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At GrantStation, we want to make sure our community is up-to-speed on 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.

They’re back—the holidays! If you dread this fundraising crunch-time, you are not alone. Rather than falling prey to the slippery slope of holiday overwhelm and busy-work, follow…

On the last day of September the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which was instrumental in purchasing and preserving parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, and monuments across the…

In the past year or so, you may have noticed something called a BRIDGE Number in the GrantStation funder profiles.

When you think of the holiday fundraising season, what springs to mind? For me, it’s the aesthetic of Tim Burton’s movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, which combines visual elements from both…

If you’ve read my past blog posts, either here at GS Insights or in GuideStar’s blog, you know that I tend to root for the underdog (in fact, literally), the little guy (or NPO) that runs on…

Sometimes, no matter how many trainings you take, no matter how many articles you read, no matter how many times you polish your proposal, you simply aren’t successful in your grantwriting efforts…

Cindy, how do you describe what GrantStation is, or why Membership is such a crucial tool for successful nonprofit organizations?

Ask any visual artist, writer, or musician what the hardest part of their job is and most will tell you that simply generating an income sufficient to allow a full-time focus on art is the…

Think about a favorite cause that you give to. Perhaps you send in a small check each year or give online after a disaster or at holiday time.

This spring, nearly 5,000 respondents took part in the State of Grantseeking Survey. While analyzing the data surrounding the questions about the grantseeking experience is…

Simon & Garfunkel sang longingly and lovingly of going home, a place of love, music, and easy thoughts. It's a place most of us have to leave every day. But what if we didn't?

If you’ve ever spent any time in investing circles or on social media, you may be familiar with the term FOMO, or the “fear of missing out.”