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At GrantStation, we want to make sure our community is up-to-speed on what’s happening in the world of philanthropy. This blog features the thoughts and observations of our research staff, our CEO, and guest writers. It gives us the opportunity to share our insights as we research grantmakers and talk with grantseekers.
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Year after year, we find that an organization’s annual budget has the greatest impact on the grantseeking experience because it speaks to the size of the organization’s staff, programs, and the…

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a whole new lexicon, a slew of neologisms, acronyms, abbreviations, and old words combined in new ways. Perhaps you are bunkering down with your…

Successful grant applications include compelling statements of need, and those statements of need must include meaningful data.

When developing your membership retention strategy, there are numerous aspects to take into consideration, and one of the most important is a strong web presence.

The global pandemic has changed everything, it seems, even the beloved ritual of abandoning your cubicle to attend an annual conference. Gone are the days of sitting shoulder to shoulder in a…

When the Internal Revenue Service returns to full operations on July 15, one item on its agenda will be a new slate of more than 1,000 audits of private foundations connected to high net worth…

In my first post of this series on social enterprise, I defined a social enterprise as an ongoing initiative offering services or products for sale that generate net revenue, while also yielding…

Is it just me? Or does it feel like the whole Golf Tournament/Gala Dinner fundraising model is a relic of another era?

Each year within the State of Grantseeking Survey we ask, “What, in your opinion, is the great challenge to successful grantseeking?” followed by “Please tell us more about your organization's…

On June 9, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sat down with a group of biotech executives as part of a conference held by BIO, the…

As dependence on technology grows, it’s becoming increasingly important that nonprofits rethink their digital marketing strategies to reach donors across all devices.

Periods of upheaval usually give rise to the greatest social change. The Great Depression led to the New Deal and a social safety net for Americans. The devastation of World War II gave rise to…