Courses

During my experience working for and in partnership with nonprofit organizations, one common thread is the perpetuation of a “scarcity mindset”                                                                               (http://www.socialsectorpartners.com/?s=scarcity+mindset ). This mindset is based on the idea that nonprofits exist to help others in need and serve the greater good, therefore, staff and anything they might need to do their jobs (salaries, benefits, training) is often last on the list of funding priorities.

While traditional philanthropy focuses on funding immediate needs and short-term goals, the practice of philanthropy is taking a turn towards social change. Funders desire to fund change, not charity. In this way, philanthropy can more effectively address issues at their root causes. Theories of change provide...

In every grant proposal, the writer must convey the importance and urgency of their target population’s needs, problems, and challenges with data and heart. In this webinar, presenter Julie Assel, GPC starts at the surface and then takes a deep dive into effective strategies for conveying problems and...

People want to give to organizations that present a compelling vision. As you approach donors, they will want to know why they should care about your non-profit’s work. Great Case Statements include a mix of both emotionally compelling stories and descriptions of the work you...

A common question on grant applications is “How will you sustain this program after the grant funding is over?” Many grant writers will want to answer glibly, “Write more grants, of course!” But, what should you really include in your answer about a sustainability plan? In...