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Three Easy Ways to Identify New Funding Prospects

Grant research can be a daunting task. Because of this, many of us put it off as long as possible.  But with a few simple steps, grant research can produce amazing results pretty quickly. Let’s look at a bit of low-hanging fruit to get you started on your research journey today!

eBooks Now Available from Foundation Center

Foundation Center is excited to offer eBooks on nonprofit management, proposal writing, strategic planning, fundraising, and many other topics. The service is available 24/7 from the library’s digital collection on OverDrive.

Grantspace's Sandy Pon Recognized As a Mover & Shaker Librarian

We're always excited to see our staff recognized by outside organizations for the work they do at Foundation Center. Recently, the Library Journal included Sandy Pon, our Grantspace Specialist, on their list of Movers & Shakers - Digital Developers. Sandy's work with GrantSpace has helped build our online library of resources for nonprofits, including Knowledge Base Articlesblog posts, and multimedia presentations

How to Set Up an Email Welcome Series to Engage with New Online Supporters

An email welcome series is essential to making a good first impression with new subscribers on your email list. Your welcome series is a unique opportunity to engage someone with your organization's social mission and programs. Your welcome series should open the door wide and set the tone as your supporters learn about how they fit in with your mission.

Recap: A Day in the Life of a Major Gifts Officer

On March 20, Lisa Hoffman, social sector coach and consultant, led a conversation at Foundation Center West: A Day in the Life of a Major Gifts Officer. She spoke with two major gifts officers: Shernaz Polad Boga, director of donor engagement at the ACLU Foundation of Northern California; and Leigh Illion, director of leadership gifts at the San Francisco Marin Food Bank. Boga and Illion shared their experiences and best practices for succeeding in their current work cultivating and securing major gifts for their respective organizations. A recording of the event is available here.

Bitcoin for Good: Event Recap

On March 15, Paul Lamb, principal of Man on A Mission Consulting, gave a presentation at Foundation Center West on cryptocurrency and its benefits for the social sector. In his talk, Bitcoin for Good: Digital Currencies and Blockchain for Nonprofits, Lamb defined and identified cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He gave examples of how nonprofits and foundations are currently using these technologies, and he also provided ideas of how social sector organizations which are new to cryptocurrencies might start adopting them.

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