Milestone achieved!

I am proud to report that I have just earned by CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) designation!  A voluntary credential that is recognized worldwide, the CFRE signifies a confident, ethical fundraising professional. In 2017, the American National … Read More

GPCI and the GPC (my certification!) are accredited!

The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI) and the GPC credential for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. The GPC … Read More

Steps to grant success: a series, Part 5

HIGH OUTPUT, LOW STRESS Writing a grant application? Great! Have multiple proposals due in a very short period of time? Great! — but frantic! Today I am sharing a strategy to mitigate the stress of … Read More

Steps to grant success: a series, Part 3

The first contact with a new funder You’ve done your research and found the perfect prospect for your non-profit’s next grant application. At a minimum, you have: reviewed the funder’s 990 thoroughly you know their … Read More

Steps to grant success: a series, Part 2

Columbus Grant Writing Help

The 990: tax form or goldmine? Today’s installment of Steps to grant success is about the oft-overlooked, but worth your time, IRS Form 990. All private foundations must submit a Form 990 to the IRS … Read More

Steps to grant success: a series

There are more than a few ways to improve your agency’s or non-profit’s grant success. Today I am going to address a few of the first few ways to “scrub” a funder prospect to determine … Read More