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GuideStar for Grant Applications: The Next Big Thing in Grants Management

The Problem While the core of every grant application is a set of unique questions that each foundation or funder needs to know, much of the information before and after that is, in reality, quite duplicative. What if nonprofits could focus just on those unique sections of grant applications, while saving time by having the repetitive fields already populated? How much time could that save …     Continue Reading »

Five Ways Grants Managers Can Dig into Data to Make a Difference

A GMN 2016 Session Recap This post originally appeared on Grants Managers Network blog on June 23rd, 2016 | by Hannah Kahn In March 2016, we gathered at the Grants Managers Network conference in New Orleans. The resounding theme that echoed throughout the sessions was how the field of grants management is evolving and how we as grants managers are increasingly playing vital roles in guiding …     Continue Reading »

Working with Multiple Funders

FLEXIBILITY IS KEY by Suzanne Perry GrantStation Contributing Author – Originally posted on TrendTrack. Two (or more) funders are better than one, right? They can be if together they provide the resources to ensure that a nonprofit can start and maintain a successful program. Many organizations patch together money from a combination of foundations, government agencies, businesses, banks, and even commercial investors – an approach …     Continue Reading »

Social Enterprise: Impact investing & social missions

by Suzanne Perry Originally posted on TrendTrack, a GrantStation blog.     There’s been lots of buzz in recent years about impact investing – the idea that people can make money by investing in projects that do good. But where does that leave nonprofits, which can’t promise significant financial rewards to their donors? In danger of being neglected, says Jim Schorr, president and CEO of the Social …     Continue Reading »

What can philanthropy learn from this year’s Final Four?

By Lisa Fasolo Frishman, Executive Director of the NY Funders Alliance I will get my bias out in the first sentence – I live in a suburb of Syracuse, NY. I tell you this so you understand why basketball is on my mind. With both the men and women’s teams having been in this year’s Final Four, basketball still dominates much of the conversation in our town even …     Continue Reading »