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Why Compelling Video Storytelling Should Be a Priority at Your Nonprofit

By Kristen Evans on 10/06/2017

iStock-629200894-487758-edited.jpgDuring every fundraising event I helped to organize for 826 Boston, a literacy nonprofit based in Roxbury, MA, the lights dimmed and we hit play on our latest video.

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Why Multimedia Storytelling Matters for Nonprofits

By Kristen Evans on 09/22/2017

grantseeker_blog_image_multimedia.jpgDespite budget constraints, investing in multimedia storytelling is more important than ever for nonprofit success – and we can help you make the case for allocating more resources to communications strategies that work.

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How to Track and Manage Your Grantseeking Operations

By Kristen Evans on 08/24/2017

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Successful grantseeking operations are as much about managing a wealth of information as they are about writing a stand-out proposal. From prospective funders to grant cycle deadlines, there’s plenty to track as you move grants through the pipeline.

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How to Embody the 5 Characteristics of an Effective Grant Writer

By Kristen Evans on 08/10/2017

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As any good grant writer knows, our job involves far more than writing proposals. There’s program staff to interview, data to track, and plenty of deadlines to organize – smack dab in the middle of a busy nonprofit fundraising year.

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No More ‘Necessary Evil’: Create Grantee Reports with Indispensable Value

By Kristen Evans on 07/27/2017

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Depending on the requirements of your funder, you’ll most likely have to file a detailed report about your financials, along with an evaluation of the funded program. Although grant reporting can be a valuable tool for growth, this crucial component of the funding cycle often causes sticking points for both nonprofits and funders.

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4 Best Practices That Will Make You Be a Better Grant Writer

By Kristen Evans on 06/29/2017

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Whether you’re a brand new nonprofit or your development team is growing fast, the pressures of grant writing mean development staff members nearly always feel the pinch of their deadlines.

By establishing best practices for proposal writing, you’ll not only improve the success rate of your grant proposals, but you’ll also establish teamwork norms that positively impact your entire staff. Think better prospecting, healthier relationships with donors and board members, and open communication between program and development staff. (Sounds nice, right?)

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Keeping the Pipeline Full: Why Grants are a Critical Part of Your Fundraising Strategy for Growth

By Kristen Evans on 06/22/2017

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While it’s true that some grants come with strings attached, diversifying your nonprofit income with awards from private, corporate, or government-funded foundations can help you build a more sustainable fundraising strategy for your organization.

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