Category Archives: Fundraising Strategies

New Indiana Report on Out-of-School Time

  The Indiana Afterschool Network (IAN) released a new report last week, “The Power of Afterschool in Indiana”, that includes data regarding out-of-school time (OST) programs in Indiana. The report includes information for a variety of stakeholders, including policymakers and legislators on the demand and impact of Indiana’s OST programs. IAN is a nonprofit organization…

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Free Fundraising App for Nonprofits

  Nonprofit organizations are always looking for alternate and new ways to fundraise for their cause. In today’s Information Age, technology provides an opportunity for nonprofits to diversify and expand their fundraising efforts. A new fundraising App, Givelify, might be a good solution for your nonprofit organization. Givelify has decided to offer this donation App…

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Client Spotlight: Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  This summer, Transform Consulting Group has had the opportunity to work with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in the development of their federal grant applications for the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation Validation (i3) program and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program to improve reading performance of K-3rd grade…

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Department of Education Issues 15 Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs

  The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has proposed 15 new and revised supplemental priorities and definitions for use in discretionary grant programs.  The priorities frame the competitive grants that are annually released.  Rather than utilize individual program priorities, DOE intends for the 15 priorities to be used across all discretionary grant programs, thereby aligning…

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Client Spotlight: Metropolitan School District of Washington Township

  Last month, Transform Consulting Group had the opportunity to work with the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township (MSDWT) in the development of their federal grant application for the School Climate Transformation Grant – Local Education Agency to improve school climate and behavioral outcomes for all students. In 2013, the President proposed a comprehensive plan, “Now is the Time,” to protect…

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3 Steps to Prepare for a Successful Federal Grant Season

  Spring tends to be a busy time to apply for federal grant opportunities. There are several reasons why this time of year is so busy, but the main reason is based around the start of the federal fiscal year. The majority of available and new competitive grants are from discretionary federal funds that are…

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Who is Responsible for Fundraising at Nonprofits?

  The answer is simple – everyone!  The Executive Director, the Board of Directors, the staff, and even the volunteers all play a critical role in generating revenue (aka, fundraising) for the nonprofit organization.  Often, the above stakeholders involved in nonprofits spend too much time pointing fingers at who else is responsible instead of getting…

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$10,000 Award for Summer Learning Programs

  The National Summer Learning Association, in partnership with the New York Life Foundation, is awarding a $10,000 prize to three high quality summer learning programs that are making a difference.  The New York Life Excellence in Summer Learning Award recognizes outstanding summer programs that demonstrate excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting healthy development for…

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AmazonSmile: You Shop, Amazon Gives

  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support charitable organizations at no extra cost. Shopping at smile.amazon.com is the exact same shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to an eligible charitable organization. There are nearly one million 501(c)(3) organizations to choose from and tens…

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Brackets for Good Fundraising Tournament

  Brackets For Good is an Indianapolis based charitable organization that has turned “March Madness” into a way to help local nonprofits.  Every March, Brackets for Good hosts a single-elimination, bracket-style fundraising tournament for local nonprofits.  Sixty-four nonprofits are competing for the Brackets for Good 2014 Crown.  New this year are Tournament Divisions, which group…

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