Janet Polli is Market Manager at UCare. She is responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies, programs, and tactics that advance organizational goals. She is responsible for leading, coordinating, and collaborating with key stakeholders to ensure the alignment of product positioning, programs, communication, and effectiveness in the market and with target audiences.

She supports GrantsPlus, a nonprofit organization that provides grant administration and general fiscal services to non-profit organizations that enhance their technical capacity and ability to attract funding.

She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BA from the University of Chicago.

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Help! Nonprofit Survival in Challenging Times

A recent article in The Nation reinforced grim news for nonprofit leaders.  Eyal Press writes in his article, The Perfect Storm, “At a forum in New York City in November, Paul Light, a professor of public service at New York University, predicted that ‘at a minimum’ more than 100,000 nonprofit organizations would be wiped out…

Helpful Hints for Making the 501(c)(3) Transition

It certainly isn’t easy to be charitable.  You’d think getting your 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status so you can begin the important work of saving the world would be a simple formality.  You would breeze right through the paperwork and begin collecting much-needed government grants (to supplement the spending you’ve already been doing against your mortgage or…

Lessons Learned About Grant Administration

Nonprofits face an uphill battle when it comes to getting funding. Not only are there fewer dollars available and increased competition, government and private funders have implemented stricter reporting requirements and more complicated compliance rules. Strengthening the grant administration process is one way nonprofits can more efficiently utilize their funding and increase their success in…