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3 Grant Writing Lessons from the Rio Summer Olympics

The Art of Grant Writing As I became enthralled with the Summer Olympics television coverage this year, I realized I was being drawn into the event through techniques that were about much more than athleticism and that those same techniques... View Article

August 23, 2016 4:03 pm Published by Comments Off on 3 Grant Writing Lessons from the Rio Summer Olympics

UMCM wins a $100, 990 grant from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete for their new FISH Program

  UMCM Suncoast will use these funds to develop a Fresh Initiatives Supply Hub (FISH) project in the Lealman neighborhood in order to improve access to fresh healthy foods for food pantries and residents in the immediate area. The goal... View Article

July 26, 2016 12:00 pm Published by Comments Off on UMCM wins a $100, 990 grant from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete for their new FISH Program

What Records Must an Organization Keep?

Excellence and accuracy are essential in nonprofit accounting. It all starts with proper record keeping and a knowledgeable bookkeeper. Today I would like to share with you some important tips from a professional bookkeeper regarding nonprofit record keeping. It's very... View Article

July 18, 2016 12:18 pm Published by Comments Off on What Records Must an Organization Keep?

New 2016 Forecasts Expect Decreases in Charitable Giving in 2016

Raising funds for charitable organizations is, at its best, a challenge, and at its worst, like climbing Everest! Nonprofit leaders are pulled in many directions as they seek to grow and sustain, operate the business side of their organization and... View Article

June 7, 2016 7:42 pm Published by Comments Off on New 2016 Forecasts Expect Decreases in Charitable Giving in 2016

What is Grant Readiness?

Prior to applying for grants it is critical for nonprofits to assess themselves in numerous areas to be sure they can be competitive in the grant seeking arena.  Regardless of the size or age of your nonprofit or the fact that you... View Article

June 1, 2016 10:43 pm Published by Comments Off on What is Grant Readiness?

Why You Need Non-Profit Directors & Officers Insurance

Today’s nonprofit board members are tasked with many responsibilities from daily operations in a startup nonprofit, to fundraising, marketing and overall fiduciary and legal responsibilities regardless of the organization’s size.  Just as these responsibilities are to be taken seriously, financial... View Article

May 23, 2016 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on Why You Need Non-Profit Directors & Officers Insurance

Seven Benefits to Outsourcing Your Grant Writing Initiatives

While grant funds should not be the only revenue stream for a non-profit, they continue to be an effective way to raise dollars and should be a significant portion of a non-profit’s budget.   If your agency is actively seeking grant dollars, you... View Article

February 2, 2016 3:50 am Published by Comments Off on Seven Benefits to Outsourcing Your Grant Writing Initiatives

A Vital Link: Board Giving and Grant Success

Thirty years ago I wrote and won my first grant for a small nonprofit. It was a federal grant for $90,000 for a rural runaway youth shelter. I was hooked! I realized the power of my writing and my attention to... View Article

January 16, 2016 2:57 am Published by Comments Off on A Vital Link: Board Giving and Grant Success

Standards for Charitable Accountability

At GrantPathways we often tell our clients that they need to think of themselves as a business with a mission. Other times we say they are a business with a big heart. We recently heard another non-profit expert refer to... View Article

November 20, 2015 3:37 am Published by Comments Off on Standards for Charitable Accountability