Ruth Peebles

Ruth Peebles, president of The INS Group, offers 25 years of experience in the nonprofit management. The INS Group is a national consulting firm that provides organizational development and capacity building services to nonprofits, government agencies, and faith-based institutions. Services include grant writing, grant research, strategic planning, strategic fund development planning, succession planning, executive coaching, and board training and board development.

Recent Posts

Capacity Building Grants for Nonprofits: Trend and Resources

Posted by Ruth Peebles on Sep 18, 2013 9:54:00 AM

I recently met with a local foundation currently redesigning their community programs to include capacity building grants (also known as organizational effectiveness grants) to enhance the overall effectiveness of area nonprofits. The funder’s goal is to invest in the mission of local nonprofits to help ensure successful delivery of services to local communities and long-term sustainability of organizations. Through capacity building grants, the foundation is leveraging the impact of their philanthropic resources.

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Topics: Foundations, Nonprofits, Infrastructure

Joint Grant Seeking: A Strategy for Securing Grants

Posted by Ruth Peebles on Jul 24, 2013 9:00:00 AM

Economic challenges and increased competition for dwindling resources is motivating many nonprofits and public agencies to take a closer look at collaboration as a means of ensuring sustainability. Organizations are increasingly leveraging resources by forming partnerships with other agencies. Funders welcome strong collaborative efforts that include joint grant seeking that will result in strengthening organizational effectiveness, expanding reach, and implementing best practices in a cost-effective manner.

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Topics: Grant Seeking, Nonprofits, Local Government, Partnerships