The new Fundraising Effectiveness Project Report could be seen as another piece of dire news, but let’s keep a long-term view and remember that we are in unpredictable times.
Food for the Poor exists in a subsector of nonprofits that have historically had problems with creative accounting, so it should have known better than to engage in some of the practices that are currently being exposed by regulators and media outlets.
Here’s a clue: When your trustees don’t understand your financial reporting or decision-making even after a “turnaround,” the road you’re on may still lead to a very bad place.
An audacious target and creative marketing has led to fundraising success. But will the nonprofit be able to achieve its goal of developing life-changing treatment for dementia by 2025?
A single director of development not working for your organization? This extraordinary webinar provides a bird’s-eye view of how a successful nonprofit “culture of philanthropy” works. Come listen to Jeanne Bell and representatives from two social justice nonprofits describe their keys to fundraising success.
An AIDS clinic in Baton Rouge signed a contract with its CEO to give a “cut” of donations over $50,000 to the CEO. What’s wrong with this picture?
Over thirty-five years have passed since the introduction of person-first language, but it still isn’t commonplace within the nonprofit sector. This may be indicative of a need for more staff and funder training, or perhaps there is an element of “poverty porn” at play.
In one of the more interesting directions we have seen taken by United Way in some time, the organization will take on illuminating the extent of working poverty in the US.
California’s attorney general is doing some heavy lifting on holding charities based in other states to account.
What is grant writing? Grant writing is the practice of applying for funding provided by an institution such as a government department, corporation, foundation or trust. In order to be awarded a grant, your organization must write and submit a proposal to be eligible for receiving funding. A grant proposal typically will request funding in order to support activities and programs that are consistent with a nonprofit organization’s mission. According to Wikipedia, the key parts of the grant proposal process include:
Analyzing the intended audience for the proposal
Analyzing the purpose of the proposal
Gathering information about the subject of the proposal
Choosing the appropriate type of proposal
Writing the proposal
Formatting the proposal
Revising, editing, and proofreading the proposal
Submitting the proposal
The amount of steps for a specific grant proposal can vary depending on the timeline the foundation or funder has given. Grantmakers are usually looking for a specific cause or subject to fund, such as diversity and inclusion, so always make sure to thoroughly read what the grantmaker is interested in (and that it’s relevant to your organization’s mission) before applying for a grant simply because it’s a large sum of money. To read more on grants and how to write a grant proposal, please fill out the form below to get exclusive access to one of NPQ’s most popular articles on these topics, The Basics of Grant and Prospect Research:
Grants can be challenging to find and even more difficult to acquire.
The auction at Christie’s will proceed through today and tomorrow, but the charitable event has already broken multiple records.