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    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Programs At A Glance

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Programs At A Glance
    CFDA currently tracks over $10 million federal dollars obligated to domestic assistance programs. The following chart displays projected and actual Recovery and non-Recovery federal dollars obligated. About CFDA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of ...
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    How to Write a Grant Proposal, Part One: Developing a Grant Proposal

    How to Write a Grant Proposal, Part One: Developing a Grant Proposal
    PART ONE: DEVELOPING A GRANT PROPOSAL Preparation A successful grant proposal is one that is well-prepared, thoughtfully planned, and concisely packaged. The potential applicant should become familiar with all of the pertinent program criteria related to the Catalog program from which assistance is sought. Refer to the information contact person listed in the Catalog program description before developing a proposal to ...
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    How to Write a Grant Proposal, PART TWO: WRITING THE GRANT PROPOSAL

    How to Write a Grant Proposal, PART TWO: WRITING THE GRANT PROPOSAL
    PART TWO: WRITING THE GRANT PROPOSAL The Basic Components of a Proposal There are eight basic components to creating a solid proposal package: (1) the proposal summary; (2) introduction of organization; (3) the problem statement (or needs assessment); (4) project objectives; (5) project methods or design; (6) project evaluation; (7) future funding; and (8) the project budget. The following will provide ...
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    Types of Government Assistance for Nonprofits

    Types of Government Assistance for Nonprofits
    Types of Assistance Currently, programs in the Catalog are being classified by GSA into 15 types of assistance. (Cooperative Agreements as a type of assistance is used for programs administered under that mechanism. However, the definition does not appear in this section.) Benefits and services of the programs are provided through seven financial types of assistance and eight nonfinancial types of ...
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    Marketers: 5 Secrets to Getting Your Emails Read!

    Marketers: 5 Secrets to Getting Your Emails Read!
    Years ago voicemail was all the rage. There was no e-mail, so people tended to honor and even return their voicemail messages. It was a good time... But that's history now. Email has changed everything, and people now hit the delete button on their voicemail messages the instant they hear something they don't like - which is usually when it's a ...
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    How To: Effective Market Research

    How To: Effective Market Research
    Every small business owner-manager must ask the following questions to devise effective marketing strategies: Who are my customers and potential customers? What kind of people are they? Where do they live? Can and will they buy? Am I offering the kinds of goods or services they want at the best place, at the best time, and in the right amounts? Are ...
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    7 Marketing Techniques to Attract Clients

    7 Marketing Techniques to Attract Clients
    With the global credit crunch biting hard, companies often feel pressured to spend more money on their marketing in the hope that they will get noticed in a crowded market space. There is another way! 1. Know Who You Are Trying to Attract It sounds simple but who precisely do you want as your clients? What are their characteristics? Break the ...
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    5 Deadly Marketing Mistakes

    5 Deadly Marketing Mistakes
    In my book, Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps, I teach small and mid-size business owners who can't afford to hire professional copywriters how to write effective copy that will bring the results from their marketing efforts that they want and need. However, just as there are steps you must take to write great copy, there are also mistakes you can ...
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    How Facebook Can Drive Sales and Donations

    How Facebook Can Drive Sales and Donations
    Listening to your customers on social sites isn't just a trend; it's crucial to establishing your brand as connected, helpful and hip. But with accounts on multiple social sites connecting you to disparate groups of friends, colleagues and contacts, keeping an eye on their updates and managing your own can become an unwieldy and time-consuming process. Thankfully for the time-strapped entrepreneur, ...
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    9 Steps to a Successful Nonprofit Video

    In the age of YouTube, everyone knows there’s nothing like great video to grab someone’s attention. In the past two years, we’ve seen more and more for-profit and nonprofit organizations putting online video to work to reach out and engage their networks to build loyalty and motivate action. So I thought I should put together a list of key things ...
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    Form 990 Tips and FAQs - Public Support and Public Charity Classification

    Form 990 Tips and FAQs - Public Support and Public Charity Classification
    1. Who must file Schedule A? An organization that files Form 990 or Form 990-EZ must file Schedule A if it is described in section 501(c)(3) (including organizations described in sections 501(e), (f), (k), or (n) that are treated as described in section 501(c)(3)) or section 4947(a)(1)). 2. What is the purpose of Schedule A? Schedule A requires certain information regarding ...
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    EO Exemption Application User Fees to Increase in 2010

    EO Exemption Application User Fees to Increase in 2010
    User fees will increase for all applications for exemption (Forms 1023, 1024, and 1028) postmarked after January 3, 2010: $400 for organizations whose gross receipts are $10,000 or less annually over a 4-year period $850 for organizations whose gross receipts exceed $10,000 annually over a 4-year period $3,000 for group exemption letters. A complete schedule of all user fees will be ...
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    How to Get Your Story Picked Up by the Media

    How to Get Your Story Picked Up by the Media
    Every journalist has secretly wished he could educate marketers and PR professionals on how to effectively send their messages. People bug the media too much, says Rhoda Weiss, chair and CEO of the Public Relations Society of America. “It’s not about taking people out for drinks and steak dinners,” says Weiss. “Those days are over.” Instead, her advice is to provide ...
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    What Not to Say to an IT Worker

    Photo: Lachlan Hardy/Flickr (CC) You need to know how to deal with different types of people in order to get along. Some people are especially sensitive to certain things, like the conflict resolution rep that hates it when she hears insults around the office. IT workers like us are no different. We take our geekiness seriously and bristle at stupid ...
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    10 Excel Secrets Everyone Should Know

    Excel is one of those programs. Sometimes it seems as though it's perfectly harmless and easy - until you accidentally hit enter and erase all the data you just spent the entire day creating. With the help of featured writer Richard Rinyai, we've put together this 10 Excel pro tips that will help you do your job better, faster, and give ...
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    The 15 Coolest Office Gadgets

    If you have to be stuck at your desk all day, you might as well make it fun. From the totally useful to the completely random, there’s no end to the gadgets that can perk up your work day. Here’s our collection of the greatest office gadgets of all time!           Laser Trip Wire Fruit-Powered Clock USB ...
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    Drowning In Your Social Media? Aggregators to the Rescue!

    Drowning In Your Social Media? Aggregators to the Rescue!
    Listening to your customers on social sites isn't just a trend; it's crucial to establishing your brand as connected, helpful and hip. But with accounts on multiple social sites connecting you to disparate groups of friends, colleagues and contacts, keeping an eye on their updates and managing your own can become an unwieldy and time-consuming process. Thankfully for the time-strapped entrepreneur, ...
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    Steps to Take When Starting Your Own Charity

    Steps to Take When Starting Your Own Charity
    You see a need and want to do something about it. You want to start a charity. Thousands of people, passionate to help the less fortunate or to do something for the planet, launch charities every year, but many stumble or fail. "You need absolute, passionate commitment to whatever the issue is," says Melissa Brown at the Center on Philanthropy at ...
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    Find Money for Your Personal Projects and Charities

    Find Money for Your Personal Projects and Charities
    For the first time in 23 years, Pepsi won't promote itself during the Super Bowl. Instead, it will focus on so-called cause marketing. Pepsi wants the public to suggest projects that can improve communities. It launched the Refresh Everything site to gather grant suggestions and take votes. Pepsi will give away millions per month to winning projects. Pepsi's undertaking is just ...
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    What You Don't Know About SEO

    What You Don't Know About SEO
    Search engine optimization--the canny use of keywords and other techniques designed to shoot a website to the top of a search--is the make-or-break factor for many new businesses. It is also the web's unfolding, and unregulated, frontier. There are countless SEO strategists, consultants and self-professed experts who will claim they can beam your site up into Google's top 10 search results--for ...
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