The question of how to attract the attention of foundations that give only to preselected organizations (by some estimates, this is as many as 60 percent of all foundations) is a vexing one.
On October 28th, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta will present the program Getting Started with Lobbying and Advocacy. This post previews the upcoming workshop and provides guidance on what activities constitute lobbying or advocacy for tax-exempt charities.
Foundation Center trainers love connecting with you, answering your questions and supporting your learning process. Unfortunately, they can’t be everywhere, so we've expanded our roster to include two new experts who are debuting in Foundation Center's Online Proposal Writing Course.
The Center for Civic Innovation has launched the Civic Impact Awards to celebrate the people who put in the time and energy day in and day out, to change the lives of other people in Atlanta.
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance at Georgia State University is hosting a social media mini-clinic that will begin with a presentation by a representative from LYFE Marketing, a social media marketing firm.
If you've written several grant proposals in your career, chances are you've heard at least one "no." As grant seekers, it is our job to distinguish between the "no's" that really mean "no, for now" and those that mean "no, never."
Done right, a capital campaign can both expand your nonprofit’s mission in bold ways and build the major donor pool for your annual fund. Done wrong, it can shrivel resources, morale and dreams.
It’s time for leaders in the sector to apply more critical thinking and discipline to the “scaling” discussion than we have in the past, starting with these four questions. When we do, we stand to exponentially increase the likelihood of success for those scaling projects that we do take on.
Before, fundraisers had to focus on how to gain donors' trust and confidence and persuade them to support our organization. Now, they must learn how to creatively give supporters the tools they need to raise money on your organization’s behalf. Give the power back to the people who care for your cause just as much as you do.
Susan Danish, executive director of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., discusses how to manage internal change and transition at nonprofit organizations.