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There is no doubt that the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, which launched three years ago when the UK hosted the G8, has kickstarted a global movement. As Nick O’Donohoe noted, it brought consistency and clarity, and now it’s moving from rhetoric to reality.
In my long career as a funder, I loved the satisfaction of helping people who were doing wonderful things for other people. During those many years, I actually saw few proposals that advocated for bad ideas. But I did encounter an astonishing number of funding requests that were cast in the worst possible light. In this limited space I can only touch upon the recommendations offered in my book, The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Winning FoundationGrants. With an apology for oversimplifying the process, let me offer a distilled formula that should at least nudge you in the right direction for landing your next big grant.
Sep 16, 2016
“With technology now an essential part of every organization’s operations, you can tell from an IT budget where an organization is looking in the future—is it just starting out (or starting a new venture) or is it getting ready to retire?”— Donny Shimamoto, CPA and Founder of Intraprise TechKnowledgies
Sep 8, 2016
Image of Data It’s true. Most people don’t think of data as “spicy,” or of adding any real interest. Data can be intimidating, hard to find, and seem heartless. The Need section is often the only part of a proposal where we get the chance to paint a picture of the real people in our community we will serve with the grant we are requesting.
FASB [Financial Accounting Standards Board] issued a new accounting standard Thursday [August 18, 2016] that is designed to help not-for-profits tell their stories through their financial statements.
August is a great time to take a step back and plan ahead for year-end fundraising season. Dan Gunderman, Creative Director, at Big Duck shares why it is important to connect the season of giving to your overall organization.
“Overhead” can be a dirty word in nonprofit circles. It’s typically referred to as the costs associated with actually running a nonprofit – administrative costs, fundraising costs, staff costs, etc.
A collaboration between the Regional Access Project (RAP) Foundation and the University of Riverside – Palm Desert Campus has once again produced a crop of dedicated graduates in its ongoing Certificate in Nonprofit Management program. See the original story
YouthGiving.org: Showcasing The Power Of Youth As Grantmakers Posted: 12 Aug 2016 09:41 AM PDT
5 Ways The Yelp Foundation Keeps Grantmaking Local Posted: 07 Aug 2016 02:25 AM PDT Yelp is a mobile app that connects people with great local businesses in more than 30 countries. In 2011 Yelp created the Yelp Foundation with one percent of company equity with the intent to make an impact locally. Here are five ways the Foundation keeps their grantmaking local.

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