Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

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Do’s and Don’ts for worki...

Just because you have an on-staff grant writer or hired a freelance grant writer to craft your proposals doesn’t mean your work in the world of grants is finished. Working with your proposal writer is critical to success in receiving grant money. These tips will help you get create a grant-winning proposal: Provide details.  Don’t  forward […]


In the wake of the recent tragedies in Oklahoma, I am forced to remember how quickly the American Red Cross can jump into action. They are there to help in these situations because they have been doing this job for the last 132 years. This organization, founded in 1881, has become a massive, international organization […]

Why You Should Jump on the Infographi...

Photo courtesy of You’ve probably heard a lot about infographics by now. You’re either using them or you’re still trying to figure out what the heck they are. Let me assure you, infographics are hot, but I predict they are not a passing trend. Infographics are defined as graphic visual representations of information, data, […]

Foundation Related Investing: Advanci...

This week’s blog is the second of a two-part blog about foundation investment. Check out the first part of the blog at Foundation Investing: Advancing Your Mission Part I This week, let’s continue thinking about Program Related Investments (PRIs). To meet the IRS definition, the primary purpose of Program Related Investment (PRI) must be in […]

Foundation Investing: Advancing Your...

This week’s post is the first of a two-part blog about foundation investment from Jessica Jackson, JWS Associate and guest blogger. As more foundations, specifically larger community and independent foundations, begin shifting toward market-rate mission-related investing, it is beneficial for nonprofit grant-seeking organizations to pay closer attention to foundations investment strategies. Most nonprofit organizations request grant […]

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