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Grant Proposal Must Include NPO’s Greatest Hits...

Putting together a proposal for a grant is a rigorous process that must be done right achieve results. One element of a proposal that is commonly included is the organization’s history, demonstrating how it has made a difference. In his book “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Grant Writing,” Waddy Thompson offers several tips about including […]

New COVID Grants Available in Austin, Suburban New York...

Local governments are stepping in to provide support through grant programs for local charities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Austin Economic Development Department reopened the Austin Nonprofit Relief Grant to reach additional nonprofits in the Texas capital region facing hardships due to the economic impact of COVID-19. The $6.35-million program provides grants of up […]

Assessing Social Justice Programs...

When developing funding proposals for social justice programs, grant professionals tend to frame success in terms of direct impact on public policy. While changes in laws are often essential, focusing myopically on that result overlooks changes at the community level that drive legislative reform and that reach deep into our lives and result in lasting […]

Grants And The 2020 OMB Compliance Supplement...

Like previous Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Compliance Supplements, the 2020 supplement that replaces the 2019 version is gigantic. It’s a 1,552-page tome. This guidance document is effective upon publication and applies to audits after June 30, 2019.  The official comment period on the supplement is only for convenience and future use since guidance […]

COVID Pushed DAF Giving Higher...

Donor-advised funds (DAF) continue to report record increases in donations and distributions in 2020 in response to the coronavirus and other current events. National Philanthropic Trust (NPT), the nation’s largest independent DAF sponsor, reported a record $2.11 billion in donor-recommended grants for the fiscal year ending June 30. The aggregate grant dollars represent a 54-percent […]

How to Write a Capacity-Building Grant Proposal...

A capacity-building grant is a specific type of award meant to strengthen an organization’s internal systems and thereby increase its effectiveness. The focus is on building the ability of an organization to vigorously and successfully pursue its mission.  “There are two structural differences between a capacity-building proposal and a proposal for a program that will […]

GivingTuesday Seeks Applicants For Micro Grants...

GivingTuesday will commit $250,000 in micro grants toward coaching and peer learning for leaders worldwide as part of its new Starling Collective to spur implementation of new ideas and grassroots action. Applications for the first cohort of participants opens today and will be accepted through Sept. 1. Participants will be announced in early October. The […]

Nonprofit Survival Tactics...

It was reported on The NonProfit Times’ website on June 15 that that one-third of charities “believe they will have to shut down within the next 12 months.” Canceled events, curtailed government funding, and forced closure of business sponsors  have left many organizations underwater. And with millions of people out of work, individual donations are […]

Stay On Track With Grant Implementation...

Staff starts getting a lot of tasks once a grant is awarded. “Too often organizations look around after six months and find that program implementation is off track,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “If you want to stay on track, don’t start running. Get organized.” The proposal, […]

Open Society To Grant $220 Million To Black-Led Nonprofits...

The George Soros-backed Open Society Foundations will distribute $220 million to organizations and leaders in Black communities, including $150 million through a set of five-year grants to Black-led justice organizations that “helped to create and now sustain the momentum” toward racial equity. “It is inspiring and powerful to experience this transformational moment in the racial […]