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Venture Philanthropy – What is it and how do You Attract it to Your Nonprofit?

Venture Philanthropy is a buzzword for forward thinking and impact donations that weed through the web of charities and give to the most sustainable and innovative. With a total of 1.5 million nonprofits registered at any time in the United States, what makes an organization truly sustainable, and hence worthy of investment, is its revenue […]

18 Fundraising Resources for Environmental Nonprofits

Whether you are looking for new prospects, or some fresh fundraising ideas for Earth Day, you need a crash course in proposal writing, or you have no idea how to get started about development planning, these resources are musts for any conservation, environmental education, or green activist group! Grants These sites will help you hone […]

The Dojiggy Giving Program: Nominate Your Organization for a $1,000 Award!

The is a post from our sponsor Dojiggy: Every year, non-profits and charities help to make the world a better place. They clean up parks and beaches, work towards a cure for cancer and other illnesses, and feed the hungry and homeless. We at Dojiggy work with many of these wonderful charities every day, and […]

What to Stuff: A Nonprofit Proposal Attachment Checklist

As if writing proposals for your work wasn’t hard enough, you need to think just as thoroughly about what attachments you are including with it! Too much additional information can counteract your good proposal, while not enough can make you not stand out. You want to give just enough extras, and the right ones, to […]

Seed Money for Nonprofits – 11 Keys to Success

Are you forming a new nonprofit and think the grant money will just pour in the second you start asking for grants? Maybe it will, but more likely than not, you will find it challenging to find foundations and corporations that want to invest in an organization without a track record, no matter how wonderful […]

Getting Your Grant: 10 Things to Focus on Besides Writing

To get grant dollars, whether from private foundations or government agencies, your writing should be secondary to other preparations. Too many nonprofits make the mistake of investing in a solid technical writer and spending hours preparing a lengthy proposal with perfect grammar, while ignoring what is really important. Yes, writing counts, but make sure you […]

Learn from Grant Writers’ Hindsight

Grants writing can be a discipline, a skill, or an art form. It all depends on whom it is you are talking to. Learning how to write a grant sometimes is the consequence of on-the-job experience and grant writers will often admit to superior hindsight. They won’t hesitate to talk about those things which, had […]

3 Steps to Help your Organization Better Serve Community Need

Today more and more nonprofits and organizations are competing for less and less dollars of foundation and government grant support. While nonprofits need to stay true to their mission and vision, they also, to win those precious dollars, need to frame themselves within the context of what their community needs. Non-profits need to market themselves […]

The Great Value of Mini Grants

A startup nonprofit is often rich in sweat equity. Eager volunteers are full of enthusiasm and gladly donate hours of time to the new organization. This can work well at the beginning but it does come to a point where money is needed. The challenge is that a new charity has no track record or […]

Get Ready for Grant Submission Season

The last few weeks of the year are a good time to take stock of things and at the same time look ahead to the coming year. Nonprofit organizations rely to some degree on the ability to secure grants in a usually very competitive market. The better prepared the organization is for the active grant […]

How a New Non-profit Can Get Funding

Nonprofit organizations in the early stages are full of enthusiasm and ideas but low on cash. Fundraisers such as bake sales and organized marathons will generate contributions, but grants can often provide much larger amounts of needed money. Some nonprofits are a bit intimidated with grants writing and are afraid they’ll be unsuccessful. Failure is […]

The Secret Source for Grant Money

So often, nonprofit organizations are looking to “hit it big” with large grants from big, well-known foundations. The competition for those grants is fierce and an organization can spend countless hours tracking and applying for these grants that they may have little chance of getting. Instead, a tighter focus on a secret source of local […]

Fund Your Social Cause With The Pepsi Refresh Project

Note: This project has been discontinued. The Pepsi Refresh Project is an effort to change the world by providing funding to those who wish to make the world a better place. Through this project you could gain funding for your own social cause! Individuals, businesses and non-profits can participate. What is the Pepsi Refresh Project? […]

How To Apply For The Google AdWords Advertising Grant

The Google AdWords advertising grant can be an excellent tool for certified non-profit organizations. The Google AdWords grant is an in-kind donation program awarding free AdWords advertising to select charitable organizations. Currently about 4,000 organizations are enrolled in the program. The typical grantee in the Google AdWords program receives just over $300 worth of advertising […]

Get $20,000 In Sponsorship Funding From Tom’s Of Maine

Tom’s of Maine (the company that makes the natural soaps, toothpastes etc.) is looking for applications for community involvement projects from nonprofit organizations. The project application period starts on June 1, 2009 and ends on August 30, 2009. After this deadline a review panel will narrow down the applications to 50 finalists. The finalists will […]