Sunday, October 17, 2010

Seeking Grant Money Today's Top 10 Posts On How Nonprofits Can Get Through This Tough Economy

Top 10 Posts On How Nonprofits Can Survive This Economy

10. What Does A Nonprofit Do That's Facing Being Taxed?
These are strange days, indeed, as John Lennon once sang.  American nonprofits, usually afforded the benefit of not having to collect or pay taxes on their charitable efforts in exchange for the good that they do in our communities, are in some U.S. cities and states facing having to collect and pay taxes on their charitable works, for the first time ever, because of this economy.  Our post, above, discusses some of those organizations' options.  For the background on and more information on this pending taxation, see Some U.S. States Considering Taxing Nonprofits to Make Up For Empty Coffers.

9. It's A Stressful Time of Year for Nonprofits, Especially Now, But Also A Time for A New Survivable View
By virtue of being a part of a community, nonprofits do have resources available to them to weather this economic downturn.

8. Tough Decision Made In the Best Interest of Beneficiaries May Be A Good Solution In This Economy
A survey of all operations options that exist to nonprofits to get through and deal with the economic slowdown.

7. We Nonprofits Must Rise to the Economic Occasion
Specific options for nonprofits to raise more, adjust spending, and even save more in this economy.

6. How To Raise Grant Money, Even in This Economy

5. How To Raise Money Better, In Your Region...Even In Tough Times

4. This Tough Economy Is Not Lost On Donors And A Real World Fundraising Boon In This Economy For Us All
An actual nonprofit's real experience conducting an annual special event fundraiser after the economic downturn, the differences in funds raised (or not), and their suggestions based on the lessons learned from the experience.

3. "Focus On The Economic Crisis" Web Page To Keep Us Nonprofits Up To Date
A good free resource provided by the excellent Foundation Center to keep nonprofit leaders and staff up to date on the latest trends, forecasts, opportunities, and resources during this tough economy.

2. Top Ten Tips to Raise Grants in a Down Economy

1. A Community's Confidence In A Nonprofit Is The Ultimate Key To An Organization's Future
It doesn't matter whether the economy is bad or not, whether a nonprofit is having a difficult time fundraising or not, whether it's a start up organization and brand new, or whether it is over one hundred years old; how a community perceives a given nonprofit (it's performance, mission success, efficiency, effectiveness, and how much it knows (or doesn't) about the organization) is what determines whether it succeeds at fundraising or not - most usually, in any economy.

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