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Goals and Objectives: How They Differ and Why it Matters

It’s important to understand the difference between goals and objectives when preparing a grant proposal. It will provide the reviewer with clarity, and define why the proposed activities are important. The two terms are often used interchangeably. While they are similar, the purpose behind each can vary.     Below, we’ll discuss the difference between […]

Battling Burnout as a Grant Professional

Burnout is real. It takes a toll on your health — mentally, emotionally, and physically. And it’s not something that happens overnight. Burnout is a slow building process that escalates each day, ultimately leading to a feeling of defeat.   The nonprofit sector is particularly prone to burnout, as it takes an incredible amount of […]

Mistakes to Avoid When Changing Diversity and Inclusion Policies

In response to the prevalent racial injustice matters going on worldwide, many organizations have taken proactive measures to update their diversity and inclusion policies. In an effort to provide relevance and credibility, many organizations have released these initiatives quickly — but are not considering some key issues.  Topics of diversity and inclusion are complicated and […]

Lessons We’ve Learned from COVID-19

As fundraising consultants at RBW, we can safely say there’s never been anything like COVID-19. We’ve helped our clients with crisis management over the years, but nothing can compare you for a situation as drastic as a pandemic.Since the outbreak began, we’ve been working with clients to help them transition into this new reality, while […]

Pay it Forward: The Next Generation of Public Sector Leaders

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 2.9 million students will be awarded associate’s and bachelors degree’s during the 2017-2018 school calendar year (more if you include graduate students). This is a time for celebration as these individuals have achieved a significant milestone. However, given the challenges that many people face entering a […]

What Do We Need from Our Leaders?

When we’re younger, we look up to our parents, teachers and older siblings as they always appear to be in charge. To us they might even seem unstoppable. As we get older we realize that we are infallible and that as adults we try to make the best decisions with what information we have available. What […]