How a Fundraiser Made His First Six-Figure Ask

Louis Fawcett was about to request the biggest gift of his career: $450,000 for a children’s home in Ethiopia. His nerves kicked in when his plane from Charlotte, N.C., to Scottsdale, Ariz., had technical difficulties. Read the rest of this article and watch the video on The Chronicle of Philanthropy .

Grant Alert: Asian Women Giving Circle Grants

Founded in 2005, the Asian Women Giving Circle is a collaboration of Asian American women in New York City who are passionate about amplifying the transformative power of the arts and culture to bring about progressive change. The circle promotes grassroots philanthropy by pooling resources to fund projects led by Asian American women who use their … Continue reading Grant Alert: Asian Women Giving Circle Grants

Grant Alert: Ben & Jerry’s Grassroots Grants

Grant description from the Ben & Jerry's Foundation website: The Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program offers general or project support to non-profit organizations throughout the United States and is our most competitive grant program. We make one-year grants for up to $25,000, to organizations with budgets under $500,000. Only organizations with 501(c)3 status, or … Continue reading Grant Alert: Ben & Jerry’s Grassroots Grants