Private Grants Alert

GRANT GURU

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How Does a Small Nonprofit Compete in the Race for Grants and Funding?

Dear Grant Guru: We are a small nonprofit and don’t have the resources to hire a fulltime professional grant writer. We have a good staff and a dedicated board of directors, but how do we get ahead? Are there some tricks you can share about helping us stay in the race?

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Must Nonprofits, Grant-seekers Adapt to new Accounting Standards?

Dear Grant Guru: We have heard a lot about the new accounting standards for nonprofits. We are a small nonprofit organization, but we do an annual audit of our financial records. Will these new accounting standards apply to us or are we small enough to be exempt?

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Grant Seekers Must First Answer the Question: ‘Who Are You?’

Grant Guru is an occasional feature in which we answer questions from our readers about fundraising and the giving universe. It is part of our continuing effort to enhance our coverage.

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Smart Grant Seekers Take Advantage of Employee Directed Giving

Grant Guru is an occasional feature in which we answer questions from our readers about fundraising and the giving universe. It is part of our continuing effort to enhance our coverage. --------------- Dear Grant Guru: We have heard a lot about employee-involved giving? Is that something that i...

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Know the Difference Between Private, Federal Grant Making

Grant Guru is an occasional feature in which we answer questions from our readers about fundraising and the giving universe. It is part of our continuing effort to enhance our coverage. --------------- Dear Grant Guru: We are a small organization and wanted to know the difference between private g...

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If You Want to Score With Funders, It’s 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 s...

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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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