If you’ve written a grant in the last year, chances are at least one of these things has happened to you. Your proposal is carefully crafted and ready to be uploaded and submitted. You access your account in the funder’s online system and spend the next few hours troubleshooting lost passwords, surprise character limitations, new questions, and manual entry across individual boxes for single items of information.
In the digital age, grantmakers should be able to assess and help address the digital security threats faced by grantees and grant applicants. Yet, this is new terrain for most grantmakers and many face a myriad of challenges including not knowing where to start, the severity of potential threats, and how to address them.
GrantAdvisor.org completes the feedback loop between nonprofits and foundations — check out what your colleagues are saying, and write your own reviews today.Source: GrantAdvisor: Write Reviews, Transform Philanthropy
A new service where nonprofit professionals can review and rate their experience with funders, see other nonprofits’ experience with prospects, and read funders’ responses to their reviews. GrantAdvisor is newish and it’s still early days for building the database of funder reviews. Nonprofit peeps, get to writing!
- Formalize and structure the existing informal intelligence network of information-sharing between nonprofit professionals
- Anonymity allows for honest feedback without fear of retribution, while allowing funders to respond on the record
- Allow nonprofits to make better decisions about which funder prospects are a good fit and which are not worth the time, energy, or unintended consequences.
- Funder profiles are only available if there are minimum of five reviews, and only a small number of funders have reached that threshold.
Don’t just look for people decades ahead of you. Also look for people just a few steps ahead. Their memory of your circumstances is much fresher.
People tend to look for mentors who are too far afield. A mentor who’s 20 or 30 years on in their career. I think this is misguided. I think most are far better off seeking mentorship from so…Source: Finding a mentor – Signal v. Noise
They agreed to each build on their complementary capacities, meanwhile providing them to one another so they could grow to the scale a combined entity would need. Thus, the two organizations have developed purposefully over years in ways that would eventually fit nicely together as one.
Curated links to the best strategic management resources for nonprofit leaders.
Source: The Nonprofit Strategy Library
Social trends do not observe calendars, of course, but as NPQ looks back over some of the powerful trends rocking this country and its nonprofits and philanthropic sector this year, we see 7 trends that are actively continuing to develop These trends, therefore, can and should be seen as opportunities for breakthroughs and NPQ will be here right by your side while we seize the day.
Twitter Defector Earlier this week, Glenn Reynolds, known online as Instapundit, published an op-ed in USA Today about why he recently quit Twitter.
A good podcast episode about the Baltics. I loved my brief stop in Riga, Lativa and hope to return for a longer, deeper exploration of all three Baltic countries.