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A Primer on Major Gifts
In this article, we’ll be focusing on major gifts – that tier above the annual fund and below estate gifts. Before going further, though, let’s drill down a bit on what, exactly, constitutes a major gift because if we don’t, we’ll have fuzziness in deciding whether it’s a large annual gift or a bona fide major gift. Keep in mind that, on the one hand, we are talking about calendar; on the other, about amount.
Partnerships for International Grants
Partnerships and collaborations are becoming increasingly important as prerequisites for grant funding. This is particularly true for international grants, for which partnering with organizations in the host country may be the only way to make substantive changes. Just as important, partnerships promote the exchange of information and the sharing of practical experiences. “Successful partnerships have…
Selling your grant to your internal management
During my years as a front line fundraiser, much of my focus was on grants. That meant that my time was spent trying to convince funders, in person and in writing, that “my” grant proposal was one they were going to support. I didn't spend time trying to convince my organization to support a grant;…