It happens more often lately. You get a knot in your stomach. Surprises at work. This time, it’s when you open your browser to unexpected news: the neighboring school district got awarded a six-figure grant from an out-of-state private foundation.
What is a foundation? The definition appears obvious at first. A foundation is a nonprofit entity that awards grants to organizations. Thinking about a foundation's objectives, however, makes the definition fuzzier. Some are
STAGE 1: Grant Prospecting Grant prospectors use several different styles and techniques to find appropriately aligned grantmakers (i.e., their giving history and priorities are a good fit or match for your school's
For most of our client schools, fundraising covers 20% of operating expenses. How? They've moved on from individual donations. They've stopped going for the low hanging fruit and are thinking big. They spend
Venture philanthropy. Angel philanthropy. Enterprise philanthropy. Impact philanthropy. Catalytic philanthropy. Strategic philanthropy. These are some of the names that are being used to describe the rise of a new kind of grant giving;