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Tips on Streamlining your Grant Applications

By |2021-04-16T11:28:47-07:00April 16th, 2021|

There are no exceptions to the fact that grant writing is a long and often arduous writing process.Worseyet, for smaller charities and non-profits there may not be the resources to employ grant writers.This task isthenleft to program managers or administration staff who do their best to fit writing tasks into an alreadycrowdedwork schedule. But grant applications [...]

The Do’s and Don’ts in Communicating with Potential Funders

By |2021-03-25T12:49:50-07:00March 25th, 2021|

Do: Create Meaningful Connections  Build a relationship with your funders as you would other stakeholders and partners. Funders are people too, and while it may seem intimidating to initiate a relationship, donors are seeking a connection with the organizations they fund. Remember to stay in touch, even with one-time donations. Thank-You's can be a phone call, a mail card or an email. You could [...]

The Big Ask: 5 Tips on making a strong letter request to donors

By |2021-03-05T12:45:03-08:00March 5th, 2021|

1. Introduce Your Organization/ Project Give your funders a good understanding of your organization or project in a concise and simple manner. Avoid language that is busy, unclear and muddled with details. Put yourself in the position of the reviewer; donors receive countless requests for funding and reviewing these summaries can be tedious. Simplify your [...]

Creating an effective digital presence for non-profits and charitable organizations

By |2021-02-19T14:31:26-08:00February 19th, 2021|

Going digital, whether willingly or not, is the survival mode of the times. Over the last several years, a shift of digital transformation is sweeping the NPO sector by surprise. Many small- to medium-sized organizations are scrambling to revamp their online identity, especially as remote work and internet technologies become the new normal. CanadaHelps notes [...]

Anxiety in Grant Writing: Tactics to Overcome Performance Anxiety

By |2021-01-28T12:49:24-08:00January 28th, 2021|

Whether you’ve been grant writing for decades or are a first timer, the emotions that come with completing grant applications can be pretty tumultuous. Although experience is always a great teacher, many organizations do not have the resources to ‘test out’ or practice their grant writing skills. The reality is that a lot can hinge [...]

The Holiday Season is Upon Us

By |2020-12-22T08:54:09-08:00December 13th, 2020|

Lights… Cameras… Christmas! The holiday season is finally here (albeit, likely very different than past years’ celebrations). Ok, so this year is going to be different. We cannot help that. But it doesn’t have to be lacking in the holiday spirit we are used to. Things do look and feel different with Covid-19 dampening our [...]

Working from home during Covid-19

By |2020-12-02T22:12:36-08:00December 2nd, 2020|

We are working in times never known before in modern history. Even for those who are used to working remotely, Covid-19 has changed the way we think and go about our daily work routines. From makeshift home offices to virtual meetings interrupted by children and pets, to heightened anxieties from pandemic restrictions, working from home [...]

The Importance of the NPO Sector During Covid-19

By |2020-11-17T13:23:16-08:00November 17th, 2020|

Non-profit organizations across Canada have been some of the hardest hit by Covid-19; yet in these times of need, reliance on the NPO sector has never been so great. As Covid-19 has exposed many social and economic vulnerabilities across the nation and the widening divisions of need among differing social groups, there may be no better [...]

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