Writing A Grant Proposal – The 6 Main Sections

The basic grant proposal has 6 core sections. These sections will need to be in the proposal regardless of the size of the grant, a grant from a foundation or from the federal government. The persons reviewing the grant will look for the information in these sections to help them determine if they will fundContinue reading “Writing A Grant Proposal – The 6 Main Sections”

Board Fundraising Whose Responsibility Is It?

Written by Claudette G. Baker How many times have you heard board members say “I don’t fundraise.”  It’s the statement that makes board chairs, executive directors and development directors cringe at the very thought.  The interpretation of the sentiment expressed is often misunderstood and translated as a board member shirking their responsibility.  According to BoardSource’s,Continue reading “Board Fundraising Whose Responsibility Is It?”

Financial Literacy for the Long Term

Financial Literacy for the Long Term: To ensure a strong future, nonprofits need to close the gaps in their fiscal knowledge. From Philanthropy MattersUntil recently, the financial focus of midsize nonprofits was simply to break even. That focus has shifted, changing the ways nonprofits operate and placing greater emphasis on nonprofits’ financial knowledge—and gaps in that knowledge.Continue reading “Financial Literacy for the Long Term”

Are You a Good Board Member?

Written by Claudette G. Baker Let’s assume the nonprofit board you are currently serving on did everything right to get you to agree to serve on their board.  That means in the recruitment process expectations – the 3Ts (time, talent, treasure) or 3Ws (work, wisdom, wealth) were covered in detail.  You said “yes” because youContinue reading “Are You a Good Board Member?”

Community Giving & The Benifits of Non-Profit Status

By Lori Riggs It is annual charitable giving campaign season and if your group has 501(c) (3) non-profit status, you may be eligible to register with local charitable agencies.  Organizations, such as the United Way, post “Public Notices” in newspapers or on web media seeking charitable, voluntary, health, education and welfare organizations with a 501(c)Continue reading “Community Giving & The Benifits of Non-Profit Status”

Philanthropic and Formula Funding

Submitted by Lori Riggs The Foundation Center http://foundationcenter.org/ is a leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.  Established in 1956, the Foundation Center site allows you to gather and analyze data or participate in training as it relates to your funding topic or interest.  It also connects people globally to the resources they need toContinue reading “Philanthropic and Formula Funding”

7 Steps to Writing a Basic Business Plan

Writing a business plan? You have an idea or a product that everyone says “You should start a business and sell your product”. “You can be your own boss and make money” or “This is great! People really need this”. Yes, you can write this yourself. After all who knows you and your idea betterContinue reading “7 Steps to Writing a Basic Business Plan”