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This is a piece of pracademic writing. Pracademics is the application of research-based thinking to the practice of program development and management.

In early March, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the For the People Act—also known as H.R.1—by a ten-vote margin largely along party lines, with all congressional Democrats save one voting…

One of the most important tools that for-profit businesses have used for decades is a line of credit, and nonprofit organizations are now beginning to recognize that a nonprofit line of credit is…

Nonprofits are often intimately familiar with grants and the impact they can have on any organization. Whether your nonprofit makes grants or receives them, it’s important to know how they affect…

Tomorrow we go off the mountain. It has been just over a year since I or my husband has been anywhere except for the four-mile drive to our mailbox once every three weeks.

In Greek mythology, Heracles was given twelve seemingly impossible labors by King Eurystheus of Tiryns. Each was a gargantuan task, with near-certain odds of failure, but Heracles approached them…

The mirror in our bathroom doesn't get much use these days. With less public interaction, I've found little need to see if I'm leaving the house "presentable." On most days, my hair looks like if…

Your nonprofit likely collects revenue from a variety of sources, such as donations, merchandise, and event ticket sales. Your nonprofit also likely has applied for or thought about applying for…

Thomas Edison was famously quoted as saying, “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” If you’ve managed to carry your nonprofit through the flames of 2020, congratulations…

We are living in interesting times, giving credence to the proverbial curse, “May you live in interesting times.” A year ago, we at the State of Grantseeking saw, in real time, the birth of COVID-…

Information about trends in philanthropy for 2021 abound on the Internet. So what do you take to heart, and what do you ignore?

The events of early January in D.C. have shaken many of us to our very core. The sight of the capitol building being stormed is one that has not been seen in over a half-dozen generations, since…