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4 More Tips for Collaborative Grant Proposals...

Collaborative efforts can offer more comprehensive responses to community challenges than any one organization alone can deliver. “When the muscle and know-how of multi-talented teams focus on a mutual concern, there’s a real opportunity for impact,” said Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “Laying out a coordinated approach in a collaborative […]

Grant Applicant Organization Holds the Bag...

When nonprofits work collaboratively to tackle community needs, they often submit joint grant proposals and share the funding to implement programs. Still, only one organization can serve as the applicant for the grant.  “In a joint funding proposal, the strength of the applicant’s operating systems and administrative track record are crucial,” said Barbara Floersch of […]

8 Tips To Writing A General Operating Grant Proposal...

General operating awards have always been highly prized by nonprofits, but in the era of COVID-19, they have become lifelines helping many nonprofits survive. As funders loosen restrictions and turn toward general support, nonprofit managers must be prepared to respond with solid proposals that check off all the boxes.  “A general operating request is somewhat […]

Grantors Back Endeavors Benefiting Communities of Color...

Two new efforts, one aimed at raising the profile of Black-founded nonprofits and the other geared toward supporting Asian, Black, Indigenous and Latinx arts organizations, have received pledges of support from a variety of partners and supporters. In the first, 16 donors and foundations banded together and pledged $156 million to support Asian, Black, Indigenous, […]

Requesting A Planning Grant Is Possible...

A successful grant proposal lays out a detailed plan of action that is likely to produce the desired results. There are myriad considerations in program planning: What results do you want to produce? What approaches have proven successful? What methods are the best fit for your community and your organization’s capacity? What’s the price tag?  […]

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 […]