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Prepare Now to Rebuild Your Program...

The sobering reality is that sometimes the sky really does fall. The challenges of everyday life in a nonprofit have little in common with the profound life-altering crisis of the current pandemic. “This one’s going to test us all to our limit,” said Barbara Floersch, chief of training and curriculum of The Grantsmanship Center in […]

8 Steps To Prepare For The Post COVID-19 Reboot...

This forced hiatus from the office is an anxiety-filled nightmare of handwringing and handwashing. “The worries are real, but we can’t get frozen in place,” said Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “We’ve got to discipline ourselves to be productive and prepare to rebound.” Floersch advises grant professionals to keep their […]

Fidelity DAF donors eclipse $100 million in grants, aim for another $100 million...

More than $100 million in grants to more than 4,500 nonprofits have been recommended from donor-advised fund (DAF) accounts in Fidelity Charitable in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since tracking began last month. In March, total grant volumes increased 36 percent from the prior year, with 136,000 grants recommended. By comparison, Fidelity account holders […]

5 Ways To Ramp Up Trust With Grantmakers...

After submitting hundreds of grant proposals, it’s easy to get lackadaisical when completing yet another description of your nonprofit. But, don’t get lazy. Pump yourself up and snap to, because the funder’s belief in the integrity and credibility of your organization will tip the scale for or against an award. Until the grantmaker believes your […]

Building New Grants: 6 Tips for Launching Funding Opportunities...

Sponsored Content In the very simplest terms, grants are opportunities to make our world better. From grants that boost the sciences to grants that encourage the arts, grantmaking creates impact and change. Offering a new grant presents a wide range of challenges, and not meeting these challenges head on can mean that your grant doesn’t […]

6 Parts Of The Board’s Role In Securing Grants...

Your organization’s board of directors might be affable and effective, challenging, or down-right difficult, but love it or not, it has a role to play in grants administration. “The board’s responsibility to oversee the financial and legal operations of your nonprofit place it at the epicenter of post-award management,” said Barbara Floersch, chief of training […]

NeighborWorks America Unveils $74 Million In Grants...

More than $74 million in flexible grants was awarded to 239 nonprofits that are members of the national NeighborWorks network. This fiscal year (FY) 2020 grant funding (appropriated through Public Law 116 – 94, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020) will provide the organizations with resources to further NeighborWorks America’s vision of making every community […]

$7.3 Billion Paid Out By Fidelity Charitable In 2019...

Fidelity Charitable (FC) donors recommended $7.3 billion in grants to 155,000 charities from their donor-advised fund accounts in 2019, according to a report released today. It exceeds the previous record of $5.2 billion set in 2018. The data is part of Fidelity Charitable’s “2020 Giving Report.” Millennials grew as a force in philanthropy, representing 13 […]

What Size Grant Should You Request?...

When hammering out the budget for a grant request, remember the Goldilocks Rule: If it’s too large or too small, it won’t do. It’s got to be just the right size to get the work done.  “The job of the budget is to support program implementation at a reasonable, professional level,” said Barbara Floersch is […]

Community Engagement Boosts Grant Success...

Some nonprofits always seem to be in the right place at the right time, standing shoulder to shoulder with other community organizations and reeling in grant awards one after another. What’s the story? Why are these nonprofits the darlings of every get-things-done project of every local school, community group, and municipal agency?  “When you see […]