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Nonprofit Canvas

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In Creating a Vision for Your Nonprofit, we talked to you about creating a vision for your nonprofit that draws people into what product or service your nonprofit organization provides.  We used the example of a fictitious nonprofit by the name of STEM Zone.   In this post, we will work through the creation of a canvas that guides the development of a product or…

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Using the Scrum Framework to Assist In Your Prioritization of Grant Projects

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Check out the original blog posted by GPA April 15 at https://www.grantprofessionals.org/blog_home.asp?Display=265   How can post-it notes, sharpie markers, and a whiteboard help transform the prioritization process for your grant applications as an organization?   It sounds like a bad joke leftover from April Fool’s Day, and the simple answer is that of course, the tools can’t transform your process.   However, using those simple…

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Creating a Vision for your Nonprofit

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A vision statement paints a picture that draws people in.  So how do I create a vision statement for my nonprofit?  Get your key leaders or stakeholder together and answer some questions…   There are only 4 questions you need to answer: Who will benefit from and use what you create? What customer needs will this address? What attributes are critical to satisfy these needs…

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Using an Agile Framework to Win More Grants

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Do you want to write twice as many grants in half the time?   It sounds like a gimmick, I agree.   Yet, there is real truth in the title of the book, “Scrum: Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.”   As an Agile framework, Scrum is a wonderful approach for grant writing teams to utilize as a means to increase the efficiency…

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