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Percentage of Income Spent on Mission - Part 2
In my last post, I questioned the validity of using ‘percent of income spent on mission’ as a valuable measurement of an organization’s effectiveness. This is an easily manipulated number. If the organization is based in dishonesty (we all know they exist), they’ll have no hesitation with shifting numbers around to come in at a threshold to avoid scrutiny. 
 


Is Percentage of Income Spent on Mission a Viable Measurement?

 

You may have read that Oregon passed a law in June (House Bill 2060) imposing restrictions on nonprofits spending less than 30% of their annual gross income on their charitable mission. This law would remove the tax exemption on disqualified donations and would eliminate any property tax exemptions the organization receives in Oregon, in addition to eliminating other subsidies. Doesn’t that sound great? Let’s punish those darn low percentage performers!

 


Not so fast…things are not always as they seem.

 



Seven Tips for Cleaning Up Your Grant Writing

I’ve always thought of writing like painting a picture, whether writing a fun creative story, an article for the local newspaper, or a grant application. These seven basic tips are core ideas that I’ve relied on for years, no matter what I’m working on. They help me start painting and cleaning up my written picture. Hopefully they’ll help you too!

 

 

 



What My Eight Year Old Reminded Me About Grant Writing

…or How We Went From Tears to a Completed Project in 30 Minutes

 

My eight year old son has reached the point in school where he’s expected to do some writing beyond simple question and answer sentences. Yesterday, he was supposed to write his own 4-8 line rhythmic and rhyming chant – think “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn around, Teddy Bear Teddy Bear touch the ground”. I checked in with him to make sure he understood rhythm and rhyme. He did, so I left him on his own to work on his project. He focuses too much on seeking my approval when I’m sitting next to him, so I have to go about my business and encourage him from afar.

 

 

What does this have to do with grant writing anyway? Keep reading!

 



Do Your Donors Have to Chase You Down?

I was talking with a retired friend the other day and he mentioned that he reached out to a local organization that he had donated to in the past. He hadn’t heard from them for a couple years, so he contacted them to see if they needed anything. They told him they would let him know and that was the end of the conversation.



  
Latest Environment, Nature and Ecology Grants
Below are just a few of the latest grant announcements. You can review more grants for nonprofits here.

New in the Good Works Toolbox Pro Today

Here is a brief highlight of just a few of the available grants added to the Good Works Toolbox Pro today!


Community Initiatives - CT, DE, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI
maximum grant not specified; 6/6/14 deadline

 


Arts Projects and Programs - Maryland

$70,000 maximum grant; 5/2/14 deadline



Iowa Grants for Nonprofit Organizations

Fulton Association for Community Enrichment (FACE) is accepting grant applications from local organizations. FACE accepts grant applications from nonprofit organizations, charitable projects, and programs impacting a wide range of needs in the community -- arts and culture, health, human services, community betterment, historic preservation, etc.



Grants for Nonprofits in New Jersey

Impact 100 Garden State is accepting grant applications from qualified nonprofit organizations in New Jersey. The organizations must operate in Morris, Passaic, Somerset, or Sussex counties.



Grants for Wyoming Nonprofit Organizations

The Lander Community Foundation accepts grant applications annually. Charitable organizations, including public nonprofits, service clubs, public school programs, faith-based organizations, and government entities-that provide programs and services to Lander-area residents are eligible.



Trail and Recreation Project Grants in Arizona

The Eastern Arizona Counties Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is accepting grant applications from federal agencies, state and local governments, and private and nonprofit entities for projects that improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure such as roads, trails, recreation facilities or projects that improve forest health and restore and improve land health and water quality.



Deer Habitat Improvement Grants in Michigan

The Department of Natural Resources is taking grant applications for Deer Private Land Assistance Network grants.



Wildlife Grants in Pennsylvania

The Fish and Boat Commission is accepting applications for State Wildlife Grants. Projects funded with these grants will help address conservation needs for a high-priority conservation project for the timber rattlesnake, a species in the State Wildlife Action Plan.



Grants for Nonprofits in Indiana

Unity Foundation of La Porte County is accepting applications for Community Fund Grants.



Community Improvement Grants in New York

The Long Island Community Foundation is accepting applications to the All For the East End (AFTEE) Fund. Projects funded by this program should be inspiring, actionable, and relevant to the local community.



Environmental Preservation and Restoration Grants in Wisconsin

The Sheboygan County Planning and Conservation Department is accepting applications for its 2014 Stewardship Fund Grant program.



  


 

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