If you work in the nonprofit world, you’ve probably had more than one person naively and kindly suggest that all your funding worries would be solved, if only you could get a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

While often these people have a very limited knowledge of what it takes to get a grant – knowing little [more]


Nonprofits at this time of year are often busy places – special events are sapping our time, end of the year fundraising is in full swing, and potential volunteers hoping to do some good are calling on the phone. On top of that, the needs of the cause require attention and haven’t evaporated just because everyone else is holiday [more]

Visit the study online

Earlier this week, the Chronicle of Philanthropy published a free interactive online tool to help nonprofits look at giving nationwide. The tool will allow you to examine how giving looks in your community and state, and you can sort by zip code.

There are some fascinating insights in the data compiled by the Chronicle [more]

Only a month from today, Twestival will hold local events around the globe using Twitter as an organizing tool to raise funds and awareness for charities. On March 24, 2011, organizers in 120+ cities worldwide will hold Twestival events in their communities, raising funds and awareness for local nonprofit organizations.

While [more]

Leaders from the Washington, DC nonprofit sector convened to discuss the latest trends at the Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference and offer some great tips in this video. Voices in the video include Epic Change’s Stacey Monk, WomenWhoTech’s Allyson Kapin, National Wildlife Federation’s Danielle Brigada, Blogger Shonali [more]

It may sound exciting and amazing – a film maker has just called and wants to shadow your nonprofit organization’s employees and clients to make a film about your work. But how do you know if it’s the right fit for your organization?

Far too often, I’ve seen nonprofits leap into film projects without much planning [more]


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