#Aging: Medicare’s Support To Home Health Agencies Likely To Be Cut 3+%

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The two federal programs that are most often discussed as targets for cutting are Social Security and Medicare. And every political stripe agrees that as the growing number of Boomer retirees move into these programs, stresses will be felt throughout the federal budget. cut in payments to the nation’s home health agencies (HHA) to begin next year. percent decrease in Medicare payments to home health agencies (HHAs) for calendar year (CY) 2012.

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#PROAGING: Republican Budget Realigns Medicare But Ignores Long-Term Care

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The Rand budget also privatizes the Transportation Security Agency (returning it to the status it was on September 11th, 2001 ? Paul, DeMint, and Lee propose FY2013 Budget.

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Finding Federal Funding: A Beginner’s Guide in 8 Steps

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Knowing that I’ve worked on US government-funded grants for over 15 years, a friend recently asked me for advice on how nonprofits can secure federal funding. Below is my advice on how to get started in identifying federal grant opportunities.

How To Learn What Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Grants Are Available, & How To Apply for Them

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Applying for a government grant, especially a federal grant, can be arduous. Often, applying for government grants all year round but especially at the end of the calendar year (which can coincide with the end of the fiscal year for some government agencies), is a also really good way to raise yet another large single donation (a grant), just like applying for a grant from any other type of grant donor (i.e.

Communicate NOW on Govt. Shutdown Impact (Case Study)

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OPPORTUNITY ALERT: I urge you to leverage the shutdown in right-now fundraising and advocacy campaigns if the shutdown has increased the demand for your services and/or threatened your budget and ability to continue providing services.

Our EveryAction Hero: Feeding Wisconsin


With over 750 affiliate agencies across the state of Wisconsin, Feeding Wisconsin is dedicated to eradicating hunger and improving their community. Earlier this month, I sat down with Executive Director, David Lee, to learn how Feeding Wisconsin mobilizes their audience, advocates to their local and federal officials, and engages with their community. Feeding Wisconsin works with affiliated agencies and 1,000 local food programs throughout the state.

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We’re nonprofit gals and guys, so for the most part, style is a matter of function and budget. You can see some of her newest work for National Wildlife Federation at www.nwf.org/LEGACY. She owns The PG Agency based in the Washington, D.C Claire Meyerhoff.

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Special Bulletin to Help Nonprofits Approach and Access Funding Sources

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Section 3(a),“Purposes and Principles,” of the Act reads that the “President and the heads of Federal departments and agencies shall manage and expend the funds made available in this Act so as to achieve the purposes specified in subsection (a), including commencing expenditures and activities as quickly as possible consistent with prudent management” in order to: Preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery.

One week, two excellent events: #CbocSocial and #FWD50

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I do realize however that with limited training/conference budgets it’s wishful thinking on my part. The Canada Revenue Agency has trained 1400 employees in Agile and Lean processes.

From Cause Marketing to Corporate Causes

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project requirements, budget, deadlines, etc.) Federal grants, especially, provide insight into high priority areas and emerging federal policies/practices 4. You do really great work. In fact, you tell people about it all of the time (be honest).

Cause Marketing When You’re the Avis of Your Niche

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The rental car agency Avis , for years the perennial second banana to Hertz , used to promote itself with the tagline, “when you’re number two, you try harder.” It serves 78,000 kids and has a budget of $30 million. They even have an advisory boardmember from the Avis Budget Group!

The One Fund Boston Raised More Than $7 Million In 24 Hours

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Most recently, pending cuts for nonprofit support in federal and state budget have been of great concern; and in some places this is further compounded by states and counties considering or attempting to tax nonprofits while removing the tax exemption from donations to shore up their own budgets. Nonprofits must make their way with their own operating budgets cutting costs.

NASA/JPL's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity's Landing (Or Not) Tonight: A Great Example of Donors Watching for Mission Based Success In Deciding Whether to Give Again Or Not

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I repeatedly explain in this blog about how nonprofit organizations (which include government agencies) best increase and further their support (including financial support) through demonstrable achievements and mission-based successes. It only makes logical sense that donors (in NASA's case - elected officials wringing hands over a federal budget) feel confident further investing (donating) in successful operations that demonstrate they are viable, efficient, relevant, and successful.

A List of Specific Fundraising Methods Particularly Helpful At the End of the Calendar Year

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and especially give on this magnitude at the end of the year for the tax break). __ Grant Donors Looking to Spend Down The Rest of This Year's Giving Budget - By law foundations are required to donate a specific percentage of their total assets each year to remain in good standing with the IRS and other government entities that oversee their operations. As suggested above, if their is a federal, state, local, or Tribal, etc.

For Efficient But Effective Nonprofit Programs, Service, and Administration Like Fundraising - GIS Is A Tremendous Tool. And It's Free.

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FEMA, American Red Cross, local, state, and other federal agencies, etc.) Specific to fundraising, he mentioned in his presentation that Direct Relief Int'l also uses GIS to provide budgeting/spending transparency to their donors and potential donors in both reporting/donor relationship development and solicitations (in real time, visually).

A Real World Example Demonstrating Why Nonprofits' Mission Statements Are More Important Than The Almighty Dollar

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My point in writing about this story, though, is not about the environmental issue (of which I am going to write my federal representatives about). but the top federal parks official, Jon Jarvis decided against the ban because a major donor did not like it. The controversy, in Jarvis' decision, is that he did what one of the National Park Service's donors wanted which is in sharp contrast to the agency's own mission: it's reason for existing.

What's The Trick Nonprofits Successfully Raising Funds, Even In This Economy Use to Create Their Success? Planning. All About The Development Plan That Works.

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All of this is based on finalized organizational planning and budgeting having already been completed before the development plan (for the coming time period) is begun. and their budgets, this will allow leadership to plan for the most realistic future. These agencies may providing any of the following pertinent information: economic forecasts, the donor climate, communities' needs, communities' demographics, regional politics, trends, population growth, etc.

Transparency.Four Letter Word Or Wave of the Future?

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Recently, the NAACP 's budget shortfalls and need for improved leadership and fundraising is big news. The United States federal government is redesigning the federal tax return form for required 501 (c)(3) non profit organization's tax filings because Congress is not comfortable with the current form's ability to provide them with an accurate picture of a given non profit's fundraising, operational expense, and spending.

Someone Has To Say It: The Nonprofit's Founder May Not Be the Best Executive Director or Board President Candidate (and Should Certainly Not Be Both)

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and these are important connections to the mission and the agency, itself) but are they the best candidate for either leadership job? The board is individually and as a whole legally, per Sarbanes, responsible for all reporting to the federal government including fiscal oversight and ensuring it's correct; but too, it must be certain that the operation is running in an accountable transparent fashion.

Why Do Donors Give Grants At All?

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You've done a great job (or your executive and board have done their work) at getting your agency's name, work, and reputation out in the community. Governments who offer grants may be directing federal (grant) dollars (allocated by the President and Congress for specific causes or diseases, etc) into their jurisdiction to the benefit of their community. Keep in mind that governments can be cities, counties, states, federal, tribes, etc.

Start Up Non Profit? Need Seed Money? Starting Fundraising? Here's help.Part 1 of 2

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A non profit must comply with federal, state, city, and county legal code. If the organization has gone along with the 'founder/permanent executive director' the agency's leadership has designed itself to re-actively 'protect' an executive director into an indefinite position - it's missing the point that the non profit is a public trust, as the federal and state governments have provided it with official non profit designation; the ability to raise tax free dollars.

What Can We Nonprofits Do In This Uncertain Economy?

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Without a doubt the way a nonprofit best survives a tough economy is to have already worked out and have ready an effective, viable, and all-encompassing organizational stressed-budget contingency plan to deal with financial crises; such as our difficult economy today. new programs), how the agency does it, and for whom.

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To find out, go to: [link] Narrow and firm up who may give to your nonprofit by making sure that the foundations you approach not only give to your agency's cause, but ALSO give to the type of program, project, etc. Where can I research what United States federal government grants are available ? How do I create a budget and what should be in it?

The Southern Oregon Historical Society Has Raised Some Eyebrows. What Could They Have Done Differently?

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For our discussion, the museum (and its fundraising arm, the museum's foundation) may be assessed by what it says about itself in its own tax filings with the federal government. Looking at the museum's Foundation's federal tax filing (the IRS form 990) for 2010 , on Guidestar , it appears to have paid out a little over $66,000 in grants.

Mission-Based Thinking - Why It Matters, Especially Today - Why It Works, And Examples of It Enabling Organizations That Use It

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at no profit is supported by our federal and state governments as each government type allows them ( at least for now ) to raise tax free dollars. Mission-based thinking, a staple of contemporary, professional, nonprofit, best practices, is often discussed and explained but examples are more difficult to locate. In this two part post I will explain the critical importance of mission-based thinking in this post.

Grant Seeking According To The Various Stages of A Nonprofit's Life

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The founder(s) may perceive the organization as its own entity, separate from the founder(s) (and how the federal government sees a given nonprofit) that will thrive, flourish, and grow if they operate it in the best interest of the organization's mission (rather than operating it from one's own ego or neuroses ). state and federal representatives); colleagues working on the same cause at other nonprofits, at universities, at for-profit companies, and elsewhere; and major donors.

How To Increase the Number of New Donors

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A nonprofit is an organized entity working to achieve a goal (and is now going to be held more accountable than ever by the federal government (besides your donors) to achieve goals; see the new nonprofit tax form). Nonprofit business operations include board oversight and legal compliance, program planning, budgeting, fundraising planning, raising more money than this year or the year before, achieving benchmarks and goals, etc.

What Does A Nonprofit Do That's Facing Being Taxed?

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As nonprofits by definition do not make any profit whatsoever, most states and municipalities (like the federal government) have not taxed nonprofits operating in their jurisdiction because these organizations provide services, products, and other benefits in the public's interest (arguably adding to any state or town's infrastructure, economy, and quality of life) at no profit. These are difficult times verging on a recession.

Top 10 Grant Money Myths: Do You Think You Know What You're Doing While Looking for Grant Money? Or, Do You Know That You Don't?!

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The availability of grants may depend on a government's budget. Staff, leadership, and even volunteers must be dedicated to the grant writing process as it often requires proof reading, fact-checking, research, pulling necessary agency documents, feedback, draft mark ups, etc. Also, a grant writer must provide a great grant application but the agency's reputation, track record, relevance, effectiveness at its mission work, health, etc.

Grant Writers, Commissions, Best Practices, and the "Why?" of it All.

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For service people who've returned home, consider contacting your federal representatives to request that the U.S. This month Maya asks us to consider what business practices nonprofits should adopt to save agency resources. See my post, "The Word 'Gets" Is in 'Budgets'" Your organization should plan out its annual development (fundraising) plan for this year, and for the long term (i.e. Happy Veterans Day! THANK YOU!"

Take That Nonprofit's Grant Writing To The Next Level

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is to learn and know what the fundraising method entails, how a successful version of that type of fundraising method is conducted, how to plan for it (before the fundraising method, in this case grant writing, is started), what a program should cost your size agency, etc. The federal government (and some states) as well as modern donors are requiring that nonprofits report more about their income, spending, operations, planning, and successes more often now, than ever before.

Are There Grants for an Individual?

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Grant donors usually expect to be able to claim a tax benefit for their donation and this requires (by federal and usually state laws, too) that the non profit be what's called a 501 (c)(3) non profit, which is roughly described by the Internal Revenue Service as an entity that provides service, support, or products and does not take income for their services, support, or products. Each year the Federal, or maybe state, city, county, tribal, etc.