A Phone Call is Worth a Thousand Hours of Research

By Katalin Wishart, Senior Grantwriting Associate at Joining Vision and Action Fundraising is all about communication and relationships. As a grantwriting consultant, I sometimes think grantwriters see their job as different from [...]

Two Donation Sources You Might Be Missing

By Nora Welch, Senior Leadership Development Associate, Joining Vision and Action “We’ve got all the money we need,” said no nonprofit ever. While funding can come from traditional sources like grants or [...]

Deadline Overload: Survival Tips From the Trenches

By Erin Shaver, Senior Grantwriter at Joining Vision and Action Sometimes deadlines fit nicely into your life—spaced out neatly, one being met as the next one appears on the horizon. Or, if [...]

Federal Spending Uncertainty—Continuing Resolutions are Paralyzing National Progress

Lisa Cirincione, Senior Resource Development Associate at Joining Vision and Action Congress has developed a habit of using continuing resolutions (CRs) as a stop-gap funding measure to keep the government open. While [...]

How to have “the talk” with your board members—yes, about fundraising!

By Janine Vanderburg, Joining Vision and Action “How do I talk with our board members about fundraising?” In my over three decades of working for community and social change, one of the [...]

What We Learned from the Skinny Budget

By Lisa Cirincione, Joining Vision and Action President Donald Trump has released his skinny budget, “America First,” which gives us some broad stroke glimpses of where he would like Congress to approve [...]

The Latest Glimpse into the Federal Budget

By Lisa Cirincione, Joining Vision and Action More glimpses, but nothing concrete. Despite hopes that President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress on February 28, 2017, would illuminate what to expect from the [...]

What about the federal budget?

Lisa Cirincione, Joining Vision and Action Will the federal grant programs that support our organization’s critical safety net projects be included in President Donald Trump’s budget? That’s the multi-trillion dollar question that [...]