Time Flies When You’re a Winning Grantwriter

Congratulations to Lisa Cirincione on 20 Years with JVA By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action If you’ve spent much time on our website, you probably know that JVA has been around for over 30 years. But did you know that Senior Resource Development Associate Lisa Cirincione has been with JVA [...]

2021-01-05T17:08:40-07:00December 7th, 2020|2020, Blog|0 Comments

What’s in the Latest Round of Federal Stimulus Funding?

Photo by Jon Tyson, via Unsplash By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action On April 23, the House passed a $484 billion coronavirus aid package that is widely expected to be signed by the president (H.R. 266, The Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act). So, how can it [...]

2020-05-12T09:49:42-06:00April 24th, 2020|2020, Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments

CARES Act Loans, Credits and Other Support for Nonprofits

Photo by Markus Spiske via Unsplash By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action For an overview of additional CARES Act support by category (health care, education, youth, low-income individuals and families, etc.), please see my accompanying blog, What’s in This Massive $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Legislation? The CARES Act includes $377 [...]

2020-05-12T09:49:52-06:00March 31st, 2020|2020, Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments

What’s in This Massive $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Legislation?

Photo by Matthew Waring via Unsplash Find Support for Health Care Providers, Education, the Arts and More  By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law March 27, has many implications for Americans, nonprofits and small businesses.  It includes [...]

2020-05-12T09:49:48-06:00March 31st, 2020|2020, Blog, COVID-19|0 Comments

Where Have All the Individual Donors of Modest Means Gone?

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action If you’ve been reading my blogs, you know that I have been concerned about how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) would impact individuals’ giving to nonprofit organizations. Thanks to the vigilant work of Giving USA, we [...]

2019-10-28T10:09:51-06:00July 5th, 2019|2019, Blog, Fundraising|0 Comments

Will your Nonprofit Suffer Because of the Increased Standard Deduction?

By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action Conventional wisdom has always been that people don’t give to nonprofits for a tax benefit. But new data suggests it might be time to question that view. The 2018 federal tax reform nearly doubled the standard deduction for all filers, leading to some [...]

2019-03-25T09:26:20-06:00March 25th, 2019|2019, Blog|0 Comments

How your Nonprofit Can Negotiate an Indirect Cost Rate with a Federal Agency

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action If your nonprofit organization receives a lot of federal grants, you may want to negotiate an indirect cost rate agreement. Here is a brief summary of what you can expect from this process. Identify your cognizant agency The [...]

2019-03-25T09:30:27-06:00February 19th, 2019|2019, Blog, Grantwriting|0 Comments

Getting Your Ego Out of the Way

Photo by Gary Bendig on Unsplash By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action I’ve been a professional grantwriter for 15 years. Over those years, I’ve written proposals for nearly every type of human service program. The high that I feel after winning funding for a program I believe in wholeheartedly is one of [...]

2019-01-02T15:27:12-07:00December 11th, 2018|2018, Blog, Grantwriting|0 Comments

Work Relentlessly for Social Justice Now; Rest will Come

By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Grantwriter at Joining Vision and Action “How you do anything is how you do everything.” That is a lesson that I learned from my favorite yoga teacher, and the phrase comes to mind every time I am doing something that challenges me. It’s good motivation for me to keep working so [...]

2018-08-06T16:41:15-06:00August 6th, 2018|2018, Advocacy and Action, Blog, Community engagement|0 Comments

Self-care: One of the Best Tools in a Grantwriter’s Toolbox

By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action OMG, my grant is due in one week and it’s not where it needs to be. I’ve had this thought countless times. It’s a challenge that comes with this profession—whether it is striving to find that extra piece of data to make the [...]

2019-01-09T09:43:25-07:00June 20th, 2018|2018, Blog, Grantwriting, Tools for Changemakers|0 Comments
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