I’m nominating Alice S. for “Fundraiser of the Year.”
In any given year, grantmaking foundations in the United States award BILLIONS of dollars to nonprofit organizations.
If you want to increase your chances of receiving some of those funds, consider thinking of foundations as individual donor prospects.
Recently the CEO of a major charity told us: “People here are dancing in the street! They can’t believe how much funding is now available to us.” With the passage of the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan”, YMCAs, health and human service agencies, private schools, faith-based organizations, camps, and other nonprofits have access to unprecedented funds. In addition, there were other federal stimulus plans passed in 2020 and programs like 21st Century Grants, Head Start and others continue to be open for business.
A long-time executive coach once told me that the most powerful questions are ones that can be understood by a kindergartner.
After a year of constraints, there are new opportunities awaiting non-profits. Before you decide to start - or delay - your next fundraising campaign, listen in as Bruce Berglund and Laura De Vries from DBD Group answer such questions as:
In sailing you are always scanning the horizon looking for the ripples on the water – because that is where the wind is. That is how you set your course.
Throughout the past few months, conversations with clients from around the country have centered on one basic question:
The DBD grant team has reviewed A LOT of grant proposals over the years – and we mean a lot! We’ve also talked with grant makers from around the country about what they like to see and what makes them cringe. Here are the top five common mistakes we’ve seen and suggestions to lead to more successful outcomes.
As your organization prepares for an executive search, an important consideration is how to engage community stakeholders (along with board and staff) in the process.
Why engage community stakeholders? This group can provide an external perspective on how the community views your organization, as well as challenges and opportunities facing the community. Board members and staff are typically focused on internal priorities, while this group applies an outward-facing lens.
A few times a day, my Apple watch reminds me to breathe. Like many, I googled this feature when I started receiving these notifications at the most inconvenient times. Before I can hit dismiss, my watch steals my attention and I am momentarily captured as the animated flower fills the tiny screen and slowly expands and contracts.