Category Archives: Philanthropy/Fundraising

(PRODUCT) Red – A New Twist on Partnerships

(This guest post was written by Karen Norris, grants manager for Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. She has more than 20 years of experience supporting educational institutions in the state of Maryland and as a grants consultant. She is currently…

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So Much More Than Just Cookies

Prepare to gain a few pounds over the next few weeks. The Girl Scout cookies have arrived!

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Supercommittee Fail: The Education Funding Crisis That Keeps on Giving

(This guest post was written by Susan Perri, MPA , a grantwriting specialist, philanthropic fundraiser and nonprofit social media strategist. Ms. Perri is a grants consultant for Hanover Grants and helps organizations use communications for social good. She can be…

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Are Nonprofits Best at Showing Grant-Related Gratitude?

As the end of the year rapidly approaches (much to Congress’ dismay), I’ve continued to do a lot of thinking about gratitude and grant-related work. I came across a couple of blog posts on the topic from two terrific grant…

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2-4-6-8, Who Do You Appreciate? Practicing Gratitude in Grant Work

You may have noticed that Funding Attractions had a couple of days off over the Thanksgiving holiday.  We hope that you were also able to get a little downtime with your nearest and dearest.

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Survival of the Financially Fit

Fresh off both a Thompson subscribers-only webinar with industry experts and the three-day Grant Professionals Association annual conference in Las Vegas, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about funding trends.

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Roundup Reel: Week of Sept. 5

Labor Day is behind us, Congress has returned to D.C. and kids are heading back to school. Here’s a few things you may have missed this week as we all try to get back into our groove.

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: Report Finds Child Well-Being Indicators a Mixed Bag

(This post is excerpted from a story in the Sept. 5 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) The past two decades have brought both tremendous progress and periodic setbacks in child well-being at national, state and local levels, according to a…

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The Lifecycle of a Volunteer

Many organizations depend on volunteers to keep things running smoothly. Funding is a crucial resource, but it’s not the only resource an organization has to draw from.

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And Now For Something Different

While we’re typically focused on all things grant-related here at FA, we do our best to stay tuned into the broader community that exists around the grants space. And with those topics top of mind, sometimes the intersections of the…

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