Find the Funding: Grant Management Best Practices

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. Grant management may seem intimidating and complicated—and it does require careful preparation and execution. Poor grant management is one of the fastest ways to damage a reputation with a funder and ensure you lose those necessary dollars....

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Find the Funding: Grant Writing Best Practices

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. Learning how to write a compelling grant proposal is the first step to gaining funding. A poor proposal can make a negative impression on funders and lower your chances of winning the funding. Generally, good grant writing...

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Find the Funding: Four Simple Rules for Donor Proposals

By Jay Wilson, APR, CPRC Fundraising is the lifeblood of any nonprofit, and a clean, well-written funding proposal serves as a critical first step. For many fundraising executives, writing a proposal for a prospective donor can be a difficult proposition, but used properly, a written proposal can facilitate the gift...

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Co-Creating Community Change

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. Established in 2015 under another name, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg (FHSP) is a relatively young organization serving Pinellas County, Fla. But its focus and mission—“to improve the health and well-being of our community through...

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How Nonprofits Can Help Address Health Inequities

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. Our family and friends, work and education, where we live, and our resources all play an important role in our wellbeing. In order to improve life expectancy across all social levels, it is critical to focus on...

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What Causes Health Inequities?

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. Ideally, every member of a community should have an opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential in their life and work: access to good jobs, quality schools, healthy foods, quality healthcare, safe neighborhoods and affordable housing....

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Inclusive Conversations

By Margarita Sarmiento Much is being said today about the need for workplace cultures that value inclusivity. Years ago, the conversation was about the business case for diversity, the need to embrace the changing diversity of our communities and recognize that a workplace that does not reflect the people they...

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Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Continuity of Operations Plan

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. Many nonprofit organizations were simply unprepared for the disruption of services caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. How well did your team adapt and overcome? If the last several weeks have shown us nothing else, they have...

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Is Your Nonprofit Disaster-ready?

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. Nonprofits are not immune to disruptions caused by fire, flood, storm, human action—or as many organizations have recently learned—global pandemic. Some or all of your staff could be required, now or in the future, to evacuate your...

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Defining Impact: When Your Life’s Work Can’t Be Expressed in Numbers

By Peter Gamache, Ph.D. & Jackie Sue Griffin, MBA, MS, Turnaround Life, Inc. The Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA) is a nonprofit in Hillsborough County, Fla., providing education, resources and support for adults, teens and children to prevent drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse. Youth Coordinator Denise Birungi Evans joined HCADA...

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