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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

Strategy for Nonprofits

As leaders of non-profit agencies you may often ask yourself if it is really necessary for your organization to spend valuable resources to develop a strategic plan?  It certainly is!  Keep reading to find out why your nonprofit should revise... View Article

October 15, 2015 3:41 am Published by Comments Off on Strategy for Nonprofits

PROFIT is NOT a Four Letter Word

Using For-Profit Strategies in the Non-Profit World 1prof·it: noun, often attributive \?prä-f?t\ Definition of PROFIT 1: a valuable return : gain 2: the excess of returns over expenditure in a transaction or series of transactions; especially : the excess of the selling price of goods over their cost Although there is no mention... View Article

September 20, 2015 3:45 am Published by Comments Off on PROFIT is NOT a Four Letter Word

Building a Mission Statement

You don't have to talk to our staff at GrantPathways for too long before you hear us talking about the importance of building your business foundation. You are a business   with a great big heart!  This is a great article... View Article

August 15, 2015 3:35 am Published by Comments Off on Building a Mission Statement

Act Out of Knowledge

While enjoying a celebration lunch with a client recently, I heard some heartbreaking news.  My client recently attended a workshop hosted by a secular organization in which she was one of the only representatives from the faith-based sector.  During the... View Article

June 20, 2015 3:25 am Published by 3 Comments

Nonprofit Board Responsibility

A strong and effective board is critical to the on-going success of an organization.  This article does a good job of helping board members to understand their roles and responsibilities. Julé

May 2, 2015 3:23 am Published by Comments Off on Nonprofit Board Responsibility

Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership

According to John Maxwell, author of over 70 leadership books, everything rises and falls on leadership.  As the leader of your nonprofit, you will be called upon to exhibit excellent leadership abilities, not only for the success of your organization... View Article

March 15, 2015 3:04 am Published by Comments Off on Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership

Are You the Problem?

If you are a nonprofit leader and are struggling to attract and keep good board and staff members, the first question to ask yourself is "Am I the problem?". The answer is probably, "Yes!", even if only in part. Of... View Article

January 2, 2015 2:52 am Published by Comments Off on Are You the Problem?