Posts in : Non-Profit Blog
May 21, 2013
On March 1st, 2013, the federal “sequestration” of automatic budget cuts officially took effect. In a recent New York Times article, Jeffrey D. Zients, President Obama’s OMB director, called the cuts “deeply destructive to national security, domestic investments and core government functions.”
March 12, 2013
Faith-based organizations’ (FBOs) spirituality is seen as their greatest strength for doing development work, but can also be an obstacle to winning federal grants that would financially support this work.
February 12, 2013
In a recent report, Hanover Research examined fundraising best practices for district education foundations.
December 14, 2012
In order to better understand how non-profit grantseekers can best position themselves to win a share of this U.S. foreign aid, Hanover Grants recently examined the relative use of contracts and grants in this sphere and the factors influencing USG’s choice to use one or the other.
October 23, 2012
The U.S. health sector has been undergoing a monumental paradigm shift from a fragmented, reactionary treatment of illness (fee-for-service) to a more holistic view of preventative care, wellness, and population health management (fee-for-performance).
September 15, 2012
Since social problems are rarely solved within the course of a grant cycle, collective impact is at the heart of effective grant-seeking practice. Cross-sector alignment with government, nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate partners is a collaborative approach to improve our communities via shared agendas and measurements, common goals, and emerging evidence of best practices.
August 17, 2012
The recent release of “Giving USA,” an annual report on U.S. philanthropy, doesn’t offer much relief for the bruised and battered American health sector. Researched and written by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, the report offers a glimmer of hope in the very slow but steady increase in charitable giving over the past two years.
July 19, 2012
On May 22, the Department of Education released the first draft of the Race to the Top District-Level Proposal. The Department is accepting opinions, ideas, suggestions, and comments related to the District-Level Race to the Top grant competition through June 8. After that date, the Department will review the comments and finalize the competition design.
June 11, 2012
Guide to conducting foundation outreach – 3 steps you should take BEFORE contacting a grantmaker.
April 24, 2012
Funders often ask for brief 1- to 5-page concept papers (also called “white papers” in the government contracting sector) prior to submission of a full proposal. This helps them save time by eliminating ideas that are not likely to be funded.