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The Spring 2015 State of Grantseeking™ Survey
Do you have grantseeking experience and opinions?
Please share your knowledge by clicking here to respond.

As a part of the grantseeking community, you know how important it is to stay on top of trends. The State of Grantseeking Survey, conducted twice a year, spotlights recent developments in funding so that organizations can be more strategic in their grantseeking. The resulting free reports, which will be published in early May, can serve as a valuable benchmark for organizations to review their grantseeking efforts, and will provide leading-edge information months earlier than other annual surveys. Click here to respond!

“We partner with GrantStation for the State of Grantseeking™ Survey because the reports provide a comprehensive overview of the grant landscape while at the same time offering detailed information tailored to the needs of specific types and sizes of organizations. Simply put, the information they provide is a valuable contribution to the development field.”

Jon Nelson
Associate Director
ALDE
www.alde.org

 

“Grants can be a key funding component in a capital campaign, so having an in-depth understanding of the state of grantseeking in your industry sector before beginning a campaign can be extremely beneficial.”

Samantha Hardwick
Communications Director
Convergent Nonprofit Solutions
www.ConvergentNonprofit.com



Spring Sale
Last Week for the Sale!

Does your organization need GrantStation Membership?
Our Ready? Set, Grow! Membership sale ends on March 31, 2015.
Take advantage of this special offer today!

The Winning Grant Proposal Competition

Winning Grant ProposalHave you been awarded a grant in the last year? Enter your winning grant proposal by March 31, 2015, and you may win even more, including the grand prize or one of three honorable mentions. Have you created a proposal with a compelling narrative, a strong, workable plan ready to implement, and a succinct, complete, and engaging executive summary? Enter today and share your success with the grantseeking world! (Winners will be announced in May, and the winning proposal will be published as an example of superior grantsmanship.) Brought to you by the Grant Professionals Association and GrantStation, with judges chosen from the ranks of professional grant writers.

Questions? Contact Ellen Mowrer, GrantStation’s Director of Business Analysis.

Enter The Winning Grant Proosal Competition

GrantStation Presents a New Webinar Series for Nonprofits:
QuickBooks Made Easy on April 21, 22, and 23

QuickBooks Made EasyAt GrantStation, our mission is to help you keep your organization financially healthy by building a strong grantseeking program. Part of financial health is having the tools to manage it. We have partnered with Gregg S. Bossen, CPA, to present an educational series on how QuickBooks can help nonprofits manage many different aspects of their operations, if it is set up right! Wouldn’t it be great to get all of the reports out of QuickBooks that you always wanted but never knew how to get? In this three-day webinar series – April 22, 23 and 24 from 2-4pm EST – you will learn everything from basic accounting to advanced reporting.

Learn more about the QuickBooks Made Easy webinar.

Register for QuickBooks Made Easy!

Webinar Spotlight:
An Introduction to Designing and Administering Surveys

WebinarSurveys are one of the most commonly used (and abused!) data collection tools of the Internet era. However, data collected through surveys are only useful when well-designed, well-administered survey instruments are used. In this webinar, Mindy Hightower King will discuss how to design a user-friendly and valid survey instrument, detailing elements of well-written questions, design characteristics to increase participation, and considerations for selecting and organizing question formats.

The webinar will also present strategies for determining the best administration strategy (online, paper/pencil, telephone) for your survey, based on characteristics of your intended respondents and the nature of the survey questions. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of response rates and sampling as they relate to measuring program outcomes. This webinar will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Visit the link above to register.

Register for An Introduction to Designing and Administering Surveys

Partner Depot

GrantStation Proudly Endorses These Special Offers

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Do you need nonprofit status NOW to get that grant funding? Join the more than 600 organizations around the country that count on UCP for fiscal sponsorship. Many grants require that you have 501(c)(3) status to get funding. But the rigorous rules and regulations that nonprofits must follow can be overwhelming and time-consuming. Fiscal sponsorship is an efficient and cost-effective way for your organization to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under UCP's exempt status, which allows you to direct more resources to actually doing your charitable work. Apply for fiscal sponsorship with UCP today!

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Funding Snapshots

Updated weekly, these funding opportunities provide a snapshot of what GrantStation can offer

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Foundation for Financial Planning
The Foundation for Financial Planning helps people take control of their financial lives by providing grants to nonprofit organizations that offer pro bono financial planning services for underserved populations. Click above to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.

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Canada Post Community Foundation
The Canada Post Community Foundation aims to ensure every child in Canada is happy, healthy, and surrounded by a community that supports and cares for them. The Foundation supports initiatives that benefit children. Click above to learn more about the funding guidelines.