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At GrantStation, we want to make sure our community is up-to-speed on the what’s happening in the world of philanthropy. This blog features the thoughts and observations of our research staff, our CEO, and guest writers. It gives us the opportunity to share our insights as we research grantmakers and talk with grantseekers.

The budget act passed by Congress in February has an interesting inclusion: the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA). According to the University of Utah's Sorenson Impact…

It all started with an unknown individual, or individuals, named “Satoshi.” In early 2009, as the world was in the early stages of one of the deepest recessions in recent memory, Satoshi unleashed…

Are you a grantwriter, nonprofit administrator, nonprofit founder, or consultant in the area of nonprofits and charities? Do you struggle to find great resources on the web, quickly and…

Last month I wrote a blog about debriefing if you receive a rejection letter from a grantmaker. In that blog post I talked about working with Arianne Benedetto, Lead Grant Writer for Portland…

The Spring 2018 State of Grantseeking Survey is live and ready for your input. Twice each year GrantStation encourages grantseekers to commit 10 to 15 minutes of valuable time filling out a survey…

2017 was a year of activism. The women’s movement grabbed headlines globally with #MeToo and the Women’s March. Black Lives Matter continued working towards racial justice and freedom from…

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a new policy in place that requires organizations receiving grants to inform the NSF if individuals utilizing the funding have committed sexual harassment…

Once upon a time, long, long ago (not as long ago as when dinosaurs ruled, but at least fifty years ago) the Content Monster was small, lived in a dog house in our backyard, and fed from a very…

You spent days and weeks preparing a competitive grant request. You built a strong set of partnerships to demonstrate the community commitment to address the root of this problem. Together your…

You may have heard about the changes Facebook is making to its algorithm, which could affect what you see in your news feed. If you are a business or nonprofit, you are probably wondering what the…

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is also not a fan of "climate change."And now his department is taking some steps similar to the EPA. In early January, the Washington Post reported that the…

With federal funding cuts, threats to the Johnson Amendment, and a slew of unprecedented natural disasters, 2017 was nothing if not an eventful year for nonprofits and funders across the United…