Grants

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 99: All About Grant Week
August 9, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: being bold in your grant thinking, learning why your grant request was denied and talking too much during fundraising. 

Don’t Miss the Boat: Uncovering New Sources of Grant Opportunities
August 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm

I’m fairly confident that by the year 2021, philanthropy, not only in the U.S. but throughout the world, will wear a new face. These changes will open an expanded door of opportunity in the area of grantseeking for nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and regional governments.

The State of Grantseeking
August 9, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Both private and government grantmakers often require outcome data and reporting on the success of the funded projects and programs — and that data comes from inside your organization. But where do you get external data to provide benchmarks as you build your organization’s overall grantseeking program?

Zen and the Art of Grantseeking
August 8, 2019 at 12:37 pm

The search for new income for almost any nonprofit is never ending. And often, we simply get paralyzed by indecision, trying to figure out how to move forward. We know it’s critical to devise a plan on how to secure the funds our organization needs to operate and grow.

Building Grantmaker Relationships in a Non-Relationship Society
August 7, 2019 at 1:04 pm

Building a good relationship with funders is as important today as it has always been, but how do you build any sort of camaraderie if phone and face-to-face contact seem to be “out” and text and email are “in”? The answer, I believe, is simply learning how to communicate well.

My Boomerang Won’t Come Back: Why Did My Grant Request Fail?
August 6, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Sometimes, no matter how many trainings you take, no matter how many articles you read, no matter how many times you polish your proposal, you simply aren’t successful in your grantwriting efforts. In short, you’ve tossed the boomerang out there, but it just won’t come back.

Common Fundraising Mistake: Talking Too Much
August 6, 2019 at 12:11 pm

It’s true, when we are nervous, we tend to ramble. Asking for a contribution makes most people nervous, which causes rambling. And together, we have the perfect storm to make the most common fundraising mistake: talking too much.

How 1 Challenge Grant Saved This Capital Campaign
August 5, 2019 at 12:57 pm

A rural public district hospital in the Tri-Cities area of Washington found its capital campaign stalled. This campaign conducted 10 years ago was important. It was launched to expand and improve the hospital’s emergency department to better meet the needs of its growing community.

Bold = Gold: Grant Requests That Demand Investment
August 5, 2019 at 12:51 pm

In today’s philanthropic climate, an important key to unlocking the grantmaker’s door is to become bold in your thinking. Encouraging leadership to embrace new ways to fulfill your organization’s mission is a major step in that direction.