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At GrantStation we call our Customer Services representative, Becky Cole, “the Queen of Coupons.”

As a researcher in GrantStation’s Canadian Charitable database, one of the perks of my job is something quite unexpected: gazing at the photos of vast open Canadian landscapes gracing the pages of…

For an assortment of reasons, people in advanced economies are moving away from the use of physical currency in daily life.

As you're thinking about grant funding, keep in mind one of the key components - relationship building. Identifying possible funding sources is just one part of the process.

The recent government shutdown began shortly before Christmas and stretched through January 25. It was the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

Did you or your organization recently participate in Giving Tuesday? Set the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year, the event seeks to use the power of social media and collaboration in order to…

I have to admit it was fun going back through our blog posts of 2018 looking for those that were the most popular and re-reading them to see why they attracted so much attention

On January 3rd, 2019, GrantStation released the new, and much anticipated personal dashboard for all current Members.

As the yearly calendar starts anew, you may be busy renewing your gym membership, searching for that lost diet plan, or shopping for a new agenda to keep yourself organized.

As 2018 comes to a close, I feel fairly confident that there are some trends gaining momentum that should be noted by those of you trying to secure funding in 2019 and into 2020.

In recent years, analyses of the U.S. charitable giving sector have highlighted the decline of low and middle income donors, and the concurrent rise of high income donors, a trend that mirrors the…

As the year draws to a close, I am spending time thinking about the gratitude, regard, and appreciation I have for the people and organizations that have had an impact on me personally and on…