The One Factor that Determines Your Grant Writing Success

The One Factor that Determines Your Grant Writing Success

Can you guess the #1 question I hear when talking to people who have just started their own nonprofits?  In one form or another it’s a question about how to secure a grant for the new organization.  Now, can you guess the #1 thing you should NOT do right after your start your nonprofit?  Hopefully you guessed it:  going after a grant. Please do not jump head first into grant writing in your first year.  I’m sorry to say it, but it’ll be a waste of time.

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Your Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Goals with REAL Results

Your Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Goals with REAL Results

When you’re starting a nonprofit, all of the moving pieces can be overwhelming and cause you to stop in utter frustration.  Setting honest and realistic goals provides focus so you don’t have anxiety about what’s missing or drift too far away from your original plan.  That’s why I’ve developed a system for setting goals that’s failure proof.

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What I Hate About Nonprofits: Things You Should Know Before You Start Your Own Nonprofit

What I Hate About Nonprofits:  Things You Should Know Before You Start Your Own Nonprofit

I’ve often wondered if it takes a special kind of person to start a nonprofit.  It certainly appears so.  It takes a special person to have the boldness and fortitude to stare a social issue in the face and tackle it piece by piece.  It takes a certain rawness and grit to work from the ground up, create a collective movement around an issue, and execute a vision.  

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