Free Nonprofit Ads from Google Grants

  Advertising is a great way to draw people to your organization, but it’s expensive. Effective advertising can be used to attract potential donors, promote your services and expand partnerships.  Google Grants in an in-kind online advertising account for nonprofit organizations. Through the Google Grants program, nonprofits can advertise using Google’s AdWords for free to…

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4 Ways to Use Your Data

  Complete and accurate data collection is the backbone of all organizations. Everyone needs reliable data to make effective decisions that will improve access to programs, enhance their quality and increase participation in them. However, data is only effective if it is being utilized. Once you have systems in place to collect your data, how…

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$25 Nonprofit Donation from Energizing Indiana

  If your electric provider is Duke Energy, schedule a free home energy assessment and a local nonprofit will receive a $25 donation from Energizing Indiana! Duke Energy is a proud partner in Energizing Indiana, a statewide initiative that promotes energy efficiency. Visit www.energizingindiana.com/duke to choose from over 400 nonprofit organizations that have partnered with…

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New Toyota Family Learning Grants

  The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) is accepting grant applications for its new nationwide initiative: Toyota Family Learning. NCFL will award five (5) organizations in different cities a three-year, $175,000 grant, as well as a wide range of NCFL training and communications support, to implement services that engage families in learning together, mentoring…

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New Google Philanthropy App

  One Today is a new mobile Android application being tested by Google, which “brings together people and nonprofits through the simple act of giving $1.” The app highlights a new nonprofit every day and allows people to contribute $1 to any group that captures their interest. They can also share projects with their friends…

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Street Outreach Program Grants Available

The Family and Youth Services Bureau is now accepting applications for the Street Outreach Program. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funds organizations that provide street-based services to runaway, homeless and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution or sexual exploitation. These…

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Evaluation of Nonprofits in the Era of Accountability

In this new era of accountability, nonprofits and other charitable-based organizations are being evaluated with new scrutiny. Funders want to know how their money is being used and whether they are getting the most “bang for the buck”. These three websites are taking innovative approaches to nonprofit evaluation and rating: 1) Charity Navigator, an independent…

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Grant Seeking

Alan Silver’s book, How to Win Grants: 101 Winning Strategies, lists seven deadly sins of grant seeking. Has your organization committed any of these sins? 1. Don’t ask for money from people who will never give it to you;  Do ask potential investors who believe in your mission and are passionate about your cause.  2. …

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