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February 6, 2023

[PODCAST] Be Your Own Master of Managing Federal Grants

Be Your Own Master of Managing Federal Grants Grants for nonprofits may offer a promising solution to funding; however, navigating the complex application and compliance processes can be challenging. In this episode, Patrice Davis, the founder of Grant Works Academy, explores the challenges and myths surrounding federal grants for nonprofits. We will also discuss key factors in federal grant management, such as: The potential impact of technology failures on nonprofit operations The importance of training and building […]
February 10, 2023

[PODCAST] Moving from Nonprofit Competition to Collaboration

Moving from Nonprofit Competition to Collaboration In this episode, we speak with Peter Greer about the power of collaboration in the nonprofit space. Peter shares insight from his book Rooting for Rivals: how nonprofits can multiply their impact by collaborating rather than competing with others: Ray Kroc (the founder of McDonald’s) and Robert Mondavi (“the father of Napa Valley”) modeled two starkly different attitudes toward industry rivals. One favored ruthless competition while the other valued […]
February 16, 2023

Prospect Research for Planned Giving: 5 Fundamental Steps

Prospect Research for Planned Giving: 5 Fundamental Steps Planned gifts can be hard to predict—donors may never notify you when they create one, meaning you can’t thank them, get to know them, or learn why they decided to give in the first place. This also makes it harder to identify characteristics that might signal other planned giving prospects. For many nonprofits, planned giving isn’t a top strategic priority. It might be casually promoted in one-on-one […]
February 17, 2023

[PODCAST] Getting Your Board to Fundraise

Getting Your Board to Fundraise In this episode, we speak with Darian Rodriguez Heyman about getting your nonprofit board to fundraise. Fundraising with the board can be accomplished by clarifying expectations for board members, including: fundraising efforts creating consensus around board expansion priorities making better use of everyone’s time in board meetings The episode discusses tools such as the member agreement, annual personal capacity gift, rapid response donor gratification committee, and sponsorship introductions that streamline […]