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To Start Grant Search, Check Out Community Foundations

Community foundations can help you unearth "hidden" funding sources in your own backyard.

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Vision/Passion Are Notable, But You Still Need Money

Vision and passion are wonderful things; they are driving forces behind the creation of most nonprofits. But, it's money that keeps the organization running. Behind the lofty public goals of the organization lie the organization's basic needs, from making payroll to buying equipment and paying the ...

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Steps in Writing a Foundation Proposal-A Checklist

Once you've targeted a group of potential funding sources, the next step is to develop a grants-winning strategy and craft an application that will beat out the competition. Winners are creative, focused and persistent when seeking grants for their projects. We include a short checklist to help you ...

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Foundation Report: Don’t Backtrack on Gains for Children

Foundation Report: Don't Backtrack on Gains for Children

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Sincere Approach is Key to Faith-based Fundraising Campaigns

Funders who are sympathetic to faith-based causes are generally turned off by fundraising practices that mimic the corporate world, such as highly-polished direct mail campaigns or multiple or duplicated appeals in a short period of time. Faith-based fundraisers should put aside the trendy telemark...

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Collaboration, Partnerships Can Extend Funding Dollars

We at CD Publications have always been big fans of partnerships, whether they are public-private or as simply a collection of private organizations. The essential advice here is to diversify your local funding stream to make sure you have adequate resources if one funder dries up and disappears. An...

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House Committee FY 2018 Spending Bill Would Cut WIOA, Workforce Programs

The bill cuts funding across all three agencies – Labor Dept. (DOL) funding would be cut by $1 billion, or about 8% relative to current FY 2017 levels; the Education Dept. (DoEd) would be cut by about $2.4 billion (about 3.5% lower than current levels); and the overall budget of the Health and Human Services Dept (HHS) would be cut by $542 million, about 7% lower than current levels.

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Applying for Operating Support? Don’t be Superman … Be Clark Kent

One important difference between government and foundation funding, despite tales of out-of-control program officers, is that most federal grants are awarded based on very specific guidelines. There's usually no emotional attachment to the awards.

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House Budget Committee Passes FY 2018 Budget Blueprint

The House Budget Committee passes a FY 2018 budget proposal, which sets a cap on discretionary spending and will result in cuts of about $4.4 trillion over the next decade to programs important to CYF readers.

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Senate Votes Down ACA Repeal, Path Forward Unclear

In an abrupt turn-around, Senate Republicans fail to adopt their own measure to overturn the Affordable Care Act, possibly ending their seven-year quest that has been a primary goal of the GOP and President Trump.

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