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Grant Writing: Answering the Question How Do You Know You Will Be Successful in Doing What You say You Can Do? grant writing

In What Foundation Reviewers Want to Know, Asked or Not we presented the eight questions grant reviewers want answered. Two weeks ago we explored the question “What Need Will You Meet?” Last week, we talked about answering the question “How Will You Meet the Need You Described?...

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Grant Writing: Answering the Question How Will You Measure Your Success? grant writing

In What Foundation Reviewers Want to Know, Asked or Not we presented the eight questions grant reviewers want answered. We talked about writing your needs assessment in Grant Writing: Answering the Question What Need Will You Meet? and writing about the program you want funded in Grant...

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The Never Ending Discussion Between Development and Accounting; Counting versus Accounting financial management fundraising

By:  Kathleen M. Clayton, CPA

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Development Director, “I just got this huge pledge! Closing in on my budget, maybe I’ll get a bonus.  Put it in my donor data base already.  I need to let accounting know.”  Walking over to accounting department...

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Audits made easy, or easier financial management

By:  Kathleen M. Clayton, CPA of HBK CPAs & Consultants

Whether this is your first audit, and you have no clue what to expect or you’ve been involved in the process for years, there are always ways to make the process more efficient.

Rule #1 – Plan ahead

When should you start...

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Grant Writing: Bringing It All Together grant writing

There are more than 1.56 million nonprofits in the U.S., many of them competing for the same funding. How can your proposal stand out from the rest? To stand out, answer the eight questions below, whether the foundation directly asks them or not.

  1. What need will you meet?
  2. How will you meet the...
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