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Grant Makers Hate These 4 Things

Grant Makers Hate These 4 Things

Janeal Ford, MPA, CFRE With a career spanning two decades, I have worked with hundreds of grant making donors and prepared thousands of successful grant proposals. From the local service club wanting a one-page letter to the city government asking for a hundred-page...
The Fundraising Secret No One Talks About

The Fundraising Secret No One Talks About

By Janeal Ford, MPA, CFRE  Ah, the allure and mystery of fundraising. It seems to be full of secrets and a topic that can evoke feelings ranging from disdain to bliss. After two decades of working in the field, my impression is most executive and board leaders are...
How to Set Realistic Fundraising Goals

How to Set Realistic Fundraising Goals

If you’re struggling to raise funds for your organization, you’re not alone. You started your nonprofit to help people, not to spend all your time soliciting and fretting about resources. But the truth is you can’t do this important work without...