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Social Innovation Fund: Where Is the Money Going?
In his first column, Rick Cohen takes on the much-publicized, little-analyzed new federal Social Innovation Fund.
How I Raised $1,000 on Facebook Without Breaking a Sweat
Nelson Layag shares how he was able to utilize social media features to raise money to support organizations in his community.
Fundraising Confessions of a Former Camp Fire Girl
In most nonprofits, board members need to fundraise to provide for the financial sustainability of their organizations. But how?
The Car Donation Controversy and the Right Way to Donate Your Car
Let’s review the new rules around car donations, with some tips on how to donate, and how to get great mileage from a few donations a year.
The 411 on Starting a Car Donation Program
A car donation program is a great way for a nonprofit to expand its donor base and provide new ways to involve existing donors and volunteers.
The Best Way to Raise Money? Choose a Revenue Strategy
What’s the best way to raise money? Start by figuring out who are the best potential supporters of our work and why, what those people are interested in, how to reach them, and how much to ask them for.
In Search of Unicorns: Finding & Hiring Outside Grantwriters Part 2
How to find grantwriters, select them, how much to pay them and what kinds of payment arrangements to choose.
Unicorns Found: Meet Two Grantwriters
In Part 1 of Blue Avocado’s series on hiring grantwriters, we compared grantwriters to unicorns: elusive, seldom-seen miraculous creatures, possibly mythical. In researching this article we reached out to dozens of grantwriters. Here you have a chance …
In Search of Unicorns: Finding & Hiring Grantwriters, Part 1
Part 1 of 2 My small agency can’t afford to hire a full time fund developer. How do I look for a grant writer? I have talked to a few who either want to be paid by the hour or receive a percentage of the grant. I am perplexed. Any suggestions? – …
Five Ways to Let Government Money Run You Over
Is government funding a way to expand what you do for important constituencies, whether they are families living with autism, low income people seeking legal help, or people attending your dance performances? Or is government funding a trap that will m …