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  • Hard And Soft Data For Grant Proposals

    By The NonProfit Times — June 17, 2014

    The section of a grant proposal defining the situation that has compelled your organization to seek funding is the heart of your argument. “The most convincing proposals use a combination of hard data (facts, figures, research findings) and soft data (quotes, stories, anecdotes) to demonstrate what the problem looks like in the targeted area, why the situation matters, and what’s causing it,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Feed the Children Rebrands With New Logo, Tagline

    By Patrick Sullivan — June 17, 2014

    Feed the Children has unveiled a new logo, tagline and a program, all aimed at modernizing the 35-year-old organization and putting its recent troubled past behind it.

  • Consumers Will Pay More For Corporate Social Responsibility

    By Patrick Sullivan — June 17, 2014

    More than half of online consumers around the world (55 percent) will pay more for products and services from companies that are socially and environmentally responsible. North America (42 percent) and Europe (40 percent) lag behind the Asia-Pacific region (64 percent), Latin America (63 percent), and Africa and the Middle East (63 percent).

  • Giving Estimated At $335.17 Billion For 2013

    By Mark Hrywna — June 17, 2014

    Charitable giving in the United States jumped 4.4 percent last year to an estimated $335.17 billion and was led, as usual, by individual donors supporting their favorite charities and institutions.

  • H.W. Bush Fundraises Against Nunn In Georgia Senate Race

    By Mark Hrywna — June 16, 2014

    Former President George H.W. Bush, who founded the Points of Light Foundation (PoL) during his administration in the late 1980s, has endorsed a Republican in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia against the former head of the PoL.

  • There is a difference between CSR and CSV

    By The NonProfit Times — June 16, 2014

    In trying to enlist corporate support for philanthropic efforts, some in the sector mix the terms Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Shared Value (CSV).

  • “HANDS” On management can work

    By The NonProfit Times — June 16, 2014

    Some managers recognize staff as steady places to put their feet, others view them as objects cluttering the view.

  • Non-techies can diagnose web issues

    By The NonProfit Times — June 16, 2014

    The word “triage” might remind you of old “E/R” reruns or some other television medical drama. But triage – determining priority based on one’s condition – can also be applied to other situations, even nonprofit websites.

  • #GivingTuesday Webinar: Plans That Work

    By The NonProfit Times — June 13, 2014

    How popular is #GivingTuesday? The average gift during the online giving phenomena was $101.60 in 2012, its first year. Last year, that number was up nearly 40 percent to $142.05. What will it be this year and, more importantly, will you be ready?

  • Live From AICPA: IRS Readying Shorter Application Form

    By Mark Hrywna — June 13, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to release a shorter version of its application for tax-exemption (Form 1023 EZ) within the next month and reduce the backlog of the longest applications by the end of the fiscal year.


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