Did you miss the TechSoup sale? You can still catch GrantStation - Membership is just $129!

Did you miss the TechSoup sale? You can still catch GrantStation - Membership is just $129!

Two weeks only - February 14 through February 27

At GrantStation, we provide the tools for you to find new grant sources, build a strong grantseeking program, and write winning grant proposals, plus a personal dashboard to help you keep organized.

  • Do you struggle to identify new funding sources?         
  • Does the lack of time limit your ability to submit grant requests?       
  • Do you have a grants strategy for 2019-2020?
  • Are you interested in securing funding through grants to help offset changes coming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?

GrantStation Membership can help your organization navigate these challenges to successful grantseeking!

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The 2019 State of Grantseeking™ Survey

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Please contribute your experience to the 2019 Annual State of Grantseeking™ Survey

Why take part?

The State of Grantseeking™ Survey spotlights recent developments in funding so that organizations can be more strategic in their grantseeking.

The resulting – free – State of Grantseeking™ Reports, published in May and June, serve as valuable analytics tools for organizations to review their grantseeking efforts, report on performance, and plan for the future. The benchmarks suggest reasonable levels of funding to expect for an organization based on median awards by organizational budget and mission. This leading-edge information is key data for all organizations.

Please join thousands of others who find value in the reports and complete this survey to offer your insights for the upcoming report. The survey ends March 31, 2019.

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Webinar Spotlight

Online Workshop: QuickBooks Budgeting & Year End Donor Receipts (NEW) - Online Version

Do you spend hours every month getting budget reports ready for your board meeting? Do you put time into reentering and then manipulating data in Excel to get that "challenging" board member the report he wants? Do you manually generate donor thank you letters in Word? Are you double entering donations in QuickBooks and then again in another donor database that you don't really like or understand?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES, then this workshop is for you! We are very excited to have Gregg Bossen, CPA and president of QuickBooks Made Easy, deliver one of his most popular webinars exclusively for GrantStation.

Don't miss out on this great learning opportunity! This workshop on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 2 PM is for QuickBooks - Online Version.

Webinar Spotlight

Secure the Future: Build a Diversified Base of Support (NEW)

Just as your organization cannot rely on just one or two funders, you also need to develop multiple types of revenue streams beyond grants. This webinar will offer proven ideas and techniques that will lead to more and larger giving from a broader range of donors.

Learn how to engage your board to maximize their potential and tap into their networks. Likewise, we'll explore what else volunteers can do for your organization. This webinar will benefit executive directors, board members, and all development staff who interact with donors and prospects.

This webinar is $69 for 90 minutes, held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 2 PM EST.

Partner Spotlight

West Virginia Nonprofit Association

The mission of the West Virginia Nonprofit Association is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by fostering a collective voice and providing mission focused resources. We do this by delivering capacity building programming regionally and statewide, serving as a clearinghouse of information through our website, connecting the sector for a unified voice, providing cost saving benefits and services, and advocating on behalf of nonprofits on matters relevant to the sector.

Learn more about the WVNPA

The West Virginia Nonprofit Association (WVNPA) is a GrantStation Premium Licensing Partner. Learn more about PLP.

GS Insights: Blog

The Lowdown on Shutdowns

The recent government shutdown began shortly before Christmas and stretched through January 25. It was the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

But the difficulties might not be over. The government was recently reopened for only three weeks, and there is a chance it may shut down again at the close of that period. The president himself put the odds of the government remaining open at “less than “50-50.”

While government employees, contractors, and those relying on government services felt the brunt of the shutdown’s impact, its effects reached far, including into the nonprofit sector. How did the shutdown affect nonprofit agencies? What lessons can be learned? And how can those lessons be applied if it happens again? Read more

Partner Depot

Learn How to Become a Certified Grant Professional

Are you looking to further your career as a grant professional and get recognition for the skills, expertise, and knowledge you’ve acquired? The Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI) administers the nationally recognized Grant Professional Certification (GPC) credential to grant professionals who meet eligibility requirements and successfully demonstrate proficiency in the required competencies.

Visit the Grant Professionals Certification Institute’s website to learn:

  • What are the nine Competencies and Skills grant professionals must have to be certified?        
  • Are you eligible to pursue your GPC?
  • Why should you consider getting your GPC?

Click here to sign up for the GPCI quarterly newsletter and you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a FREE one-year Grant Professionals Association (GPA) membership - a $220 value! (If you are already a GPA member, you can apply this to your upcoming renewal.)

The lucky winner will be chosen on February 22nd!

Pathfinder

We did the research for you! Browse our library of quality resources, including profiles of books and articles, courses and degree programs, and workshops and tools, all designed to help you develop your career path as a grants professional.


Creating a Partnership Strategy: A Field Guide
Partnering up with another organization can have far-reaching benefits, but working out the details of such arrangements can seem like a daunting process. For those new to the process, Community Wealth Partners has put out Creating a Partnership Strategy: A Field Guide to help readers as they create a partnership strategy and grapple with questions about whom to partner with and how to make those partnerships meaningful and effective. It walks readers through common stages of a partnership and offers actionable tools, questions to explore, and examples of what this work looked like for one nonprofit organization.

National Funding Alert

February 14, 2019
UL Innovative Education Award
The UL Innovative Education Award recognizes innovative nonprofit programs in the U.S. as well as Canada that use the environment as a pathway to STEM Learning (E-STEM). The Award invests in the work of nonprofit organizations that are leading the way to inspire a passion for STEM education in young people in grades K-12 through a focus on designing solutions to environmental problems. Learn more about the award guidelines and application process.
This is a sample of the thousands of searchable grantmaker profiles available to Members!

Local Funding Alert

February 14, 2019
The Annie E. Casey Foundation: Atlanta Civic Site
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site is seeking proposals for community-led workforce efforts to help residents in Southwest Atlanta, GA, develop their skills and secure well-paying jobs that align with their interests. Learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.
This is a sample of the thousands of searchable grantmaker profiles available to Members!

Canadian Funding Alert

February 7, 2019
Park People: TD Park People Grants
Park People supports and mobilizes people to help them activate the power of parks to improve quality of life in cities across Canada. TD Park People Grants support groups from Metro Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax Regional Municipality to help make community events happen in green spaces. Learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.
This is a sample of the thousands of searchable grantmaker profiles available to Members!

International Funding Alert

February 14, 2019
Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation
The Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation aims to contribute to the sustainable improvement of social, economic, and ecological structures in the Global South, particularly in regions that have been negatively affected by the structures of the global economy. The Foundation supports entrepreneurial and income-generating initiatives to promote economic independence, with a current focus on South Africa, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Paraguay, Argentina, India, and Rwanda. Learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.
This is a sample of the thousands of searchable grantmaker profiles available to Members!