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Your nonprofit likely collects revenue from a variety of sources, such as donations, merchandise, and event ticket sales. Your nonprofit also likely has applied for or thought about applying for…

Thomas Edison was famously quoted as saying, “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” If you’ve managed to carry your nonprofit through the flames of 2020, congratulations…

We are living in interesting times, giving credence to the proverbial curse, “May you live in interesting times.” A year ago, we at the State of Grantseeking saw, in real time, the birth of COVID-…

Information about trends in philanthropy for 2021 abound on the Internet. So what do you take to heart, and what do you ignore?

The events of early January in D.C. have shaken many of us to our very core. The sight of the capitol building being stormed is one that has not been seen in over a half-dozen generations, since…

In recent years the nonprofit sector has experienced a much-noted increase in workforce unionizations. This drive toward collective representation parallels those that have been taking place at…

In early 2019, I reached out to Lynnette Cook, Executive Director of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), to find out if she would be interested…

The United States government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was designed as a forgivable loan program aimed at enabling small businesses to keep their workers employed during the COVID-19…

Do you have a grant readiness checklist? Would it be helpful to know what you need to jump in and start working on most grant applications before beginning the proposal writing process?

We’re now at the final three steps on your journey to effective innovation and entrepreneurship in the nonprofit context. If you’re following steps one through eight diligently, steps nine, ten,…

I see so many people suffering, and it breaks my heart. I hear it everywhere around me in the voices of my family members, friends, (Zoom) leadership conference participants, coworkers, and…

As a nonprofit professional, you understand the importance of maximizing your limited resources to have the greatest impact on your mission.