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Written on Mar 23, 2023

COVID changed grantmakers’ attitudes 
The confluence of society-altering circumstances during the past two years has shaken philanthropy and challenged grantmakers. With increased interest in supporting the capacity and infrastructure of nonprofits, now is a good time to review the basics of general operating grant proposals. Here are a few ideas. 

Nonprofit startups: Apply for 501(c)(3) status or secure fiscal sponsorship? 
Inspiration has struck and you have an amazing, world-changing idea for a public good group that you would like to make a reality. What do you do to get started? 

Why isn't it a good idea to let your donor cover the credit card fees? 
Asking donors to cover credit card fees dramatically reduces conversation rates, because it disrupts the flow of charitable thinking. 

Introducing a bill when the odds appear long 
In legislative advocacy, doing the same thing over and over isn’t the usual definition of insanity. Rather, it can be a strategy for building momentum that leads to ultimate passage of a law.