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Local newspapers across the United States have fallen on economic hard times, as the more than century-old print advertising and circulation business model has been superseded by a digital model…

Evenings here in the Basque-Spanish resort city of Donostia-San Sebastián are when the streets used to come to life. But during the ongoing nationwide estado de alarma—the confinement of Spanish…

Modeling philanthropy with my son is very important to me. Afterall, I do call myself the Nonprofit Nerd!

As with any other type of nonprofit, associations need to bring in a lot of funding to cover the costs of operation. Providing services to members—and simply keeping the lights on in your…

With the start of a new year, there is no better time to audit your technology systems and figure out what is working for your organization and where there is room for improvement.

In the past decade, our lives have become more "extremely online." From Myspace to Facebook to whatever hip new app the kids are into these days, we keep putting additional little bits of…

When you see requests for survey participation, do you think “who, me”? Followed by 1) I don’t have the time, 2) my input makes no difference, 3) why should I bother?

With Australian wildfires raging, and images of orphaned koalas grabbing international attention, it’s easy to forget that other sensitive Aussie ecosystem under threat: the Great Barrier Reef.

Carrying out a 3-step Campaign Analysis is an effective way to underwrite the success of your next fundraising effort.

With a new decade comes the natural tendency to ponder the future. What does it hold? What will the nonprofit landscape look like in the years ahead? Below is some relevant data which I've put in…

As a nonprofit, your two major sources of funding come from grants and donations. Therefore, it’s important to grow these revenue sources as much as possible. This means you’ll need to grow your…

I’d like to share with you the ten blog posts published on GrantStation that were the most read in 2019. Seven of these posts were written by GrantStation staff, and three were contributions from…