Development Leadership


For Grant Seeking Success, Get Good at Building Relationships

By Spark Point / September 18, 2023

As a development director, chances are high that you have a prospect research spreadsheet that’s beautifully color-coded, categorized, and diligently updated. You’ve put in the time to find foundations likely to support your mission, but despite the intense labor of love, you’re no closer to detangling the web of prospect research — or securing meaningful…

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Pinpoint Your Organization’s Place on the Appeal Spectrum

By Spark Point / September 7, 2023

A donor has a range of motivations for giving to a particular cause. If you can identify what type of donor aligns with your mission, you can make your fundraising strategy much more efficient because you know exactly who to target. Enter: The Appeal Spectrum, a concept from author Tom Ralser’s book, ROI for Nonprofits:…

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All Nonprofit Grants Are Awarded (And Other Myths About the Grant Writing Process)

By Spark Point / August 28, 2023

Are you falling for these common grant writing myths? Learn 3 myths to avoid, and how to approach grant writing to get the funding your nonprofit deserves.

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Thrive With Restricted Funding: How to Diversify Your Nonprofit’s Revenue

By Spark Point / August 18, 2023

Securing funding has never been more challenging. In the aftermath of the pandemic, donor funds have dwindled, expenses continue to rise, and demands on your organization are relentless. It’s more important than ever to diversify your funding streams and maximize your potential revenue sources.  The question is how? Rethink your restricted funding strategy. It’s more…

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Sustainably Secure Grants: A Nonprofit’s Guide for Harnessing Funding Support – eBook

By Spark Point / July 31, 2023

In your pursuit of change, you have a lot of to-dos. Among them may be to apply for a grant (or several). Maybe you’ve never done this before and don’t know where to start. Or you need a refresher and some new ideas to make an impact. No matter where you are in your grant-seeking…

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Want to Win at Grant Writing? Stick With Humans—Not ChatGPT

By Spark Point / July 24, 2023

AI tools like ChatGPT for grant writing may seem like a smart solution for your nonprofit, but human expertise still wins out. Learn the key reasons why.

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Raise More Money Sustainably: Align Your Fundraising Strategy to Your Nonprofit’s Mission

By Whitney Brimfield / June 14, 2023

For sustainable funding your fundraising strategy has to align with your nonprofit’s mission. Learn the signs of mission creep & how to find the right donors.

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Rev up Your Nonprofit’s Revenue With a Diversified Fundraising Strategy

By Whitney Brimfield / May 9, 2023

Strengthen your nonprofit fundraising strategy & the impact of your mission. Learn why diversified funding is key to increasing your organization’s revenue.

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