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The Ten Things You’ve Gotta do to Get and Keep Rockstar Volunteers

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Key aspects of writing a kickass 'Grant Proposal' for your project

Grant proposals play a key role in the process of fundraising. The corporate or organization you are sending it to pay keen attention to every detail and scrutinize it thoroughly before they agree to offer you the grant. What should the grant proposal contain? How should one make it easily understandable at the same time develop an emotional connection with the person reading it? We’ve come up with the following key facets addressing these important questions.

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The art of attracting corporate sponsorship for nonprofits

"This is so hot that it's scorching. People want to purchase from companies that give back to the community. If you change lives in a positive way, that's cause-related marketing." -Hollander (The Wealthy Bag Lady) on cause related marketing.Hunting for corporate sponsorship can be a tedious task. Yes, there are companies out there with big purses, but they typically have a long list of strings attached with them. Looking for the right corporate partner for your project to bring a synergy to both sides and finally, closing the sponsorship deal, can be a herculean task.

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7 creative ways to say 'Thank You' to your volunteers!

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." -- William Arthur Ward Volunteers are the heart of a nonprofit organization. Despite their busy schedules and a hundred other engagements, they have committed to take time out to make this world a better place, and to bring a smile to someone’s face. Though they ‘volunteer’ as a selfless activity, one should not forget to appreciate and be grateful for their time and efforts.

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5 Women Change Agents Who Have Taken the Nonprofit Route

‘A women is a full circle. With her is the ability to create, nurture, and transform’- Diane Mariechild With the zeal to not just ideate new solutions but implement those with persistent efforts and hard work, these women leaders have been game changers, making commendable impact through their respective causes. It’s time we celebrate such women leaders, learn from them, and become change agents in our own communities.

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9 Actionable Tips for Writing Kick-Ass Emails to Nurture Donor Relationships

Donors’ are an integral part of the nonprofit ecosystem. Maintaining and nourishing donor relationships is extremely vital. And while events and conferences go a long way, the most effective and cost-effective method is to write an email that appreciates them, encourages them, and makes them grateful they decided to donate to your cause.

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