cutting lines

Date: May 11, 2017

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When the Rules Don’t Matter

Fourth in a series on grant writing for social justice –  A pair of fascinating words coming back into wide use from the Italian language is “furbo” and “fesso.” The closest literal definition could be “clever person” and “foolish person,” but the context from archaic literature makes for a richer meaning about winning and losing. A furbo is not necessarily smart, but he is more likely to be able and…

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pen and money

Date: February 16, 2017

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“A Small Group of Thoughtful, Committed Citizens”

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist (and Philly native!) claiming that change comes from the ground up   Third in a series on grant writing for social justice Every big idea starts small, at least in execution, and small projects often provide grant writers’ first successful submissions and project…

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A banner at the Women's March on Philadelphia on January 21, 2017.

Date: January 31, 2017

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Kant Touch This: Corporations Learn to Be Kind

Many economic realities changed ten days ago when President Trump got to work. One thing, however, did not. It may soon appear that thinning government budgets led to more corporations and foundations funding social justice initiatives, but the market was already swinging that way. The Ford Foundation spent most of 2015 cutting more than half of their initiatives to focus solely on addressing the causes of inequality. The MacArthur Foundation hopes…

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Grants

Date: January 26, 2017

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What’s Your Deal?: Grant Writing Just Got Sexy

You’ve voted. You’ve read your feed. You’ve called your members of Congress. You’ve donated all you can – a few dollars after indulgent self-care and preparing for the apocalypse – but it’s doesn’t seem enough. So why clear out your couch cushions when you could be earning free money for the causes you support? After the federal government changed hands last week, early indications were that discretionary funding – the main source of grants…

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