Monitoring grant submission success rates is a key part of evaluating the financial health of a research organization. It identifies training opportunities and areas of focus for future proposal submissions, as well as aiding planning for growth. Here's how to do it right.
Case studies help establish your brand as a topical authority, demonstrate how you solve a real challenges for a customer, and help leads see how they could experience similar success with your services. Case studies are the perfect way to demonstrate your expertise, process and provide proof of results. This article guides you step by step through the process of creating a case study for your organisation.
Do you want to get started with Facebook advertising but don’t know where to begin? In this guide, you’ll learn Facebook advertising start to finish. We’ll start with why you should use the Facebook advertising platform and even walk you through how to make a Facebook ad. By the end of this guide, you’ll be a master at Facebook advertising. But, even if you aren’t, you’ll have everything you need to run a killer Facebook ads campaign right at your fingertips.
Before you can communicate what you need from a donor, you have to be clear about what you are doing and what you need to move forward. Once you know what you plan to do, what you need to do it and what it will cost, it is time to write your “case for support”. A case for support is a set of carefully prepared reasons of why your organisation deserves financial support. Its purpose is to captivate the audience and keep people interested. It is meant to demonstrate and inspire confidence and inspire conviction. If it does capture the essence of your work, it will attract support and call your audience to action.
Grant tracking template from Trello. Keep your grant opportunities organised with different lists and tags.
So much has been written about nonprofit outcomes, especially when utilising them to help donors and funders find other criteria than overhead percentages to judge by when supporting charities. Yes, outcomes should be mission-related, but in order for any charity to sustain itself over the long run, key metrics must also be tracked in some manner as they apply to fundraising. Many of the most forward-thinking and successful professional fundraising organisations utilise a scorecard format when tracking those metrics. Such a scorecard can include a multitude of metrics. However, many common criteria should emerge. Here are the ones I have seen most often over the decades of providing database technology to fundraising based charities.
Indepth training workbook with the following goals: 1. Gain analytical tools to assist in understanding an organization’s current financial position and current business model 2. Learn different techniques and approaches to having practical conversations critical to organizational decision-making 3. Explore factors to consider when scenario planning and multi-year budgeting through case examples
More and more, brands and businesses are turning to social ads and custom audiences. You can do a lot of awesome, targeted messaging by focusing on the right audiences with your ads — whether you’re talking to a group of customers, a bunch of website visitors, or a list of subscribers In this post, we’ll talk you through ways to build custom audiences and lookalike audiences on all the major social media platforms, plus share a couple ideas of how you can put these audiences to the best use.
This guide explains how accelerator programmes work and supports you to think practically about setting up your own programme.
This is a short course introducing unconscious bias, how it affects our work and decision making. This is not gender specific but instead gives a broad overview of different biases. To access the training you need to set up a free account.
A breakdown of what to include in your organisations brand style guide.
33 free *excellent* Decision Sheets to help you make the right decisions for your entrepreneurship center program. Including: Mapping your network, how to select the best mentor, which collaborative projects to work on, how to measure your clients success, and more.
This concise and easy to follow way article will take you through the process of creating your communications plan.
This one page worksheet will help you to form your mission and vision statement.
This document covers programme logistics, exploring women's needs as they relate to their attendance and participation in programming. It presents guiding questions, tips and approaches we should consider when designing gender inclusive programming. Page 18
This Digital Tool Box for social enterprise comprises a list of the best FREE (or affordable) platforms which have been created with one goal in mind: optimising business processes. Covers the best tools for marketing, sales, operations and project management.
How do you know if your communication efforts are reaching your target audience and having an impact? An evaluation plan can help you determine whether your communication efforts were a success—and help you improve future communication efforts. Use this handout to walk through some guiding questions that will help you develop an evaluation plan.
A manual for those planning or operating a shared space. It reveals the accumulated knowledge of six years of experience and offers a ton of tips, lessons and tools for developing a strong organisation and vibrant community.
This document provides 5 action points to improve gender inclusion on boards
In this 55-page guidebook, you will learn about the common approaches and procedures used in nonprofit organizations to measure programmatic outcomes and impact. Outcome measurement has become one of the most important activities that social service nonprofit organizations undertake in order to receive funding and support from government and private funders. This guide provides instruction on how and when to use about the various types of outcome measurements such as performance measurements, compliance monitoring, and evaluation.
Suggestions for how we can affect positive change in the ecosystem at large, at the levels of; policy, markets and culture. Page 70
Includes activity on getting started with building a fundraising team as well as an activity to help your fundraising team overcome the fear of talking about and asking for money.
Donors want to be sure that the money they give is used honestly and effectively to carry out the organisation’s aims. They see a strong governing board as a safety net to protect the survival of your NPO. Here’s a list of some practical examples on how your board can fulfil its key roles and responsibilities to govern
Launching an angel investor network may be a more feasible first step for accelerators to leverage their network to increase investments (financial, network and knowledge) into start-ups and learn from HNWIs about investing. This is a detailed guide on angel investment networks.
Your fundraising plan matters for your non-profit. The most successful non-profit development programs – the ones that exceed their fundraising goals year after year – have written fundraising plans in place to guide their efforts. In this article, I’m going to walk you through the elements of a strong plan, then give you a sample fundraising plan you can use as a template for your non-profit.
olunteers are essential for nonprofits. In a sector where we usually have more work to do than we have staff to do it, volunteers boost our power, lighten the load, and exponentially increase our impact. Best of all, they do it because they believe in the cause and want to help. But how do we find these superstars who freely give their time, energy, and expertise? Where are they all hiding?