Topics: grant news
Here are a handful of grant solicitations that were recently released. For more information on how eCivis can help you with your grant research, check out our Grants Network videos page as well as our Grant Resource Library for articles.Read More
Capacity is everything. When it comes to applying for a grant, you need to ensure you have the proper organizational, human, and financial capacity to apply for and manage the award should you win funding. And sometimes it’s a lack of capacity, particularly a scarcity of human capital capacity, that prevents an organization from pursuing certain grant funding they could really use. Maybe you have a story that comes to mind about this topic.Read More
In the summer of 2014, almost everyone either participated in or knew someone who participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It was a win/win situation – The ALS Association gained exposure through various social media outlets, and experienced a near 1,000 percent increase in donations from the previous year at that time. However, people started to look a little deeper and wonder, Where is my money going? Is it really supporting research? They are shocked to discover that some of the donation funds actually go toward administrative costs and overhead. While those unfamiliar with a nonprofit budget might find this disenchanting, this is actually common and accepted practice, and must be understood in more detail to clarify some misconceptions.Read More
Research shows that three things make cities successful: talented people, economic opportunities, and engagement.
What’s your best idea to make cities more successful?Read More
"Doing more with less" might be a trite but true "new normal" for local governments, but a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) underscores the limits of this mantra. For fiscal years 2009-2013, the GAO conducted site visits and examined eight grant programs from four municipalities—Detroit and Flint, Michigan; Camden, New Jersey; and Stockton, California—and concluded that grants management duties such as oversight, reporting, and timely drawdown of funds were compromised because of a lack of capacity. Grants management suffered because of grantees' limited capacity—whether human capital, financial, or organizational—and decreased financial capacity reduced some municipalities' ability to obtain federal grants. Let's look at the details:Read More
As our online content library continues to expand, we are organizing our content even better to address your interests. Now, all eCivis videos—whether grant management tips from our thought leaders or overviews of our software solutions—can be found at https://www.ecivis.com/videos.html. Please click around and tell us what you think!
There's been a lot of discussion of rural issues in the news lately, from potential cuts to the farm bill and SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) to threats to rural early education opportunities. For this Grant News Grab Bag, these issues are brought to the fore.
Topics: rural issues
It's a question we often ask organizations and departments: When it comes to grants, what is your greatest challenge? We've designed a simple survey around this question and want to hear from you.Read More