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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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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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Faith-based Campaigns Should Emphasize Outreach, Partnering

Grant seekers in search of support from faith-based funders should emphasize outreach and connection with the community rather than use high-pressure secular approaches that depend on direct mail campaigns or multiple -- often duplicated -- appeals, a faith-based fundraising expert tells us. Wes Wi...

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National Association to Open Competition for Teachers

Funder: Nat'l Art Education Assn (NAEA); Opportunity: Nat'l Art Education Foundation (NAEF) 2015 arts education grants; Funding Focus: Arts, youth, education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12schools, teachers (NAEA members); Funding: Multiple awards, up to $10,000 each; Deadline: Oct. 1...

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National Retailer to Open State Giving Effort

Funder: Walmart Foundation; Opportunity: State Giving Program; Funding Focus: Child hunger relief and nutrition, sustainability grants; Geographic Focus: States; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Grants range from $25,000 to $250,000; Deadline: Varies, see below. Summary:  Focus areas are Hung...

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$6M Grants Boost Student Participation in Healthy School Meals

An Agriculture Dept. grants program is helping strong farm-to-school programs increase the number of students purchasing school breakfast and lunch, improve consumption of healthier foods at school and reduce plate waste. Preliminary Farm to School Census data for school year 2013-2014 indicate sch...

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Agencies Clarify Rights of Parents with Disabilities

Responding to complaints, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and HHS jointly issue a parental right guidance, emphasizing that there is no legal reason for children to be taken from their parents just because a parent has a disability.  HHS also noted that people with disabilities should not face...

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