Are Grants Alone the Solution to Nonprofit Sustainability?

by Sharon Gherman, FEI President/CEO There’s a great article out in the Chronicle of Philanthropy that resonates with me: It describes a study from the Challenge Fund for Journalism concluding that grants alone...

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For Everything, There is a Season

Here in Alaska, autumn comes too quickly. As I write this from Interior Alaska, the birch and alder leaves are already beginning to turn yellow and the fall rains have set in. While...

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Proposal Rejected by a Foundation?

The Freedom of Information Act – which makes it possible to obtain copies of top-scoring government proposals – doesn’t regulate private foundations. So when your proposal is rejected by a private grantmaker, how...

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All That Work — and It’s a Dud

There aren’t many things more discouraging than pouring your heart and soul into a grant proposal, sending it off with fingers crossed, and then being rejected. One of the hardest things about the...

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Change Your Perspective

Serving as a grant program officer changed my perspective about what foundations want from a grantee, and this new viewpoint made me a much better grantwriter . Here are a few things I...

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2012 – 2013 Training Schedule

Those of you who’ve been asking about upcoming classes and webinars  — here they are. You can choose a training, register, and pay online for our Fall 2012 – 2013 classes on the...

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