Category Archives: grant writing

Grantwriting scam revealed

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon has alerted its contacts that an organization (The Funding Institute) is perpetrating a scam by advertising a grant training in Portland Sept. 16-18. NAO was alerted by a grantwriting instructor who was victimized earlier by … Continue reading

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Lean keys to fundraising success

Learning who the donors are and making it personal about them is “where the magic is” in lean fundraising, Erica Charbonneau told Mid-Valley Development Professionals Oct. 24. “You are the conduit” for the nonprofit’s relationship with the donor, she told … Continue reading

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Grant writers: Overcome fear and pick up the phone

Grant writers can be more successful if they reach out to potential foundation funders before they submit their proposals. The problem is: many grant writers skip this step. Wendy Baird has seven simple¬†ways to overcome this tendency. “The number one … Continue reading

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Oregon nonprofits: An economic force

With 10,429 active organizations and 166,130 employees, Oregon nonprofits account for 13 percent of the state’s private sector workforce. Many are operating under financial stress, but they remain an “economic driver” that has been silent. That’s the conclusion presented by … Continue reading

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What got your attention here in 2011

Of the 71 posts on the MVDP blog in 2011, two of them attracted the most attention: a fundraising letter sample and changes to the CFRE test. There were 1,490 separate page views on the blog, according to stats collected … Continue reading

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Major foundations participate in grant workshop series

Oregon grantmakers will present practical suggestions to those enrolled in a series of grant workshops beginning in January, sponsored by the Greater Jefferson Community Center. Among the presenters are The Ford Family Foundation, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, The Oregon Community … Continue reading

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