It seems logical to ask tech companies to fund your technology project. Nearly all of them do philanthropy work, and there’s a good chance that they make or sell something you need. But as it turns out, your chances are slim.
The most popular section of Tuesday’s popular webinar of the same name was, not surprisingly, the “half-secret” of appealing to a sponsor, for it essentially described the anatomy of an effective collaborative grant proposal. Here's a summary plus a few other key points from Jeremy Miner's session.
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.
Instagram's visual nature makes it a perfect channel for executive directors to engage with their stakeholders. Aside from having a personal branding strategy, what exactly makes an effective personal brand for a nonprofit leader? It’s about authenticity.
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.
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.
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.”
Ever wondered if you can raise money through fiscal sponsorship and crowdfunding to support a creative project? Dianne Debicella and Theresa Hubbard from Fractured Atlas joined Foundation Center West to share information on how to combine fiscal sponsorship and crowdfunding to support artistic projects.
Darian Rodriguez Heyman, former Craigslist Foundation E.D. and author of the newly-released Nonprofit Fundraising 101 joined Foundation Center West to share concrete tips and tools for individual giving, foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, earned income, and online and peer-to-peer campaigns.
With the benefits and popularity surrounding crowdfunding, it is easy to overlook the potential associated legal risks. For every nonprofit currently engaged in or considering engaging in crowdfunding, here are a few of the many factors to consider.