Articles by Cynthia Adams

There are five stages that all small businesses go through regardless of what you offer. The first stage is the startup phase and requires a good, solid business idea, a smattering of initial customers, significant cash, and a heck of a lot of
Since GrantStation’s founding in 1999, I have watched organizations focused on the field of philanthropy launch, and often fail.
There is a challenge that all entrepreneurs have to address when starting a new business. It’s not what you are probably thinking – finding the money for a startup (although that is also somewhat daunting).
It’s a cold, dark November morning, late 1980s, in Fairbanks, Alaska. I have been thinking for months, maybe years, about how I might have some slight influence on the world. It’s a big thought for a small woman. My time spent helping to develop the
SeaChange was founded in 2008 by Charles Harris and Robert Steel, two Goldman Sachs partners, who shared a belief that a dedicated team providing select investment banking services to the nonprofit sector could help donors and organizations achieve
The Bridge to Bridge Fund is designed to provide small to medium sized nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area with short-term cash flow loans. The loans are meant to support operations while the organization is waiting for a confirmed grant or late

This past fall the folks at TechSoup asked me if I would help judge their annual…

According to Angela Eikenberry, a professor at University of Nebraska, Omaha and a well-known researcher of giving circles both in the U.S. and internationally, “While giving circles come in many…

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