Category Archives: Fundraising Strategies

Grants 101 – Types of Grants

We love seeing our partners accelerate their impact and serve their communities in a variety of ways. However, we understand the challenges you face and know that to do good work, you need money. Grant writing is one strategy for raising funds to accelerate your organization’s impact. There are two types of grants: Foundations and…

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Why More Funders Should Collaborate

“Partner” and “collaborate” are the buzzwords in the non-profit sector.  The idea of partnership is not limited to the individual organizations administering programming and services, but also applies to the funders awarding grants and funding. After years of funders encouraging grantees to partner, they are taking their own advice and working collaboratively. Funding in the…

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Grant Opportunity: American Honda Foundation

The American Honda Foundation was established in 1984 by the American Honda Motor Company to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary of operation. Since it’s inception, the American Honda Foundation has given over $32 million to organizations across the United States. Eligible organizations must help to meet the needs of Americans in the areas of scientific and youth…

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Federal Program Spotlight: AmeriCorps

This post is part of Transform Consulting Group’s blog series highlighting federal programs that provide education opportunities and/or youth development services in communities. AmeriCorps is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) that leverages community service to tackle critical community issues such as poverty, education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps programs are…

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Transformational Organization Spotlight: Wabash County Promise

The Wabash County YMCA is “planting seeds of hope,” in its youth through a new initiative: Wabash County Promise. Wabash County Promise is a community-wide initiative to promote college and career readiness in students in grades K-12. The initiative includes four key college and career ready components: Educational Savings: At school registration, families enroll in…

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Inaugural Red Nose Day USA

  Red Nose Day is a day of fundraising to help young people living tough lives around the world. On May 21, 2015, NBC is teaming up with Comic Relief to raise money during a three-hour entertainment special featuring superstar actors, comedians, musicians, and original sketch comedy. Since 2009, Comic Relief has made grants totalling more than $300 million to…

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Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps Funding Available

  The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) have partnered to create the Youth Opportunity AmeriCorps funding opportunity. AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations to recruit, train, and manage AmeriCorps members during a defined term of service. This AmeriCorps funding opportunity provides grants…

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Investing in Innovation Fund

  The U.S. Department of Education has released the latest information regarding the 2015 Innovative Fund (i3) Development Grants. The Investing in Innovation Fund was established in 2009 with the goal of supporting local educational agencies and nonprofit organizations in partnership with educational agencies. All programs applying for the grants must have the goal of improving…

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NAEYC’s New Strategic Direction

  Every year, businesses make the dash to evaluate their strategic plans and refine goals. Nonprofits are no exception. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is leading the charge in creating a completely new and innovative Strategic Direction. These new changes were formed through utilizing the opinions of NAEYC members, leaders,…

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Office of Innovation and Improvement 2015 Grant Competitions

The Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) has major plans for grant competitions during the remainder of the current fiscal year ending on September 30, 2015. Headquartered within the Department of Education, OII will conduct 11 grant competitions in six program areas, including: Arts in Education, Charter Schools, Investing in Innovation, Opportunity Scholarship, Ready to Learn…

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