates and recognizes all the “behind the scenes” people—grant professionals, who serve as administrators, consultants, managers, grant-makers, writers, and more. We work tirelessly to make sure our organizations fulfill their mission. We are a dedicated group of multi-role individuals who can, […]

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