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Driving Impact With Unrestricted Support

The Weingart Foundation devotes more than 60 percent of its funding to unrestricted support. Its president, Fred Ali, explains why in this conversation with Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund.

Using 990s to Tell Your Story

More and more donors are looking at a charity's Form 990 (or as we call them, "990s") before they decide to give. How can nonprofits prepare their 990s to best engage the attention and heart of their readers while explaining their mission, work, and results in concise and compelling ways? 

The 5 Big Benefits of a Strong Brand

The clearer you can be about what your organization stands for — and why that matters — the better chance you have of securing the support you need to get your work done. But is making the effort worth it? Here are 5 benefits your organization will gain with a strong brand.

Explain Your Mission in 1 Minute

One of the hardest messages for any organization to create is the one that introduces your work to someone new. The One Minute Message (aka the elevator pitch or elevator speech) needs to explain why your organization exists in just a few words, and most importantly, it needs to leave them wanting more.

4 Steps to Funding Your College Education

It's scholarship season! As prospective students finalize applications and begin to eagerly await acceptance letters, we thought we'd offer our advice on finding the money needed to follow your college dreams. Whether you're a first-time college student or returning to complete your degree, follow these steps to finding the financial aid to achieve your education.

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