The 1-2-3 of Annual Reports

If you’re the director of a nonprofit (especially an emerging one!), creating an annual report can seem like one more thing on your never-ending to-do list. However, it’s an important document that illustrates your organization’s mission and impact and demonstrates your fiscal responsibility—key elements in making a strong case for continued financial support. Foundations oftenContinue reading “The 1-2-3 of Annual Reports”

I Am a Hunter for Words (a Roxanne Metaphor for Grant Writing)

There is a common metaphor that fundraising is like dating. The first step is identifying someone compatible. Courtship is key, and it’s important to know your worth. A healthy, long-term relationship will build over time, with work. To poke some fun and elaborate on the metaphor, as a grant writing consultant I sometimes feel likeContinue reading “I Am a Hunter for Words (a Roxanne Metaphor for Grant Writing)”