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8 May 2012

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Big Data hits Nonprofits! POW!

So. You’re working for a social services nonprofit. You’re writing a grant. You’re stuck. How do you show the funder the magnitude of the […]

11 April 2011

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What Grants Can, and Can’t Do for your Nonprofit

And I said, “So, you think that getting a grant is like dialing for dollars huh? That a grant will just plop into your lap and Boom you’ll have a computer lab? I’ll look for you, but here’s something you should know, first.”

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19 October 2010

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Ask Mazarine: Best Answers on LinkedIn

You’ve Got Answers! According to LinkedIn, I’m an expert in Nonprofit Fundraising, Philanthropy, Work-life Balance, Non-profit Management, Social Enterpreneurship, and Public Relations. Here are […]

9 July 2010

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Top 10 Grantwriting Mistakes People Make-Guest Post by Tonya Pennie

As a grantwriter and grant panelist I’m fortunate to have experience on both sides of the grantmaking process. Here’s my list of the Top 10 grantwriting mistakes people make, plus one bonus one!

1 June 2010

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Teaching other people how to fundraise

Are you the lone development person, or even part of a small team? What is one of your biggest problems? If you answered “Capacity” […]

24 May 2010

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20 Money Saving Tips for Fundraisers

3. Batch your fundraising appeal letters. Send out 150 at a time. Test out different messages, graphs, charts, quotes, pictures, see what works with who. This way you can avoid an appeal letter that bombs.

17 May 2010

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Are You Fundraising in a Small Shop?

If you are fundraising in a small shop, I salute you. It is hard. You come to work and often receive no kudos or respect for what you do. I want you to know that I know what you’re going through. And I appreciate that you take a small part of your limited time to read this.

11 March 2010

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Could your nonprofit get government contracts?


If you’ve combed the Foundation Center Database over and over, it might be time to start thinking big with your nonprofit. What do you do that the government would like done? Whether it’s providing social services or cleaning up the environment, you could get a steady stream of income from your local or federal government.

23 February 2010

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Ask your volunteers

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What is your call to action like? Is it as good as Amplify Your Voice? If not, consider how to engage a volunteer, no matter what time of the day or night it is, with the skills that they possess right now. Do they like to blog? Make it easy for them to create a blog post about your organization. Do they want to get involved in your next phone-a-thon, special event, walk-a-thon? Then post the date and signup sheet there too. Make it exciting with pictures. Make it easy. They’ll come back again and again to keep working with you.

28 December 2009

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Grantwriting

What is it? Grantwriting is kind of what people think of when they think of development. This is only a small part of what […]

16 December 2009

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What is Fundraising?

Fundraising is the act of building relationships to help the cause you care about. This can include writing letters and newsletters, throwing parties, visiting […]