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Putting Thanks Back in Thanksgiving--And Your Donor Communications

November 18, 2020 | Laurence A. Pagnoni, MPA

If I never again hear the phrase, "now, more than ever," I would be pleased. I understand why we use it, to convey urgency, but it is hackneyed. Was our…


Can a USA Family Foundation Make Grants Outside the U.S.?

November 16, 2020 | Laurence A. Pagnoni, MPA

We at LAPA Fundraising are often asked, “Can we (a USA Family Foundation) make grants outside the U.S.? Family foundations can safely grant to non-501(c)(3) organizations outside the U.S. as…


The CEO As Chief Fundraiser

November 12, 2020 | Laurence A. Pagnoni, MPA

Well, isn’t it obvious that the CEO is the nonprofit organization’s chief fundraiser? Not really. Not when you observe the behavior of nonprofit CEOs, as I have over the past…


Grants Officer to CEO: Here’s What I Need From You

November 12, 2020 | Jessica Williams, MSW

A reader writes: What do you need from a CEO in order to be a successful grant officer? What a great question, thanks. Your nonprofit can raise much more revenue…


What's Coming? A Trump Bump, Slump or Dump?

November 9, 2020 | Roger Craver

I’ve been in this trade through every U.S. presidential election since 1964 and the fundraising aftermath has always been predictable. If a conservative candidate triumphed, then boom times followed for…


Assessing Impact with General Operating Support Grants: Debunking the Myths

October 30, 2020 | Kate Gehling and Naomi Orensten

Writers' introduction : Kate Gehling is senior analyst, research, at CEP. Naomi Orensten is director, research, at CEP. This article was originally posted at https://cep.org/ , and is republished by…


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