Financial Advice for Nonprofit Leaders

  Being a good leader at a nonprofit comes down to more than having good ideas and fighting the good fight. On a practical tip, it also means that you need to know how to handle money. One can’t live on good will alone. It’s something that those that know might not tell you because […]

Funding for Women Only | Global Fund for Women

Founded by three women in 1987, the Global Fund for Women focuses its efforts on providing funding for women in developing countries and on supporting human rights for women. They believe that “investing in women is the single most effective antidote to the world’s pressing problems: war, poverty, disease. Women play a special role in […]

Let’s Work Together | Ford Foundation

Original text from Ford Foundation Web site, January 2012. The Ford Foundation supports a broad number of organizations, particularly those that support social change and have trustees all over the world. As a foundation they believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have a voice in […]

Money From Above | Angell Foundation

Quoted text from the Angell Foundation Web site.  The Angell Foundation (named after its founders David and Lynn Angell), funds organizations that support youth, education, spirituality, social justice, and the arts with the mission of helping people empower themselves. Youth: Funding for youth goes to programs that support young people’s ability to reach their educational […]

Grantmakers & Grantees | The Strong Survive

Grantmakers and grantees work in a symbiotic process to push forth one mission. For those of us in the social change arena that’s usually some form of social or environmental equanimity. GEO, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, believe that with certain practices on the part of grantmakers, nonprofits could actually become stronger and effect more change. […]

Helping Hands for Grant Seekers

  Sometimes the best way to go forward is to take a look at where we’ve been. These resources give grant seekers a chance to evaluate, tweak, revise, and review the way they’re approaching the process. Demystifying Grant Seeking  Larissa Golden Brown and John Martin Brown teach you to follow a system that will get […]

Divesting from Big Banks

We couldn’t ignore the action happening around the Big Banks this November so, breaking from our usual stories, we’re calling attention to the divestment from the nation’s largest banks. In Miami, on November 1st, the 99% are marching to pull their money out of Bank of America. Three hundred Colorado home owners have already pulled […]

Love & Money | Fetzer Institute

Fetzer Institute provides funds for projects that support forgiveness, love, and compassion and that make a profound impact on people’s lives. “[They] seek to understand the motivations and preconditions of exemplary cases of love and forgiveness in the world. From these examples, [they] develop projects to grow an even greater awareness of love and forgiveness in […]

Want a Grant? Call Me.

How do you go about getting your grants? Tori O’Neal-McElrath says the most important thing you can do is call the foundation you’re interested in. As much as you might want to believe that grants are awarded simply due to the fit of the program and the excellence of the application, it simply isn’t true. […]

Funding Peaceful Justice | Fund for Nonviolence

With a focus on marginalized communities, the Fund for Nonviolence’s programs support social justice that moves people toward compassion. They work with an understanding that the world we live in is one that is shared and therefore whatever we all do affects everyone in it. One of their programs, Justice with Dignity, seeks to support […]

Money on Trees | Hidden Leaf

“Hidden Leaf’s philanthropy is grounded in the belief that the worldview and practices of the dominant society must undergo fundamental changes for humankind to pursue a more just, ecologically healthy, and compassionate society.”

Telling Colorful Tales for Money

Grant writing is an art. Indeed, a lot of nonprofits hire folks just to write grants. In the past, writing grants has generally not been considered the place to tell a story. Well, that’s changing and has been for sometime.

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