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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.
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The world is very, very LOUD these days. In fact, some days I feel like all I can hear is noise, with no content filtering through the clatter.

How do you change the world? The simple answer is one woman at a time. In the realm of international development, organizations often focus their efforts on empowering women.

Here's a quote that may sound familiar to grantseekers out there: “The process of getting funded was harder than I ever thought it would be.”

Because I cannot remember what I had for dinner last night, I find it strange that I distinctly remember my first interaction with GrantStation, and more specifically, the CEO Cindy Adams. It was…

Fundraising is the backbone of nonprofit organizations. Since nonprofits typically don’t have products or services to sell, most experience a less steady revenue stream. That means you need to put…

Last time Becky and I discussed why and how she uses coupons, discounts, gift cards, etc. to support different nonprofits with gifts of in-kind products

When grant funders ask, “How will you sustain this program in the future?” what do you say? Many dread this question because they just aren’t sure how to answer.

Cynthia Adams' insights about grantmaking in 2019 inspired a few random thoughts from her predictions about collaborative efforts and partnerships between funders and nonprofits.

At GrantStation we call our Customer Services representative, Becky Cole, “the Queen of Coupons.”

As a researcher in GrantStation’s Canadian Charitable database, one of the perks of my job is something quite unexpected: gazing at the photos of vast open Canadian landscapes gracing the pages of…

For an assortment of reasons, people in advanced economies are moving away from the use of physical currency in daily life.

As you're thinking about grant funding, keep in mind one of the key components - relationship building. Identifying possible funding sources is just one part of the process.