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If You Want to Score With Funders, Itís Best to Develop Measurement Strategies

Grant Guru is an occasional feature in which we answer questions from our readers about fundraising. It is part of our continuing effort to enhance our coverage. Dear Grant Guru: "How important is it to develop measures that we can use to gauge the effectiveness of our work.† Is this so...

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Getting it Right for Successful Faith-Based Campaigns

Grant Guru is an occasional feature in which we answer questions from our readers about fundraising. It is part of our continuing effort to enhance our coverage. Dear Grant Guru: We work with faith-based causes and are generally turned off by fundraising practices that mimic the corporate wor...

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Don't Be Bedeviled by Fundraising; Mission Trumps Size

CYF's Grant Guru is a periodic feature in which we answer your questions. It is part of our continuing effort to enhance our coverage. Dear Grant Guru: We are a small organization, but we are having difficulty getting our fundraising efforts on track. We can't seem to open any doors. Are all sm...

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When It Comes to Online Fundraising, Just Think KISS; Keep It Simple, Stupid

Grant Guru is an occasional feature in which we answer questions from our readers about fundraising. It is part of our continuing effort to enhance our coverage. Dear Grant Guru: "We are starting an online Web-based fundraising appeal. Do you have any suggestions on the best way to start? ...

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Coffee, Cigarette Smoke Can Doom that Application; Avoids These Pitfalls

Grant Guru is a new, occasional feature in which we talk to the experts in the field to answer your questions. It is part of our continuing effort to enhance our coverage. Dear Grant Guru: What common mistake do grant applicants make that virtually guarantees reviewers will respond unfavorably?...

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Grant Guru Says: Hereís Some Tips to Get You Started, Mistakes You Should Avoid At All Costs

Grant Guru is a new, occasional feature in which we draw on our knowledge of the philanthropic universe to answer your questions. It is part of our continuing effort to enhance our coverage.

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Donít Get Caught in a Jam; We have Tips On Funding

PGA's Grant Guru is a new, occasional feature in which we draw on our knowledge of the philanthropic universe to answer your questions. It is part of our continuing effort to enhance our coverage. Dear Grant Guru: I'm an education grant-seeker who is stuck in a jam. How do I get the money to de...

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PGA Finds Funding for Early Childhood Leadership, Training Efforts

PGA reader Charlotte Hendricks, the coordinator for an early childhood training program at an Alabama Community Action Agency, asked for help in maintaining and expanding the boot camps it holds for leaders from state early childhood organizations. The Alabama Early Childhood Leadership Acade...

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PGA Helps Reader Find After-School, Substance Abuse Prevention Opportunities

Grant Guru: A reader in Tyler, TX asks for help in finding funding to expand existing after-school and counseling programs that offer kids a safe place to play as well as provide them with mental health and substance abuse counseling. Lisa Sipes, of the Next Step Community Solutions (formerly the S...

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Foundation Official Offers Tips on Winning Komen Funding

Grant Guru is shaking things up again this month. We continue to be inundated with general questions from grant seekers who want to know what funders are looking for. If you are looking to score support for your health care programs, we suggest you imitate the A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF), whic...

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