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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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Trends come and go, and it’s up to your nonprofit to time it right and ride a trend’s wave for as long as possible. In the past decade, the Internet has grown so much (and is still growing) that…

Quickly, do you know exactly where your organization is, at this point in the year, in meeting your annual fundraising goals? Does everyone?

A few months ago, I wrote a blog about how very, very LOUD the world feels these days.

Last month, Giving USA released its report on charitable giving in the United States, Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018.

“Time is money.” “Work smarter, not harder.” We’ve all heard these popular refrains, yet how many of us actually incorporate these concepts into our everyday work?

THE most powerful way to connect people to your mission…share a story, a mission moment, that causes your listener or reader to feel

To reach full potential, many nonprofits need to grow. That growth often involves expanding infrastructure and facilities and requires conducting a capital campaign to raise the funds to bring the…

In federal district court in Northern California a lawsuit has been filed that many in the philanthropy industry are following carefully.

One of the most effective ways to build community is through the power and potential of shared music. That belief is one of the driving forces and guiding principles of Music For Everyone.

During the commercial break, you look down at your phone, but then the gentle piano tones of a Sarah McLachlan song make you raise your head to the television.

Is corporate social responsibility dead? This is the question that frequently popped into my mind in the wake of the global financial crisis, when I started noticing companies stating on their…

In just the last several years the term “artificial intelligence” has become part of our cultural lexicon, a fact indicative not only of the rate of development of AI systems, but the extent to…