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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.

How Should Nonprofits Promote Their Value?
August 8, 2019 at 12:19 pm

When evaluating a nonprofit organization’s financial and operational effectiveness, what should we consider? It is the age-old nonprofit conundrum: How do we show our nonprofit value on paper?

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.

Truth Talks Ep 4: Put Your Goals In Front of You
August 6, 2019 at 9:21 am

Goals are important for any nonprofit professional. On any given day, how many goals are you aiming to achieve? In this Truth Talks episode, T-Shank drops some "T-Shankspiration" about how you can make sure to achieve those goals. 

SGIA Acquires NAPCO Media
August 6, 2019 at 3:05 pm

To further enhance SGIA's current partnership with NAPCO Media, SGIA announced that it has acquired NAPCO Media. Unanimously approved by SGIA's board of directors, NAPCO Media — the parent company of NonProfit PRO — will become an LLC and will continue to operate as an independent entity.

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.

People, Premiums and Purpose: Framework for Nonprofits
August 6, 2019 at 12:25 pm

Nonprofit employers are driven by purpose, not earnings. However, they are faced with the same financial obligations as their for-profit counterparts. Attracting and retaining the industry’s top people is expensive in today’s multicultural and multigenerational workforce.