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Home 8 Qualities of Excellent Proposals - DH Leonard Consulting 8 Qualities of Excellent Proposals In a grant seeking environment of ever tougher competition, it is imperative to provide a proposal that provides the clearest, yet most energized proposal that will excite the reader and make them want to financially support the program. The following are what I consider to be the 8 qualities that describe excellent proposals regardless of the program focus: 1. Energy – The proposal shines with enthusiasm and passion. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. While these qualities are subjective in nature, they are qualities that you should strive for in all of your funding proposals. Best Wishes for Successful Grant Seeking! Diane

AGWA's Online Grant Writing Course The Grant Writing for Government Grants online course teaches the student the finer points of grant writing enabling a discretionary government project grant to be more competitive. Research grants and construction grants are outside the scope of this course. Note that the course materials in the Grant Writing for Government Grants online course are a subset of the more comprehensive course "Program Development and Proposal Writing which covers not only Government Grants, but also Foundation and Corporation Grants. This course is appropriate for staff at all organizations: For Profit Businesses such as Hospitals, Engineering Firms, Local Government Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, Native Tribes, Public and Private Schools-Universities-Colleges, Online learning is individual and self-paced. Students may purchase and begin the course at any time. At the conclusion of the course, students are asked to submit a Course Evaluation. Price: This Online Course regular price is $399 per person.

Community Commitment - Hawaii Community Foundation Resources For NonprofitsCommunity Commitment High performing nonprofits have multiple ways of engaging and learning with the clients and communities they serve, including understanding their needs and the issues they care about. They use this information to continually improve their programs and services. High performing nonprofits also stay current on emerging trends or issues in their field, in an effort to provide the most effective programs possible. Information and Data on Hawaii Communities Census Quick Facts on Hawaii State of Hawaii Data Book Kids Count Hawaii Office of Hawaiian Affairs Data Book National Center Charitable Statistics Overview by Hawaii counties Community Engagement: Opportunities to volunteer in Hawaii - Skills based volunteers for Hawaii nonprofits Home / learning / community commitment Hawaii Community Foundation Oahu 827 Fort Street Mall Honolulu, HI 96813(808) Hawaii Island Kauai Maui Donate Now

Environmental Initiative Program::Laura Jane Musser Fund THE LAURA JANE MUSSER FUND assists public or not-for-profit entities to initiate or implement projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publicly owned open spaces, while encouraging compatible human activities. The Fund's goal is to promote public use of open space that improves a community's quality of life and public health, while also ensuring the protection of healthy, viable and sustainable ecosystems by protecting or restoring habitat for a diversity of plant and animal species. Grants of up to $35,000 may be made for programs in this initiative. Stakeholder involvement and contributions A plan for the long term financial and environmental sustainability of the proposed program New or existing programs or projects Programs in the planning phase, or implementation phase Capital expenses Programs in Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wyoming may apply Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations Local Units of government The online proposal process will include: Personnel Lists:

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Nonprofit Training Centers - Andy Robinson - Consulting and training for grassroots groups What follows is a partial list of organizations that provide training for nonprofits in fundraising, grantseeking, community organizing, marketing, communications, board development, leadership skills, etc. Regional, national, international Local, statewide, provincial Arizona Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, 602/279-2966, California Center for Nonprofit Management, Los Angeles, 213/623-7080, Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, Marin County, 415/479-5710, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, San Francisco, 415/541-9000, Fund for Santa Barbara, 805/962-9164, Humboldt Area Foundation NorCAN, 707/442-2993, Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership, 562/290-0018, Nonprofit Management Solutions, San Diego, 858/292-5702, Colorado Community Resource Center, 303/623-1540, Georgia Idaho Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts

Improve Donor Stewardship with These 5 Proven Strategies To successfully retain donors, nonprofits need to invest time into cultivating and maintaining long-lasting relationships, from the first donation onward. With a concrete donor stewardship plan in place, donors will feel more valued and invested in your nonprofit. While you may understand the importance of donor stewardship, it’s not always clear how to take the best course of action. This article will go over five strategies to improve your donor stewardship. Let’s get into the different strategies! Strategy #1: Understand your donors and track results. Not every donor is at the same step in your stewardship program, so it doesn’t make sense to send out the same content to your entire donor network. Striking a balance between general and personal content will become much easier once you segment your donors. By segmenting your donor base into groups, nonprofits can tailor their communication strategy to different types of donors. Use the donor pyramid for guidance. Host stewardship events.

Articles | Karen Eber Davis Consulting Revenue Growth Articles Karen’s Techniques, How-to, Strategies, and Ideas to Grow Income, Meaning, and More Click here to sign-up for Karen’s newsletters, so you don’t miss out on new articles. The Latest Scoop Read Karen’s Latest Articles To Give or Not to Give: Should You Share Profits with Nonprofit Customers? The Contest: Crafting Nonprofit Perks that Win Discounts: Crafting Nonprofit Perks that You Love Make New Friends: The Nonprofit-Business Growth Connection Fundraising Alchemy: Turning Volunteers Into Donors Beyond Just Writing a Check Practical Business Philanthropy Video: Effective Insider Perks, Create Solutions, Make Friends, Achieve Distinction The Yearly Activity Review: How to Sacrifice Your Sacred Cows and Thrive Getting and Keeping Talent: Your Secret Sauce for Loyalty and Hard Work You’re Not Alone! Help! Avoid Money-Chase-itis: How to Inoculate Your Board from Quick Fix Fundraising Fads Should You Say Yes? Favorite Articles Read Karen’s Most Popular Articles Boards and Teams General

Ten Nonprofit Funding Models Money is a constant topic of conversation among nonprofit leaders: How much do we need? Where can we find it? Why isn’t there more of it? In tough economic times, these types of questions become more frequent and pressing. There are consequences to this financial fuzziness. In the for-profit world, by contrast, there is a much higher degree of clarity on financial issues. The value of such shorthand is that it allows business leaders to articulate quickly and clearly how they will succeed in the marketplace, and it allows investors to quiz executives more easily about how they intend to make money. The nonprofit world rarely engages in equally clear and succinct conversations about an organization’s long- term funding strategy. Through our research, we have identified 10 nonprofit models that are commonly used by the largest nonprofits in the United States. Duke University business professor J. Our research of large nonprofi ts confi rms this.