What is the best way to reconnect with a previous funder?
Recently, I accepted a position as a grant proposal writer for The Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) www.cota.org. They do fundraising campaigns, obtain donations from individuals, and seek grants from foundations; that is now my job! I already sent many LOIs out to new potential grantors and have sent…
Taproot or Catch A Fire
Has anyone used Taproot or Catch A Fire? These two companies match grantees needing a professional service with a volunteer who will provide that service to them at no cost. The Donor buys into the service and gives access to their grantees. I am considering something for my small grantees without staff and needing much…
Bridging the gap - Grants and vouchers having special handling instructions
We are having a disconnect where a donor has asked to have a grant check sent to them rather than to the nonprofit (they want to present the check or include a note with the check before mailing it to the nonprofit) or sent to a 3rd party address for processing (for example, the donor has requested we send the check to the…
WE'RE HIRING! Kitsap Community Foundation
Accounting Manager To succeed in this role, the right candidate will be to love variety, work independently, communicate well, and be super organized. We are looking for a motivated individual with a proven track record in both bookkeeping and office administration. The right candidate will be flexible and able to thrive…
Charging a Fee vs. Spreading Expenses out amongst the funds
Hello, We are a Community Foundation with roughly 130 funds. Some are unrestricted, some managed and some are temporarily restricted. We do not charge any fees to manage these funds, rather we just pass on expenses from our Financial Advisor and operating costs to the funds on a percentage basis. Can I ask the pros and…
Coffee Talk: How does your grantmaking foundation manage change?
You face daily choices amidst the constant changes in philanthropy. How do you decide which change to embrace and which to dismiss as a fad? Which changes—whether systems or processes—will create space for the essential, impactful work supporting your mission? As we review our processes and explore new granting strategies,…
Grant application request for bank acct. information
Could someone tell me if it's normal practice for a grant application to request all your bank account information? I'm a newbie an with all the scams these days.... The grant maker is on Grant Station and appears to be legitimate in every other way. Thank you.
Job Opening: Development Officer!
Hello, The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado is hiring for a Development Officer who will provide fundraising experience and expertise to the existing Development team! You can see the job description and apply here: https://nocofoundation.org/careers/
Review Simply Generosity
https://www.simplegenerosity.org/ Does anyone have a review they'd like to share about Simply Generosity? It sounds like a wonderful organization, but before we share all our banking information I'd like to research a little. Thank you for your time and efforts,
Hello from the Rio Grande Valley!
Hi all, my name is René Ballesteros and started as Development Manager with Latinos in Heritage Conservation in late June! We are growing national nonprofit and I currently work remote in South Texas. I worked as a graduate fellow with LHC in the spring, and I loved their mission and vision. I am excited to be helping with…