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Understanding Grants and Grant Writing
Featuring stories and strategies about how to write grant applications and diversify funding while staying mission focused,
Strengthening Your Communications Strategy
Featuring stories and strategies about building an audience, connecting with the press, automation, and technology.
Building Stronger Structures and Stories
Featuring stories and strategies about organizational development, narrative power, and staying mission-focused. Includes content from Symphoria, Central Current, consultant Ryan Williams, and The Stone Quarry Hill Art Park.
Growing a Healthy Board of Directors
Featuring stories and strategies about cultivating a productive and engaged board using examples from across CNY. Includes content from Salt City Harvest, consultants Maria Fibiger and Babette Baker, and a statement from our Executive Director Sheena Solomon.
Building Mental Health Into Your Work
Featuring stories and strategies about how integrating a mental health aligned approach to your organization – regardless of the sector you work in. Includes content from David’s Refuge, Road to Emmaus Ministry of Syracuse, Nytasia’s Health and Wellness Dance Club, Layla’s Got You, and a statement from our Executive Director Sheena Solomon.
The Employment Issue
Featuring stories and strategies about workforce dynamics, human resources, and office culture, with content from CenterStateCEO, consultant Ginny Biesaida, Nonprofit AccessCNY, and a statement from our Executive Director Sheena Solomon.
The Strategy Issue
Featuring stories and strategies about self assessment, pitching a funding request, and planning ahead, with content from InterFaith Works, consultant Heidi Holtz, Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute Director Jennifer Bonnett, and a statement from our Executive Director Sheena Solomon.
How Nonprofits Can Earn a Profit
Featuring stories and strategies about financial sustainability featuring The MOST, The Rosamond Gifford Zoo, lessons learned from Gifford’s Embracing Disruption capacity building program, and a statement from our Executive Director Sheena Solomon.
Giving Youth a Seat at the Table
Featuring stories about The Good Life Foundation, Once Upon a Star, The Syracuse City School District, and ways in which they are providing resources and support to young people in the City of Syracuse.
The Hunt for Affordable Housing
Featuring stories about The Rescue Mission, A Tiny Home For Good, Chadwick Residence, Menorah Park, and exploring the struggle to find safe, affordable housing options in our community.
The Transformation of Arts Organizations
Featuring stories about the Redhouse, The Everson Museum, CNY Arts, Gifford’s newest team member, and how the pandemic is reshaping arts organizations across CNY.
Featuring stories about the ADVANS evaluation, our new Embracing Disruption program, local government, and other news about Gifford’s own work and development.
Building Civic Engagement
Featuring stories about the I-81 project, Ophelia’s Place, The Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice, The League of Women Voters, and other news about Gifford’s own work and development.
Adapting to Change in CNY
Featuring stories about The George Floyd Protests, The Haven at Skanda, digital learning during COVID, and other news about Gifford’s own work and development.
Recognizing growth and capacity building in CNY
Featuring stories about The Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County, the Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders program, Helping Hounds Dog Rescue, and other news about Gifford’s own work and development.
A new website, new stories, and much more.
Featuring stories about The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center, The Ed Smith PTO, The POWER program, The CNY Arts Center, and other news about Gifford’s own work and development.
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