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

Non Profit Marketing 360

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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Why Your Nonprofit Needs to Get Political – Now

J Campbell Social Marketing

With today’s public roll out of Trumps’ budget proposal , the implications for our sector are important and very dire. Now, I’m not saying tweet out “The Trump budget stinks and he has tiny hands” or something as general as that.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

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. In this environment, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changes that include a %3.35 With government cuts (or default) looming, everyone is talking about cuts.

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

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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.

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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#Communications: ATT’s Arguments for T-Mobile Buyout Look Ever More Disingenuous

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AT&T’s proposal discussed opportunities to bring 3G and next-generation LTE network speeds to almost 90% of its (and hitherto T-Mobile’s) customers, and the creation of jobs required to meet that goal.

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#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.

Your New Fundraising Word For The Day

The Agitator

elections and to Meals On Wheels following last week’s announcement of proposed cuts in the federal budget, Steve says it’s time for some new definitions. Here’s it is: ‘actigiver’ In a Huffington Post piece, Giving In The Age of Outrage , Steve MacLauglin, VP of Data and Analytics at Blackbaud and author of Data Driven Nonprofits , claims that the question of “whether online activists would ever turn their clicks into gifts” has now been answered.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Learn about new and proposed accounting and auditing standards and how they will impact not-for-profit entities and their auditors. DMA Nonprofit Federation / Washington, DC / $789. It's finally here!

Take Action Now! Don't Let Congress Hurt Charities

Marketing for Nonprofits

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.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

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).

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The Charitable Deduction Still Exists. So, For Goodness Sake, Come Off the Ledge!

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If you read the nonprofit sector press at all you have also seen the myriad news and editorial pieces on the for now temporary decision most popularly detailing how much the wealthiest of Americans may deduct from federal income taxes for how much they have donated for a given year (as of 2013 and on). There's never been a year where a crystal ball clearly outlined for nonprofits what to expect and what to plan for in their organizations' budgets or fundraising planning.

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.

Grants for Post Production of Documentary Films About Jewish Life

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citizen or permanent resident (director or producer); be in post-production at the time of application; be an individual, a nonprofit organization with federal tax- exempt status, or have a fiscal conduit that agrees to receive and administer an award on behalf of the project; have creative, editorial, and budgetary control of the proposed project; and own the copyright of the completed film. No grant will exceed $50,000, or 50 percent of the total project budget, whichever is less.

Think About Applying for Grants From the Grant Donor's Perspective

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This exercise can actually help you create a winning grant proposal. Our annual operating budget is around $180,000 and we grant about $100,000 a year to applicant nonprofits. federal government as such, are nonprofits, themselves. Note: Always make sure that your budget is in accordance with the foundation's giving guidelines, is realistic/possible, simple, complete, honest, and is mathematically correct.

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

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In our previous post, Think About Applying For Grants From the Grant Donor's Perspective we recommended looking at the grant raising process from the grant donor's perspective to package a better grant proposal. In fact, keep in mind, the federal government requires that foundations (in order to retain their official nonprofit designation) must donate a minimum five percent of their total assets, each year.

Health Care Reform is a Wicked Marketing Problem

Social Marketing and Social Change

Members of Congress are seriously considering proposals to rein in the growth of health spending by taking tens of billions of dollars of Medicare money away from doctors and hospitals in high-cost areas and using it to help cover the uninsured or treat patients in lower-cost regions reports Robert Pear in the NY Times today.

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?

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

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In the New York Times February 13, 2010 article, Southern Oregon Historical Society looks to the Past for a Future by William Yardley the Southern Oregon Historical Society "which controls five of the most prominent historic properties in [sic Jacksonville, Oregon] a town that is itself a historic district, has proposed selling some of the sites as a way to prevent the organization’s own economic collapse".

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. The grant is given to address the need, and support the effort, described in the grant proposal. Giving any money from a grant to any entity other than the expenses specifically accounted for and described in the proposal is lying to a donor, and frankly, poor nonprofit management. Happy Veterans Day! THANK YOU!"

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.

Fundraising Isn't Optional, Non Profits.".Put[ing] the Word Out and Bow[ing Your] Heads".Is Not Fundraising, BendFilm

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Is it the public's responsibility to, in effect, manage their organization correctly so that they have the money that they need for the organization's budget - or is it the current organization's management's responsibility? gave to an organization whose mission I believe in, but is not run well enough to budget, fundraise over the year to meet the budget's needs, and maintain and grow ongoing regular in kind and fiscal support (over the course of the year)?'