Tag Archives: Foundations

A Personal View of Grantseeking During the Federal Shutdown

In case you noticed last week that the posts to Funding Attractions were somewhat sparse, there was good reason. We here at Thompson were converting our networks with those of our new owner, Columbia Books and Information Services, based in…

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MetLife Foundation To Recognize Outstanding Community-Police Partnerships

(A version of this post first appeared in Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report.) The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and MetLife Foundation have announced the latest competition for the 2012 MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership awards. Ten awards totaling $185,000 are expected…

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Response to "2-4-6-8 Practicing Gratitude in Grant Work"

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

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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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Will Foundations Support Government-Funded Projects?

(This guest post was written by Glenda O’Neal, a grantwriting consultant, founder of a new website for grantwriters, www.Grant-Writing-Proposals.com,  and a member of Thompson Publishing’s Editorial Advisory Board. ) One result of the poor economy and dwindling federal grants is…

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Roundup Reel: Week of Oct. 24

Here’s your weekly roundup of grant-related news and commentary that you may have missed.

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: Future of Philanthropy is Growing and Changing

(This post is an excerpt of a story that appears in the Oct. 31 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) As the country’s economic woes continue, experts are increasingly advising grantseekers to seek alternate sources of funding. Foundations and philanthropic organizations…

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: Foundations Step in to Fill Void Left by State Budget Cuts

(This post is excerpted from a story in the Sept. 26 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) Although reductions in federal grants have been capturing many of the headlines, they are not the only hardships that nonprofit organizations currently face. According…

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How can small organizations engage potential donors?

The other day, I retweeted the following bit from Michael Chatman (@michaelchatman): “Most fundraising problems are not fundraising problems at all. They are org dev probs that poison fundraising success”

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