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Is It Time for an Audit?
Blue Avocado explores if an audit is worth the expense for a nonprofit’s board of directors in these tough economic times.
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 …