Blog posts from September 2016
Martin Tietel, author of The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Winning Foundation Grants, offers a formula that should at least nudge you in the right direction for landing your next big grant.
As a fundraising professional, you can recite your organization’s mission by heart. You see it in print and action every day. But does your grant writing convey the power of that mission to funders?
Technology is not something to be maintained. It is a constantly evolving toolkit of possibilities from which organizations can realize enormous benefits, but only if they can recognize that potential and invest accordingly. And that takes budgeting. Learn why having an IT budget is critical to nonprofit success.
Most people don’t think of data as “spicy,” or of adding any real interest. But actual data, sprinkled sparingly in appropriate places, can be extremely effective in driving home an important point. Backing up your assertions of need with carefully selected facts demonstrates to the funder that you’ve done your homework. Read four best practices for sprinkling the spice of data into your foundation proposal recipes.
Mobile giving is a particularly effective fundraising channel, because you’re meeting donors where they are, often through interfaces that they’re already familiar with using. In this article, we’ll cover 5 tips that can help your organization maximize its giving potential.