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The last 16 months have been challenging for all of us—personally and organizationally. Because of COVID-19, many nonprofits had to stop, defer, or dramatically change our core-mission activities…

Is it trite at this point to say that digital technology has turned everything upside down? Not just in terms of the economic shift that has seen tech companies amass immeasurable wealth and power…

He was an old man who searched for grants alone in a small office by the bay and he had gone 276 days now without getting a grant. In the first four months a young volunteer had been with him. But…

I still remember looking for my first job after college. Having interned at a human rights organization in The Big Apple, I was looking for something similar in Tinseltown, the only problem being…

Donor-advised funds are incredibly powerful giving options for donors. Learn more about what they are and the benefits of these funds in this beginner’s guide.

Capital campaigns are typically undertaken to raise large amounts of money for nonprofits that need millions for new buildings, land, or renovations.

A recent survey by the philanthropy magazine Alliance asked readers to choose three issues they thought would become the most important in philanthropy in the next twenty-five years.

Like a photograph of a gentle wave, GrantStation’s annual State of Grantseeking Report usually captures the ebb and flow of the grantseeking experience.

There is an old adage in the world of journalism that says that if a question gets asked in a headline, the answer is going to be "no."

Your fundraising goals should be obvious from every page on your website. Learn what your website's design is saying to visitors and improve your communication.

Plenty of news has emanated lately from the nexus of government and the nonprofit sector. In recent months GrantStation has discussed President Joe Biden's For the People Act and its effect on…

For this week’s show we have a special guest. Some of you might recognize him for his role in popular series such as Quarterly Report or the full-length feature Government Grant Application. He…