Proposal Rejection: Saying Thank You is Critical

Posted on 10 June 2010

I’ve received a great deal of interest lately from novice and experienced fundraisers about what happens after you receive a rejection letter for your proposal. I have never hesitated to tell people that I’ve received plenty of rejection as a grant writer. What this rejection has done is made me a better, more strategic fundraiser […]

Q&A: How many grants should we apply for?

Posted on 11 May 2010

Do you ask more than one donor for the same thing? We are in the beginning stages of grant proposal writing, but we got a reply back recently that said the foundation would make a decision in November. So, do we wait, or send the same proposal to others? If we get a positive response […]

Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program Grant Opportunity

Posted on 03 May 2010

The Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program announces a grant funding opportunity for nonprofit, community based health care organizations. The strategic intent of the program is to focus on promoting wellness and healthy lifestyle choices to prevent and reduce the impact of chronic diseases. To be eligible nonprofits must be implementing evidence-based, community education […]

Grants Available from Major Corprorations: Lowes, Pepsi

Posted on 12 February 2010

News on two programs available from major corporations: With the Pepsi Refresh Project the company will be giving up to $1.3 million in grants to businesses and nonprofits for fresh new ideas. The project is a crowd-sourced granting program where the public submits and votes on ideas, in various categories, that can change the world. […]

Four Grant Strategies for Nonprofits When Foundation Giving is Down

Posted on 03 August 2009

A Foundation Center report released earlier this year states that almost two-thirds of foundations expect to reduce grant payouts in 2009.  This report was based on surveys of 1,200 US Foundations. If your nonprofit has relied heavily on grants in the past you could be at risk.  In fact, you may already be feeling the […]

Awards of Excellence offer recognition, cash to Texas Nonprofits

Posted on 24 July 2009

Texas Nonprofits who are current member organizations of the Center for Nonprofit Management operating in the state of Texas can apply to win $5,000. Awards will be given in several categories:

Grant Seeking Basics Online Training Course

Posted on 17 March 2009

While looking for a new job in fund-raising, someone suggested that I look into The Foundation Center’s online courses. I am certainly glad that I did. They offer a variety of courses, some for a fee and others that are free. The Foundation Center is well-known as a leading authority on philanthropy. It was first […]