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Office of Management Budget (OMB) has issued final guidance on federal grant reform

This change will have important implications for all nonprofit recipients of, and applicants for, Federal grants and ...

This change will have important implications for all nonprofit recipients of, and applicants for, Federal grants and cooperative agreements.  In a statement, the National Council of Nonprofits summarized the significance of the new OMB guidance this way:

"The new guidance means that nonprofits should be able to focus more on their missions... charities with no government contracts or grants could see less competition for scarce philanthropic dollars. This is a major win for the entire charitable nonprofit community."

Read the Special Notice from the National Council of Nonprofits highlighting the main points of this federal guidance.

 

What Nonprofits Should Start Doing in 2014: Advice From the Experts

Keep an eye on the numbers! To improve performance, nonprofits should pick out key pieces of data from each of their ...

Keep an eye on the numbers! To improve performance, nonprofits should pick out key pieces of data from each of their departments and review them regularly at staff meetings.  Looking at important data regularly helps organizations stop making decisions based on hunches and identify potential problems early such as no one has registered for an event or look at how low those numbers are. Continue reading here.

What Nonprofits Should Start Doing in 2014: Advice From the Experts, December 31, 2013, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, by Nicole Wallace

Five Ways to Cultivate Your Donors-Personally

You must have two personal contacts per year with each of your major donors. By continuing to tend and nurture each d...

You must have two personal contacts per year with each of your major donors. By continuing to tend and nurture each donor relationship, these same major donors will keep giving to your organization, often in substantially increasing amounts. Click here for the five suggestions for the most personal and effective ways to keep in touch and develop a relationship with each donor.

Five Ways to Cultivate Your Donors-Personally, January 3, 2014, Network for Good, by Terry Alexrod