20+ Top Fundraising Consultants | Standout Firms for 2022

Explore our comprehensive list of top fundraising consultants.

How can your organization more quickly and confidently reach its fundraising goals? By enlisting an experienced fundraising consultant who can guide your team to pursue new approaches and winning fundraising strategies. What’s key is choosing a consultant who has a proven track record and specialized expertise to fill your organization’s most urgent gaps. We have…

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What’s a Donor-Advised Fund? Understanding the Essentials

Over the past decade, nonprofit fundraising has been rapidly transformed by new ways to give. In particular, donor-advised funds have soared as a popular way for generous donors to support nonprofits of all sizes, creating an opportunity for nonprofits to boost revenues. Conceived by community foundations decades ago, today donor-advised funds (DAFs) are one of…

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Nonprofit Grant Writing: How to Secure Grants for Your Cause

Explore these actionable nonprofit grant writing tips.

Grant writing is the process of applying for funding provided by a private, corporate, or government grantmaker.  Grant seeking is highly competitive. It’s especially difficult when requesting support for a new program or organization for the first time. Part of what makes grant writing so challenging is that typically every funder wants something different in…

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Dos and Don’ts to Hit the Grants Bullseye

Every grant application has an opportunity cost: the time and effort to pursue this grant could have been spent elsewhere. This makes it crucial to focus your available time and effort on the most promising grant possibilities for your organization. Follow our dos and don’ts to improve your aim at the grants bullseye: DO weigh…

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Breaking the news: Telling grant funders the executive director is leaving

We are in a season of change across the nonprofit landscape. Numerous reports and studies have predicted a sector-wide shift in leadership that is now actively unfolding. Nonprofit executives of the baby boomer generation are steadily retiring and a new pipeline of leaders is stepping up. Add to this context troubling indicators of nonprofit CEO…

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Expert Tips for Winning Your Next Federal Grant

Successfully competing for federal grants is about more than following the application instructions. The formal Request for Proposals (RFP) usually tells only part of the story. Savvy federal grant seekers know to seek out the broader context about a federal funding opportunity in order to assess their organization’s competitiveness and prepare the most complete and…

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Should Your Nonprofit Go for a Government Grant?

NEW: Guide to Emergency Federal Grants During Crisis The CARES Act passed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak has designated billions of dollars to federal agencies to be made quickly available in the form of competitive grants to organizations that span the nonprofit sector. This Guide to Federal Grants During Crisis includes detailed information…

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Open the Door to “Invitation Only” Grant Funders

Is the door closed to a proposal? Don’t be discouraged! Build a strategy to open the door.  When you throw a party, you don’t open it up to the public. Instead you invite those with whom you share a connection, a history, or a mutual interest. The people who lead a private or family foundation…

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How to Find Grant Opportunities Your Nonprofit Can Win

“There must be more grant funding out there for my organization!” It’s a frequent feeling among nonprofit leaders: the gnawing anxiety that they are missing out on grants. Fortunately, there’s a cure. Following is our prescription to ensure your grants program is on track and that you’re taking full advantage of grant opportunities for your…

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Top Reasons Grant Proposals are Rejected (and How to Improve Your Odds)

Grant seeking is highly competitive. Especially when approaching a foundation or seeking support for a new program for the first time, the chances of being declined are far better than the likelihood of being funded. Following are the chief reasons foundation funding requests are rejected, and approaches to beat the odds and hone your winning…

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