How to show impact? Here’s a great example.

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These efforts range from a single mother in Minneapolis who staves off foreclosure thanks to an emergency financial assistance grant, to a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor living in Ukraine who receives food, medicine and warm clothes, to a boy in Haiti who can access a counselor to manage the post-traumatic stress he endures following the earthquake. “At One of the most powerful things you can do this year is to make more visible to your supporters the impact of their gifts.

What’s missing from your elevator pitch

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When I lived in Ukraine, I met a clothing designer who ran a social enterprise—a workshop for disadvantaged women. You know what I mean by an elevator pitch, right? It’s a pitch for your organization that you could make in the time span of an elevator ride—about thirty seconds to two minutes. What’s usually missing from your pitch? The other person in the elevator.

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What’s missing from your appeals

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When I was Ukraine, I saw a poor grandmother begging before the church of Saint Sophia, jangling spare change in a McDonald’s cup. When my life flashes before my eyes someday—and I hope that’s very far in the future - I suspect it will be a series of small details, each of which stands for something meaningful. That’s because as humans, we experience the immense through the small. We relate to the historic through the personal.

Reader Questions: How can I get funding for a think tank?

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If you are getting recognition in Poland, London, and in the Ukraine, I would focus your international fundraising efforts there. I recently got an email from a reader asking me how I would fundraise for a think tank in a country that does not have the best history of democracy or political discourse. This is my response.

The babushka, the alarm clock and the art of fundraising

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Once upon a time, when I was living in Ukraine, I met the staff of a community foundation named Dobrata that was trying to encourage businesspeople to give money to charitable causes. It was depressing—everyone in Ukraine knows the collapse of the Soviet Union hit pensioners hardest—but not personally motivating.

The well, the mom and the baby: Breathing life into work that’s indirect or technical

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While I was living in Ukraine, the government tax authority launched a campaign to motivate taxpayers to stay honest and continue paying their taxes. I got this email today: Hi Katya –. I subscribe to your blog and get your great tips every morning! I’m wondering if you could give any advice on marketing a non-direct service organization?

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits and International Non Government Organizations Promoting the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

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The first is directed at DPOs in Indonesia, Mexico, Ukraine, and eligible states and cities in India (Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, and the National Capital Territory of Delhi). From The Foundation Center. Deadline: Various (See below.)

Fundraising Overseas: Lost in Translation?

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I’ll be returning to Ukraine in late August to deliver a two-day training on fundraising for local alumni of U.S. Economic Realities While Ukraine’s economy has done better than some former Soviet countries, inflation is an enormous problem.

Several Grants Available for the Arts Or Theatre

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and their counterparts in Russia or Central/Eastern Europe, including Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Herzegovina, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine, and Yugoslavia. From The Foundation Center. Below, are three grants. Two grants are available for art; one in California and one in art education in the United States.

What a double espresso says about human behavior and donor loyalty

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I lived in Ukraine a few years ago, and a friend who just returned from there told me a great story that holds the secret to inspiring generosity. Here’s my December column from Fundraising Success. Really. My friend was eating breakfast at a pricey hotel frequented by his international agency. Two beverages came with the breakfast package. He ordered the first: a double espresso. Toward the end of his meal, he ordered another.