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

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…

In the Spring 2018 State of Grantseeking Survey, we asked, “What, in your opinion, is the greatest challenge to successful grantseeking?” Respondent commentary on…

The Spring 2018 State of Grantseeking Survey closed on March 31st, and we are seeing some early results. The difference between the grantseeking experiences of the 1,385 GrantStation Members (…

When you run a nonprofit or small business, every penny counts. Sometimes you’ll want to cut corners on things that seem less essential or things that seem out of reach. I’m here to tell you that…

The budget act passed by Congress in February has an interesting inclusion: the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA). According to the University of Utah's Sorenson Impact…

It all started with an unknown individual, or individuals, named “Satoshi.” In early 2009, as the world was in the early stages of one of the deepest recessions in recent memory, Satoshi unleashed…