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CharityChannel Member’s Easy-to-Read Book Helps Americans Tap the Benefits, Avoid the Pitfalls of the New Health Law
Indianapolis, IN (December 5, 2013) — With millions of Americans struggling to understand their options under Obamacare, a timely new book explains how to tap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of the Affordable Care Act.… Continue reading
Summative evaluation (a complement to formative evaluation ), answers the question, “How are people’s lives (or communities, or animals, or the environment) different because of our program?” Some people refer to summative evaluation as impact or outcomes evaluation. Its purpose is to determine if your program is effective in making meaningful change for participants over the short and long-term.… Continue reading
In all my years of asking for funding, the greatest lesson I’ve learned is: it is NOT primarily about the money.
If It’s Not about the Money, What Is It about?
“Fundraising not about the money?” you say. “How can that be?… Continue reading
It’s a fact.
For many nonprofits, funding from traditional sources such as the federal government and even corporate and foundation funders has shrunk or even disappeared. Those organizations that for years and years and years have relied on “renewing the grant” to fund vital programs and services are now faced with the dilemma of finding new revenue sources…and they may not be there…or reducing staff and cutting back on programs and services.… Continue reading
Grant writing is not so much about raising money as it is about implementing a compelling mission. It is not about getting money for a particular program or your agency. Your program or agency is just the vehicle that will be used to implement the mission, not the end result.… Continue reading
When evaluating different types of fundraising strategies that are part of a development plan, special events are often viewed as necessary evils that must be tolerated. These events are seen as intensive activities that require lots of time and money (direct and indirect) even though they don’t raise a lot of funds.… Continue reading
Do you dream of going to the office in yoga pants, waking up whenever you want and working from anywhere? Of course besides the obvious benefits of being your own boss, when you’re a grant consultant you also have the luxury of naming your own salary, deciding who you want to work with, and choosing how you want to work.… Continue reading
As grant professionals, we work to avoid all errors in grant applications—from math, to grammar, to citations. Nevertheless, we are all human and oversights slip through. Often the mistakes are minor and overlooked by a potential funder. However, there are times when an error can jeopardize a funding award.… Continue reading
Every neck pivoted when Sasha Janes, assistant artistic director with the North Carolina Dance Theatre, announced that the man who had commissioned the dance At First Site was in the audience. Several years before, the patron, Michael Tarwater, had approached the theatre about commissioning a dance for his wife, Ann.… Continue reading