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Go and No-Go Decisions When Competing

June 20, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

Preparing a highly competitive federal grant proposal is an intense process that requires significant energy and resources. For staff members leading the charge, it can be an all-consuming marathon that lasts for weeks.

A Balanced Approach to Grants Management

June 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

Organizations managing grant-funded programs are anxious to stay out of trouble. Given the considerable regulations associated with government grants, especially federal grants, it’s easy to understand why abiding by the rules is the primary focus.

Elements of ethical proposals

June 12, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

Each year grant proposals result in billions of dollars in funding from private and government sources. While nonprofit managers wish more dollars were available, the grant money paid each year is significant.

You’re an Applicant, Not a Supplicant

May 15, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

The stereotype of grantseekers as beggars is common. The image is one of nonprofits with hands out, heads down, and knees bent before suspicious funders. With such a huge imbalance of power between those who give and those who ask, it’s easy to see how the stereotype endures.

How Many and How Much?

May 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

“Grant proposals that are heavy on specifics are the most competitive. Funders don’t want a general idea of what their money will support,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Cailf. “They want a detailed explanation of what the proposed program will look like and what it will accomplish.”

5 Steps For Prospecting for Funders

April 25, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

Grant managers at nonprofits “take a reactive approach to finding funders,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. A funding need arises, and staff members scramble to find an appropriate grantmaker for the situation.

Beware of Awareness Outcomes

April 18, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

Outcomes rule when it comes to grant proposals. Outcomes are the results that nonprofits claim will come about from the proposed grant-funded program. Because funders invest in positive social change, specific and measurable outcomes are an essential element of a successful grant proposal.

Funders Don’t Bail Out Sinking Ships

April 11, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

Most nonprofits are pros at navigating the turbulent waters of financial insecurity. But from time to time those rough waters roil up into a full scale financial crisis — a major grant ends unexpectedly, a facility burns down, or another unexpected catastrophe occurs.

The Mountain & The Spoon Mistake

February 22, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

When seeking grant funds to tackle a complex, multi-faceted problem such as homelessness or poverty, your organization’s proposed approach can seem tantamount to suggesting that a spoon be used to remove a mountain.

4 Questions For If A Grant Is A Good Fit?

February 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES       (0)       0

The infusion of targeted government or foundation grant dollars can boost an organization’s ability to accomplish important work in the community. When the grant is a good fit with what your organization is trying to accomplish, it’s a win-win scenario for you and the grantmaker.