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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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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