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“Access Philanthropy provided our development staff with a customized workshop to familiarize us with a variety of national foundations. It was extremely useful in helping us think strategically as we expand our grantseeking efforts to include more regional and national funders.”

—Jill Schoer, VP of Development, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

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Grant Opportunities – July 2014 Deadlines

May 29th, 2014

Here’s a great list of grant opportunities with upcoming July deadlines. Take a look and see if any should be […]

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Crowdfunding: The New, Old Way to Raise Money

April 24th, 2014

Social media and the Internet have changed the way many organizations raise money. Sure, the tried and true fundraising methods […]

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74% of Charities Not Making The Grade

April 15th, 2013

In a recent article by ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” (“Athlete charities often lack standards”), the charities of high-profile, celebrity athletes […]

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What Are You Doing For Others? A Call to Service for Businesses

January 20th, 2013

In recognition of the annual national day of service it seems like a good opportunity to talk about volunteering. Every […]

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A Resolution for Non-Profits in 2013

December 27th, 2012

Here’s a resolution all non-profit organizations can and should make for the New Year: In 2013, resolve to update and […]

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Guide to Holiday Giving

December 17th, 2012

Every day closer to the end of December brings another year-end appeal letter to mailboxes everywhere. Year-end appeals are exactly […]

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Learning From Rejection

November 9th, 2012

Let’s face it, rejection hurts. It doesn’t matter if you’re licking your wounds after a hard fought political race, were […]

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Politics, Philanthropy, & Big Bird

October 6th, 2012

Do you remember last fall? The Occupy Movement was born and spread across the United States, the world was still […]

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National Foundations Workshop

September 23rd, 2012

How has the national funding landscape changed since the recession? Which national foundations and corporations are once again funding in […]

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The 80/20 Rule

July 4th, 2012

The 80/20 rule, or the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rule states that insurance companies can spend no less that 80% […]

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