What makes a grantmaker select one proposal over another? Find out from the people who make the decisions at Washington Gas, The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Washington Area Women’s Foundation, and Jovid Foundation.
Learn how to make your Form 990 more compelling so your nonprofit can use it as a marketing tool.
Alan Abramson of George Mason University's Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy, and co-author Stefan Toepler, present the findings of their research. Members of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers respond.
Focus on the "Three Ps" -- Purpose, Process and People -- if your nonprofit wants work with large foundations, says Darin McKeever, Deputy Director of the Charitable Sector at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Philanthropy Chat - Vision for Change: Frances Kunreuther Discusses Challenges and Opportunities for Next Gen Nonprofit Leadership
What challenges do young social justice leaders face in today’s changing social sector and how do they approach them? What challenges remain?
Philanthropy Chat - Unlocking Gaming Potential: Ted Mitchell on the NewSchools Venture Fund/Zynga.org Learning Games Accelerator
What is important when it comes to forming partnerships with tech organizations? How do organizations approach corporations and other organizations when partnering on a new project? Learn from the NewSchools Venture Fund/Zynga.org Learning Games Accelerator.
Julie Dixon and Denise Keyes of Georgetown’s Center for Social Impact Communication discuss the new model of donor engagement and how organizations and fundraising professionals can adjust to them.
Nancy Kalikow Maxwell describes the unique strengths that libraries bring to grant collaborations and highlights key conditions that are necessary in order to have more collaborations involving libraries in the future.
Marga Fripp discusses arts marketing for the individual artist.
Beverly Schwartz, vice president of global marketing at Ashoka, covers topics from her book, Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World.
Deirdre Maloney, president of the firm Momentum, examines the myths and realities of nonprofit management, marketing, and outcomes measurement.
Juliana Steele, program specialist for fiscal sponsorship with Fractured Atlas, explains how artists can determine whether their project would be a good candidate to be fiscally sponsored, and how artists can seek out sponsors.
Author and filmmaker Faith Fuller discusses her background in fundraising for documentary filmmaking.
Miyesha Perry Chappell, Manager of Grants and Administration at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, discusses the newly revised Common Grant Application from the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers.
Rachel Oscar of Grassroots Grantmakers sits down with Sarah Gyorki to discuss implementing a grassroots grantmaking committee.
Sharon Charters, Grants Manager at the Hamilton Community Foundation (in Ontario, Canada) and David Derbyshire of Wesley Urban Ministries discuss the Foundation's multi-faceted neighborhood initiative.
Barbara Ramundo, regional vice president for Professionals for Nonprofits, discusses practical tips and strategies for experienced nonprofit workers.
Three representatives of the Raymond John Wean Foundation discuss committee training, recruitment, and what it means to find your fit in the larger community.
Pheobe Bicknell of YNPNdc (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network DC), discusses board service from the point of view of a young professional.
Lee Kay shares insight on grantmaking committee member training, member recruitment, conflict of interest policy, and the goals and spirit of Neighborhood Connections.
Blaine Griffin, flagship member of Neighborhood Connections Grantmaking Committee, discusses what makes a good committee member and how acting as a Grantmaking Committee Member has influenced his role with the City of Cleveland.
Joe Konen, a member of the Neighborhood Connections Grantmaking Committee in Cleveland, Ohio, discusses what makes a thoughtful grantmaker.
Victoria Dunning, Vice President for Programs at the Global Fund for Children, outlines the Fund’s view of what children need to succeed: learning, safe places, a healthy mind and body, and enterprise (life and workplace skills).
Niamani Mutima discusses funding trends affecting and influencing foundations that are currently funding in Africa. Mutima is Executive Director of the Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group.
Pratichi Shah, human resources strategist, shares how nonprofit organizations should be as purposeful in managing staff as they are at managing their programs to successfully achieve their missions.