Tag: funders

Four Foundation Funding Myths

Many nonprofits seek foundation funding to support the mission of their organization. However, many grant seekers frequently become discouraged and frustrated—often because they have bought into one of the common myths about foundation funding. Myth 1 – Funders are clear about what they want to fund. Because funders have the money, they are always in…
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Who Will Fund Our Work?

I often receive questions about “finding funders,” in other words, the person is really asking how to find funders that are a good fit for the work their organization is doing. Before working to identify funders, it is often helpful to begin by asking the question, “What do we need funds for?” Far too often,…
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Funding Insights

This week I had an opportunity to hear from three funders. It was a situation that every organization dreams of being in – being able to ask funders what you really want to know about how they view nonprofits, how they operate and why they do the things they do. I thought I would share…
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