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The end of the year is the best time to ask for money. In the last post, we talked about what an Introduction Appeal Letter is and why it’s a good strategy when you are new. If you haven’t taken a look at it, then I encourage you to go back to the post. Let's talk...
I was a Board member of a new nonprofit when the concept of an Introduction Appeal Letter came to me. Getting donations was something that was now on our list of challenges. I had been in a larger nonprofit where we sent out appeal letters. My letters normally...
My philosophy- I look at everything through donor and Foundation perspectives. So everything I design has the nonprofit in mind but approaches the task from donor and Foundation perspectives. In this post, I look through the eyes of a grant funder and share what makes you a good investment.
I find when Founders have misconceptions about nonprofits and grant writing, they make some serious mistakes. When I was writing grants, these were the mistakes Founders made and the misconceptions that led to those mistakes. Understanding these misconceptions is the...
Welcome to the series, What Is…? where we describe common terms and concepts to help you confidently build your nonprofit. Today, we are tackling the term “being grant ready”.
At this stage, having the single strategy of getting grants is a bad strategy and it will not keep you going long-term even if you do get a grant in the first few years.