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The Importance of Being a 501(c)(3) Organization

Thu, Sep 26, 2013 @ 15:09 PM / by Michelle Hansen posted in how to get noticed, 501(c)(3), foundations, starting a organization, grant tips, grant seeking, IRS, organization development

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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.

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Moving Upstream for Better Chances of Grant Success

Fri, Aug 23, 2013 @ 11:08 AM / by Alisyn Franzen posted in finding grants, application tips, funding sources, funding needs, grant research tips, grant strategy, grant tips, Grant Writing Tips, grant hints, grant application tips, grant seeking, finding funding


Written by Roland Garton 

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Finding Grants that Match Your Needs: Different Funding Sources

Thu, Jun 13, 2013 @ 08:06 AM / by Alisyn Franzen posted in finding grants, grant sources, funding sources, funding needs, federal grant, state grant, foundations, foundation grant, grant seeking, finding funding, looking for grants, private grant


Not long ago, we did a series on government funding and how the new fiscal habits have changed the face of grant funding. Now more than ever, many organizations are being forced to rely on non-government funds as a source of funding. In this blog, part one of a two-part series, we discuss some of the differences in funding sources (information from the United States Department of Agriculture’s “A Guide to Funding Resources” as well as some of the questions to consider when beginning your funding search. In part two of this series, we will go into more depth regarding those same questions and provide some examples of finding good matches.

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