Grants Managers as Strategic Development officers in your organization

August 19, 2014

Think about a grants manager as the Strategic Development officer in your company. Whose job is to identify investors and present an attractive ROI with the goal that they will invest in your organization. The Strategic Development officer is also a project manager because in order to put together a compelling investor presentation there needs […]

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What is Grants Management?

August 16, 2014

Grants management encompasses a broad range of activities. The various phases include researching and identifying grant opportunities, pulling together and managing a team, crunching the numbers and collecting data, writing the grant proposal and managing and administrating the grant award. Successful grants management is about solid project management and good planning.  

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Non-Profits: Know Your Project Before Creating Your Grant Proposal

May 9, 2014

It’s time to draft your grant proposal. As you begin to pull together the information needed to create your proposal, don’t confuse tools with goals. Ask the following: What is the goal? What is our objective? What will this project impact? Is our project realistic? Why is it important? What does it matter? What will […]

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Does Your Non-Profit Organization Have Mission Creep?

May 2, 2014

We see it all the time in many organizations. Mission creep takes a group away from the original goals and objectives through expansion. Having a clear mission statement may not be enough to keep your non-profit on target. Sometimes, an organization can be so focused on finding funding that they can lose sight of their […]

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Grant Writers Have a New Role: Grant Seekers

April 25, 2014

A grant seeking program is paramount in securing the funding for an organization to thrive. Just like in the commercial world, resource diversification is extremely important. A grant writer is a partner in the organization, interprets purpose and value, and articulates the vision. But to find success, a grant writer really does so much more. […]

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Do You Know the Giving Trends for Non-Profits?

April 18, 2014

Domestic foundation giving has continued to grow at a fairly moderate rate in the past year. Based on Key Facts from US Foundations, we may not see boom years like back in the late 90’s and early 2000s, but we will see stable support for programs and ideas that influence and improve lives.  Forty-five percent […]

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