It’s that time of year again. A time for resolutions and a look back at the year that was. The world of grant-making is no exception. It’s important to look at the past year to see what new processes and tools developed, how these advances have been used, and how they will shape the future. GrantCraft, a project of the Foundation Center, recently released Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2014 by Lucy Bernholz. Bernholz has been working in, writing about, and consulting about the philanthropy world since 1990. This is the fifth annual industry forecast she has penned.
Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designations have access to funding from a wide array of private foundations. Did you know that in addition to funding, nonprofits are also offered discounted resources? One such opportunity is TechSoup.org, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that started in 1987.
Many foundations provide grants only to 501(c)(3) organizations. Therefore, obtaining 501(c)(3) status is often the first step inapplying for grant funds. Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding 501(c)(3) status and what it means for your organization. The Grant Helpers can assist you in applying for this status, and can walk you through other steps to make your organization more desirable to possible funders.