Grantseeker Monthly Blog
The Grant Connect team at Imagine Canada loves to talk fundraising!
That's why we are regular contributors to Blog @ Imagine Canada. Our fundraising themed articles are featured both below and in our e-newsletter Grantseeker Monthly.

How much should I ask for in a grant application?

Posted May 29, 2014

Deciding how much to ask for in a grant application can be a perilous job. Do you swing for the fences and ask for $100,000 at the risk of making your nonprofit seem unreasonable to the application reviewer? Or do you simply try to get on base and ask for $5,000? Like so much in fundraising, the right answer does depend on the context.  That being said, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.
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In Conversation with Marcel Lauzière: Canadian Philanthropy and the Future of Grantmaking

Posted April 25, 2014

As you likely heard, Marcel Lauzière recently stepped down as the President and CEO of Imagine Canada. Shortly before saying goodbye, I had the opportunity to sit down with Marcel for a wide ranging interview, which focused on how philanthropy has changed in the past five years and the challenges facing grantmaking foundations.
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Demonstrating Transparency and Impact to Funders

Posted March 27, 2014

According to the most recent Talking About Charities Survey, 95% of Canadians feel that it is important for charities to provide information about their impact, but only 36% believe that charities are doing so successfully! But where should you start?
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Donor Advised Funds: What Fundraisers Should Know

Posted March 6, 2014

Donor advised funds. As a grantseeker, you have likely seen them referred to on the websites of foundations like the Winnipeg Community Foundation or Tides Canada. But do you know how they work and where they fit into your fundraising plan?
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Communicating Impact to Grantmakers: 3 Ideas from the Media Savvy

Posted January 23, 2014

The next grant proposal you submit may be one of hundreds, if not thousands, that a funder receives. After sweating over every sentence, it will become a needle in a haystack. So how do you ensure it sticks out?
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Past Blogs by Topic

Corporate Support Beyond the Cheque
Working with Fundraising Consultants
6 Tips for Successful Stewardship
Your Fundraising Pipeline
Fundraising Staff Turnover
Tips for a solid grant budget
6 Reasons to Love Grant Connect
Mission Drift
Common Grantwriting Mistakes
Sponsorships and Donations
Writing an Effective Statement of Need
Successful Collaboration
Debunking Foundation Myths
Corporate Community Investment
What Makes a "Good" Funder?
Expectations of Corporate Funders
Insights on Grantseeking: Part Two
Insights on Grantseeking Part One