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The Value of Fundraising Staff: Priceless

  Your nonprofit’s relationships with donors are integral to their giving, and the skills and experience of your fundraising staff are integral to building and sustaining those relationships. Be willing to invest what is needed to build the capacity of your fund­raising staff and equip it with the best tools, strategies, and practices available. To …

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How Can Nonprofits Impact Policy?

  Can your nonprofit strengthen its capacity to use advocacy to impact governmental policy? Here are five steps to make it happen: Review your mission. What types of policies would enable you to better meet your goals? Engage policy makers by building relationships with local and state public officials. Be sure that your staff and …

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Capacity Building Grants for Nonprofits: Trend and Resources

This article was written by Ruth Peebles, MPA, President of The INS Group for eCivis, Inc, the nation’s leading grants management software solution and the ideal platform for improving local governments’ and community-based organizations’ grants performance. For more information about eCivis, visit www.ecivis.com. To read the full article, click here.

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Prioritizing Donor Prospects

You’ve identified a list of potential donors. Perhaps your list consists of prospects who are new to the organization, previous donors you want to re-engage, or current donors you want to take to a higher giving level. Now you need to determine how to maximize your return on time and energy invested to get these …

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Growing Capacity by Using Interns

One of the most effective and cost-efficient ways to increase your organization’s capacity is to implement an internship program. Interns are students – high school, college, or graduate – who work for low or no pay in exchange for gaining practical work experience. Gone are the days when a diploma or degree guaranteed a graduate …

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The Secret to Successful Fundraising – It’s All in the Plan

Every organization, regardless of its size, needs a strategic plan for fundraising to guide and support its efforts. A strategic plan for fundraising identifies specific funding needs to operate effectively and a detailed plan for obtaining those resources. It will help to sustain your organization over the long-term and to stay focused on its mission, …

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