Category Archives: Professional Development

Seven Qualities of Excellent Grant Proposals

There are literally dozens of books and articles (okay, perhaps hundreds) written about how to write excellent grant proposals.  They walk you through the technical components of the application: need statement, SMART goals and objectives, budget narratives, and the rest. They deal with the more precise aspects of the grant writing process. Understanding and mastering… Read More »

Raise Your Professional Profile With LinkedIn Groups

Some of the most popular posts on the #fundchat blog have to do with LinkedIn. The first is Beth Ann Locke’s article, “How to Build Relationships with Your Donors Using LinkedIn.” And the second most popular is “LinkedIn for Fundraisers: Your Donors Are Watching,” by Brock Warner. Nonprofit professionals certainly see LinkedIn as a powerful… Read More »