Simple is Best for Strategic Planning

Strategic planning should be rewarding…not a chore. It should leave board members and staff re-energized and re-invested in the essential, life-changing work of your organization. And it should give everyone, particularly the Executive Director, a short-term direction...

Strategic Planning: Engage Your Stakeholders!

In conducting Grantwriting Readiness Workshops this fall, I gathered Assessment Data on a variety of issues from 70+ individuals throughout Northwest, North Central, and West Central Minnesota.  These individuals represented small, mid-size, and large organizations...

Grant Budgets Brief Q&A

In a recent Grantwriting Readiness Training in Crookston, a participant asked:  “Should the grant budget zero out or should it show a surplus or deficit?”  My reply is that there is a difference between your organizational budget and the budget submitted...