Nonprofit Voice | Everyone’s Market: Starting a Movement, and Fighting Food Insecurity, at the Farmers Market

News about food insecurity and urban food deserts across the country is ongoing and largely discouraging; a recent Atlanta magazine feature points out that half...

The veteran farmers market shopper might ask, “Why isn’t everyone shopping here?” With a bounty of fresh, locally-grown food available at farmers markets across the state, and such a growing interest in shopping locally and sustainably, why are such small numbers of Georgians shopping at their area market? In 2012, Georgia Organics set out to answer that question—particularly as it relates to statewide food insecurity.

Nonprofit Voice | Confessions of a climate accepter and community builder

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Earth Day turns 44 years old today. From the first celebration in the United States on April 22, 1970, Earth Day has grown into one...

It’s Earth Day. 44 years we’ve been celebrating it, now. We’ve come so far since those surreal years (before my time) when evil companies just dumped chemicals on the ground, in our rivers, or sent them up smoke stacks. So many battles were hard-fought by those early environmental heroes. Big laws were passed, and big lawsuits were won. Dr. Seuss’s Lorax was redeemed! 

Nonprofit Voice | Street Grace on Atlanta's Sex Trade

Thursday, March 27, 2014
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A new report from the Urban Institute on the state of the illegal sex trade in eight U.S. cities, the first of its...

The report that recently came out, as disheartening as it is, only confirms what we already know: that trafficking is a very real issue in our state and in our city. Street Grace has been working since 2009 to bring the issue of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) to the forefront of people’s minds. We know at Street Grace that there is a pathway to change beginning with awareness, empowerment, and engagement, which will ultimately lead to social change.

A Winning History: A Common Grant-Writing Challenge

Monday, May 12, 2014
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On May 21, expert grant writer and nonprofit author Chataun Denis will be teaching Nonprofit University’s popular Writing Winning Grants workshop. We asked Chataun to give us...

In all of the grant-writing classes I teach, no matter the level of experience or understanding my students have coming in, there are a few areas that are consistently troublesome and typically in need of improvement. One of the most important, and perhaps least consistent, aspects of the grant writing process I’ve noticed is the organizational background statement


Flex Your Raiser's Edge Muscle

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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Do you feel like you need Raiser’s Edge boot camp? Whether you are a new or long-time user, adding these simple exercises to your routine...

Quality growth in most areas of life occurs incrementally. Regardless of the skill you are attempting to build, that skill will develop as long as you have a plan to nurture it daily. You can easily max out your Raiser’s Edge (RE) muscle with some small adjustments or additions to your routine. Start using these 10 exercises today—right now—and you’ll pump up your RE skills in no time.