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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.

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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.” 

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The 5 Big Benefits of a Strong Brand

February 23, 2016

The clearer you can be about what your organization stands for — and why that matters — the better chance you have of securing the support you need to get your work done. But is making the effort worth it? Here are 5 benefits your organization will gain with a strong brand.

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Using 990s to Tell Your Story

February 18, 2016

More and more donors are looking at a charity's Form 990 (or as we call them, "990s") before they decide to give. How can nonprofits prepare their 990s to best engage the attention and heart of their readers while explaining their mission, work, and results in concise and compelling ways?