Takeaways from the 2018 Giving USA Report

Nonprofits, and nonprofit consultants, have learned to value the annual release of the Giving USA Report. It has 470 pages of interesting facts and figures. And if you know what to do with them, and how to benchmark yourself against them (more on that later), they can be very useful tools. If you … [Read more...]

Improving the Odds of Foundation Funding

Development is actually my second career. My first 7+ years in the workforce were as a copywriter where I worked on national accounts like Pepsi and FedEx.  One of the more surprising elements of this move was the way in which my background helped prepare me for grant writing. Sure, in advertising I … [Read more...]