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A blog for those interested in what affects, motivates and drives the New York City Nonprofit Sector — written by CRE’s crackerjack consulting team. We hope you use this space to share your thoughts, ask questions and engage in conversations about our city, social justice and the nonprofit sector.

By Marla Cornelius, Senior Project Director, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services - As soon as we hit “send” we knew we were onto something.

CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund just launched a national survey exploring the role of development in nonprofits. The purpose of the research is to better understand the unique challenges of fundraisers and learn more about the issues that are contributing to high turnover in this critical leadership position. ..

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Seeking to Understand the Role of Fundraisers

CRE is celebrating an extraordinary 30 years of serving community based organizations across New York City!  Through our comprehensive consulting and management assistance services, over the past three decades CRE has helped New York City’s nonprofit organizations become stronger and more effective in fighting poverty and advancing social justice. ..

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Celebrating 30 With CRE

By Maria Mottola, Executive Director, New York Foundation - About 16 years ago I sat in the back of an auditorium listening to a panel of foundation executives give grantseekers advice about submitting proposals. They listed a litany of things that one should avoid. They seemed sincerely overwrought about binders and attachments and they especially dreaded single-spaced, 10 point sans sarif fonts. As a newly hired program officer, I promised myself I would never sound that cantankerous.  ..

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Deadline Day

These “do’s” and “don’ts” were developed for government grant proposals, but work well in most grant situations. ..

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Proposal Writing Tips for Government Grants – Part II

These "do’s" and "don’ts" were developed for government grant proposals, but work well in most grant situations. ..

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Proposal Writing Tips for Grants – Part I

 In a word, yes!  Agreeing on the best role for the Board of Directors to play in fundraising is the source of perennial tension in many nonprofit organizations.  Few people join Boards looking for opportunities to fundraise, but Board members should recognize that they have a special responsibility for the financial health and accountability of an organization.  As a body, your Board must ensure that your organization has a fundraising strategy that is in line with your group’s projected spending.  In addition, each Board member can and should be an advocate for your group within the greater community, and should make a financial contribution to the organization in an amount that’s significant to him or her. ..

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Should Boards Fundraise?

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