All Blog Posts Tagged 'cultivation' (6)

Need Unrestricted Funds? Try 4 Techniques to Get More Operating $$

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It’s a common refrain among nonprofit leaders. “Why do these funders have to tie our hands so much? If only we had more…


Added by Heather Stombaugh on February 20, 2014 at 10:49am — No Comments

Use Communication Trends to Win More Grants: New Data Says You Should Focus on 4 Tactics in 2013

Today I received a link to the 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report from Kivi Leroux at Nonprofit Marketing I look forward to reading this report every year because I know the treasures within will help nonprofit leaders I work with position their nonprofits against…


Added by Heather Stombaugh on January 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Finding the Needle: Grant Prospecting

To find funding for your programs or project, you must identify the foundations, corporations, and government institutions that are the “right fit” for your work. Grant prospecting is the act of using database tools, professional networks, and personal contacts to identify and cultivate the most appropriate potential funding partners--the "right fits" for your mission and programs.…


Added by Heather Stombaugh on February 17, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Art & Science of Competitive Grant Seeking

Some have asked, “Is the key to winning grants an art or a science?” I believe it is both. The “science” of grant seeking involves aligning your proposal to precisely conform to the grant maker’s guidelines. It also means adhering to the standard rules of writing (see Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, for example) and formatting your proposal document to make your case for support easy to follow for the reviewer. The “art” of grant seeking includes marketing your project (whether it is a…


Added by Heather Stombaugh on January 30, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Cultivating Family Foundations

Different types of grant makers require different cultivation and solicitation strategies. Soliciting family foundations, in particular, requires a thoughtful and well-planned cultivation effort to increase your chances for grant funding.


Family foundations are those whose funds were created by or derived from members of a single family (Council on Foundations, 2010). Today, of the more than 75,000 private foundations in the U.S., nearly half are family foundations . Family…


Added by Heather Stombaugh on January 30, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Writing Your Sustainability Plan

The Sustainability Plan is intended to assure your prospective funder that the program or solution to a community problem you propose will continue long after their grant funding ends. No one wants to provide funding to an organization which does not have a plan to continue the program without grant funding. An example sustainably plan (along with the question posed by the Health Resource Service Administration) that I recently wrote for a federal application follows:



Added by Beverly Santicola on January 30, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments


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EHR, Hackers, and Data Privacy in the Digital Age: Prepare Using Best Practices

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on August 27, 2014 at 4:27am 0 Comments

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By now, many of you have heard about the Chinese hackers who stole data from Community…


Telehealth a Smart Option for College Students

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on July 31, 2014 at 5:04pm 0 Comments

In my last article, I extolled the virtues of telehealth for building the next generation of nurses and the technology’s benefits for the health system writ large. Let’s turn that concept around: how does telehealth support a healthier college student body?


As colleges and universities throughout the nation struggle to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirements, about 19 million young adults lack basic healthcare coverage according to the…


For the Greater Good: Telenursing in America

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on July 28, 2014 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

It’s no secret there is a nursing shortage in America. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections 2012-2022 released in December 2013, Registered Nursing (RN) is among the top occupations in terms of job growth over the next decade. The RN workforce will grow from 2.71 million in 2012 to 3.24 million in 2022, an increase of 526,800 nurses or 19% of the nursing sector. However, a 19%…


Health Tech Isn’t Just for Hospitals: Telehealth in Community Settings

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on July 2, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Health Tech Isn’t Just for Hospitals: Telehealth in Community Settings


We’ve heard the alarming news about the nursing shortage, and we know many seniors and others with chronic healthcare challenges receive care in their homes. In the days of evidence-based practice, how do community health providers compare? And, perhaps more importantly, why should you care?


We read a recent article on how home healthcare providers are using video teleconferencing to…



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