Blog posts from March 2016

ioby Cleveland Helps Residents Make Positive Change

ioby Cleveland Helps Residents Make Positive Change

March 28, 2016

Neighborhood leaders and grassroots groups in Cleveland now have a new tool for making positive change on the local level. Last week saw the launch of ioby Cleveland, the Buckeye-based local headquarters of our national nonprofit crowd-resourcing platform. ioby, which stands for “in our backyards,” works to connect local leaders with resources like cash, volunteer power, and social capital in order to make neighborhoods safer, greener, more livable, and more fun.

Dana Textoris

5 Reasons to Wait on Hiring a Grant Writer

March 23, 2016

Even the best grant proposal in the world isn't a direct link to grant funding. Before investing precious resources in a grants consultant, make sure you've taken these steps to shore up your development operation and strategy, strengthen relationships, and improve your chance of winning grants.

Fred Ali

Driving Impact With Unrestricted Support

March 21, 2016

The Weingart Foundation devotes more than 60 percent of its funding to unrestricted support. Its president, Fred Ali, explains why in this conversation with Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Meet Brian, Community Outreach Manager

Meet Brian, Community Outreach Manager

March 16, 2016

Brian Schultz currently serves as the Community Outreach Manager for the Foundation Center’s Cleveland office.  By offering training's and other resources to nonprofit organizations throughout the Midwest, he helps communicate Foundation Center’s mission to “connect people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.”