The 990 of a Private Foundation (990-PF) is a wealth of knowledge if you know where to look. It can be key to vetting the Foundation for your organization and getting the grant- even if you don’t have a grant database. In case 990 is a new term, it is an IRS form that...
You need funding. You’ve probably laid awake at night wondering where the next dollar is coming from or what your next steps would be. I’ve been there as a board member and in staff leadership. I remember laying awake racking my brain for ways to...
I recently sat down with a new nonprofit founder and we talked about grants as part of their fundraising plan. The Founder wanted to know how to get ready for grants and be competitive. The answer: everything needs a plan. Today, I am walking you through...
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I have a few things I credit my grant success when asked. One is a grant mentor who answered questions and took the time to explain the process. The other is Grants Magic U Taught by Maryn Boess. For those of you who don’t know Maryn, I’d like to introduce you....
What is grant ready? Being grant ready means having everything in place to compete for grants and handle them when they come in. The 9 Steps Action Guide gives you a direction to build your new nonprofit with the end result of being a stable organization ready...
Yea! You established your nonprofit corporation and obtained your 501(c)3 tax exempt status. You soaked it in and now it just got real. Your vision is here. But wait! Panic sets in as you realize- what do I do now? Where do I go from here? How do I make this happen- not on paper but in reality? It's overwhelming. Where do I start?
Well, you start here! I've broken the steps down between Nonprofit Management and Fundraising/ Marketing. The guide lets you know when you can work on steps simultaneously and when one step needs to be completed first. This process takes time but by using Board Committees, the process can be made more efficient. Be patient. These nine steps will set you up for grants in the near future and have your nonprofit on its way to success now!
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I teach new and small nonprofit leaders how to raise funds so that they can transform the lives of the people they want to serve. I help them set foundations that get them ready for grants and donations. I walk you through sound fundraising practices- action step by action step- to alleviate the overwhelm and make you productive and successfully following your passion for helping people.
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