#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

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Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to. For a larger view of what resources are available via the federal government, click over to USA.gov’s site for nonprofits.

[Guest Post] Telling Your Story In the Grant Proposal Budget

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Since starting her firm - DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC - in 2006, she has secured more than $32 million dollars in competitive grant funds for clients from the government (federal, state, and local) and private foundations. Budgets are not an afterthought.

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#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

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Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to. For a larger view of what resources are available via the federal government, click over to USA.gov’s site for nonprofits.

Federal Budget Policy and Fundraising

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Sitting in the audience at INDEPENDENT SECTOR’s annual conference last month, I was wowed by twin presentations by Robert Greenstein , founder and executive director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Ronald Haskins , senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. The enormous, threatening federal deficit can be solved only by a balanced approach requiring tough political choices both to raise taxes and to cut spending.

#Aging: Medicare On The Chopping Block Of Debt ‘Compromise’

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trillion of the national debt was reached, we should not assume that all government spending will be trimmed equally. The government study predicts a bill of $4.6 trillion by 2020 , with government Medicare plans paying for just over half of it (these plans now pay about 44%).

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

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With government cuts (or default) looming, everyone is talking about cuts. 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. The battle is really over how much cutting will be done, and who will bleed most.

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

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The second event (#fwd50) had many senior government leaders, program and policy folks, as well those interested in the general advancement of government through modern disruptive tech. Increased focus on governance optimization. Neat initiatives going on across government.

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

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You might have heard that applying for a grant offered by a government, any government, is "a different animal" compared to applying for a grant offered by a foundation. Applying for a government grant, especially a federal grant, can be arduous. Grants offered by governments are opportunities to raise funds, as well. To learn about and find out what other governments' grants are available, such as t he U.S. Tags: government grants how to

Why Your Nonprofit Needs to Get Political – Now

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With today’s public roll out of Trumps’ budget proposal , the implications for our sector are important and very dire. We need to not only pay attention to this budget for our own knowledge, we also need to bring these issues to the attention of our supporters and our constituents.

#Finance: Postage Rates For Nonprofits Realigned. Do Yours Go Down Or Up?

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The Nonprofit Times has a story we wanted to pass on to our readers about the adjustments to US Postal Rates that will have an impact on nonprofits and their mailing budgets. Of course, your organization must be listed as a nonprofit with the federal government first, and you can then apply for the right to use these bulk/nonprofit rates.

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#Finance: Postage Rates For Nonprofits Realigned. Do Yours Go Down Or Up?

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The Nonprofit Times has a story we wanted to pass on to our readers about the adjustments to US Postal Rates that will have an impact on nonprofits and their mailing budgets. Of course, your organization must be listed as a nonprofit with the federal government first, and you can then apply for the right to use these bulk/nonprofit rates.

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Congress Today Is Considering Real Impendements To the Nonprofit Sector and If We Stop And Note Many Public Services and Institutions Are Nonprofits - These Proposals Could Effect Every American Life

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The reality is that right now our nation's leadership is looking at the nonprofit sector not only as one that can do with less (or even wholly without) in the federal budget, it may be an American business sector that they turn to in order to raise new taxes - or both. This is big stuff that must be addressed and we must address these federal budgetary and legal proposals now. Taxes nonprofit federal relations federal funds

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Communicate NOW on Govt. Shutdown Impact (Case Study)

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Dramatic and quickly-implemented changes like the United States government shutdown—even when known in advance to be a strong possibility—are challenging to respond to promptly and well. I may be totally wrong here, but I doubt all the government servers are down.

Top Three Takeaways from the Nonprofit Overhead Challenge

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Remember, any contract that includes any Federal money (even when passed through your local municipality) has to include at least 10% for overhead. budgeting CalNonprofits CompassPoint finance fundraising management Nonprofit npstrong overhead

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How the Fundraising Game Has Changed Forever

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They are descriptions of the impact brought about by new federal rules for many grant awards—impact that just may make life less stressful for nonprofit fundraising professionals and development directors everywhere.

What the Nonprofit Annual Report Is, Why It Is Necessary, But More Importantly - How It Can Be Powerful In Increasing A Nonprofit's Fundraising, Volunteers, Public Relations, and Marketing Results

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Above all, the IRS compliance requirements and federal law require that a nonprofit given official federal (and most often by states as well) charity status be open, reporting fully, in a timely manner, to any and all requests from the public for the organization''s board ratified financial and operations information. Yes, the federal government and law say the organization must provide information and complete and truthful information on its own self.

Stimulus Caution

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With the drying up of donations from individuals, grants from foundations, and contracts from local governments, many smaller, locally-based nonprofits are looking to Washington for funding, hoping to get in on some of the economic stimulus packages as a means of surviving this recession. Seriously, if you have an annual budget of only $500,000 you should not be looking at a grant for $300,000/year for only two years, and with only 5% allowed for administration.

#Public Policy: Charities’ Off-Shore/Tax-Free Holdings Brought Under Congressional Scrutiny

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All the talk about US domestic politics and economics at the moment focuses on the federal budget and the possible default that will result if the US debt limit is not raised by 2 August.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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It also offers an interactive opportunity to discuss key forms and governing documents(Form 1023 and Forms 990 and 990-PF.). 14th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. 14th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium. DMA Nonprofit Federation / Washington, DC / $789.

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. Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

#Interview: Mike Kujawski, VP at the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing, Blogger & Speaker on Social Media

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There’s a difference between a nonprofit of five people, with one person wearing multiple hats, and a government organization with multi-million dollar budgets, of course. So it’s a Catch 22 – government wants to innovate, but yet it wants to avoid failure at all costs.

Activating The Global Health Trifecta

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investment in foreign aid is 25% of the Federal budget, when the accurate figure is less than one percent. “We are launching initiatives that encourage civic participation, create local leadership opportunities, and develop linkages between young people and their governments.”

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Activating The Global Health Trifecta

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investment in foreign aid is 25% of the Federal budget, when the accurate figure is less than one percent. “We are launching initiatives that encourage civic participation, create local leadership opportunities, and develop linkages between young people and their governments.”

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#Aging: $450 Billion in Unpaid Care Another Likely Drag On Economy

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Medical care by the federal government, whether it’s the healthcare reforms passed in 2010 or Medicare , is one of the significant pieces of the budget that Republicans want to cut. The floating plan at the moment was drawn up by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). That system would provide new beneficiaries with a government subsidy to buy their own private insurance on the open market.

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Take Action Now! Don't Let Congress Hurt Charities

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Trying to cut the federal budget has got to be one of the worst jobs in town. I don't want to engage in partisan rhetoric with you or anyone else BUT help me understand why our government is proposing huge tax cuts for Big Oil at the same time that they are proposing to take money AWAY from charitable organizations. There are so many competing interests, so many lobbyists and unfortunately so little money to go around.

U.S. Congress and Senate Work Together Passing Fed College Debt Forgiveness for Non Profit Employees!!

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2699 into law, an American who works for a non profit for ten years or more, after college, and has federal education loans will receive federal education loan debt forgiveness. This would be in effect for those with federal education loans dated October 1, 2007, and after. Correction: Anyone who has paid 120 times, after October 1, 2007; towards their federal education loan is eligible, under this law.

5 Killer Prospect Research Tools to Learn More About Your Current Donors

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Because the Federal Election Commission requires all campaigns to report any donations they receive, complete with donor name, occupation, address, and gift date, it’s easy to find an accurate political giving history on your donors.

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.

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.

Supporting Your Favorite Nonprofit Includes Voting By Tuesday November 6, 2012

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Welcome to "The Twilight Zone" Ryan Presents Romney Poverty Approach: Charity, Not Government I am not going to tout one party or another, here. Our federal funding or even our state's funding from the U.S. government for core projects and programs that either enable or support nonprofits' efforts are facing the chopping block, still. My husband and I voted this weekend. It felt good to get it done. It's one less thing I have to do this week. I know that you know what I mean.

Fellowships for Advanced Degree Holding Professionals Working On Foreign Policy Studies

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The fellowships for individuals from the academic, business, professional, government (federal, state, and local levels), religious and congregational communities seek to bridge the gap between analysis and action in foreign policy by supporting a variety of policy studies and active experiences in policy- making. Fellows are drawn from academia, government, business, or the media. From The Foundation Center.

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This Tough Economy Is Not Lost On Donors And A Real World Fundraising Boon In This Economy For Us All

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Those foundations (or governments, or other grant donors) are often experts in the issues or causes that they donate to serve. They are in touch with the news, like you and I are, and are keenly aware that the economic downturn, and our federal government's difficulty in figuring out a recovery plan, is taking now, and will take later resources that could have gone into the federal budget to better fund basic services and programs that meet needs in our community.

A Hearty Warning That A Second And Perhaps Worse Economic Collapse Looms, Nonprofits

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Roubini's concern is world governments won't have enough resources, if another (and if larger) collapse occurs to either stave it off or rebound from it easily. In his article for The Huffington Post (link, above), Neilson wrote, " And at the very same time, in response to the financial crisis, decreased tax revenues and massive budget deficits, social services are under siege."

Why Do Donors Give Grants At All?

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Foundations, corporations, local businesses, governments, individuals, families, estates, and all others who donate grants do so because: 1. 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.

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. Create a budget for each.

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.

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

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The reason why it matters to governments whether alleged charities in their jurisdiction spend less than 70% of each dollar raised (or more - which Oregon is trying to dissuade) on overhead rather than its mission is simple - a charity operates at no profit in order to do something (as described by the charity, itself, when it incorporates and receives official charity designation from the state(s) in which it will operate and from the Internal Revenue Service in order to raise tax free dollars).

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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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. Someone might respond, "Well, Joanna has led us to many programs achievements, fundraising successes, and our operations are on budget and on track."

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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. It reports it to the governments that oversee it, and it defines itself (in part) in the public through it.

Some Free Resources.

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Where can I research what United States federal government grants are available ? Be sure, during your initial research to contact one (or both) of your federal representatives for your state (your federal Congressperson or Senator) if you find a grant or two to apply for. How do I create a budget and what should be in it?

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.

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.

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.