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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.

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.”

This may be the most important fundraising exercise you ever do — noticing what makes you tick when it comes to giving away your money.

I’ve been lending to nonprofit organizations for close to 20 years. Most organizations take on debt responsibly, but I’ve also seen some nonprofits with loans that are more harmful than helpful.…

For some foundations and nonprofits, there is a clear distinction between the roles of grantmaker and grantseeker. To them, they are two different organizations on opposite ends of the granting…

Faith-based organizations frequently tell us, “We are not eligible for grant funding because we are a house of worship (or a religious organization).”

If you're reading this article at work, there is an increasingly good chance that your desk is situated in your own home. Currently, more than 43% of nonprofit organizations…

By June of each year, most teachers I know are completely burned out and desperately in need of their summer vacation. Nonprofit directors, who are just as likely to suffer from…

The donor cultivation process requires the same openness and lack of pretense that we develop with our close friends and family. While the relationship may start off more…

GrantStation has revamped the US Federal search interface and functionality. In this article I’ll show you what’s changed and how to best make use of this new feature.

As part of the recent tax legislation, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have designated Opportunity Zones in 18 states in order to…

Recently, I came across a fascinating article about a New York secretary named Sylvia Bloom who, unbeknownst to even those in her inner circle, had built up a large fortune over the course of her…