Nonprofit Endowment Funds: Are They Right for Your Small Organization?
Nonprofit endowments are a hot-button issue for a lot of reasons—but there’s no right or wrong answer as to whether your organization should have one. Small nonprofits can benefit from endowments just as much as their larger peers… So are they right for you? Learn more about endowments and how they’re structured.
Every Winning Nonprofit Letter of Intent Does These Five Things
Most LOIs follow the same basic structure and include similar information… So how can you stand out amongst the crowd? How can you communicate the genuine value of your organization and make the kind of impression that actually gets you funded by the right partners?? Use these five tricks to make your LOI shine!
Four Easy Steps to a Nonprofit Fundraising Plan That Works for You
A nonprofit fundraising plan is the best way to ensure your organization sees success when it comes to development this year—and you can write yours in four easy steps! Create a unique and customized fundraising plan for your nonprofit by taking stock of what works and planning your next year of fundraising!
Everything You Need To Know Before Hiring a Freelance Grant Writer
If you’re a small nonprofit without a development team or otherwise struggling to consistently submit grant applications, bringing on a freelance grant writer might sound like the perfect solution. And it very well may be! Here’s how to find a good grant writer for your organization—and make sure they’re a great fit.
Three Quick Tips on How to Keep Your Funders Engaged
It’s truly surprising how many nonprofits are successful at receiving a grant award and then never talk to their funder again until the next application deadline rolls around. But you have no staff and even less time… don’t even go there! You don’t want to be one of the organizations that takes the money and runs…
How to Beat Three of the Most Common Grant Writing Challenges
How often have we heard these phrases from nonprofits and especially their grant writers? “We need money from anywhere to survive!” and “I thought I had time to do this, but time got away from me” or “This is such a big idea, there’s no way to write this in a short application.” Maybe you’ve said these yourself...
Four Key Elements of Your Next Successful Grant Proposal
When you’re writing a grant proposal, it may sometimes feel as though every funder is seeking different information. Narratives ask you to “define the statement of need” or “provide a rationale for funding” or “tell us what problem you are trying to solve.” The truth is they are all asking for the same thing! While...
You Got the Grant, Now What? Three Essentials to Grant Reporting
You probably have had the experience of celebrating an achievement when, suddenly, panic sets in and you hear a nagging voice say, “Now what?” Being successful with grant proposals for your nonprofit, especially if you’re a new grant writer, may give you that same feeling: “we’ve been awarded a grant, now what do I do?