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Using Data to Make a Case for Not-for-Profit Funding

 Web Analytics helps non-profits understand their data–for free

Data Kind offers free consulting to non-profits
General tips to raise funds online
Fundraising and data analytics article
Access your board members’ personal connections (with an algorithm)
Free grants for data analytics software
Google Analytics for Non-Profits Tutorial
Salesforce for Non-Profits


Grant Opportunities for Small Business Development Programs

Updated September 2016


U.S. Economic Development Admnistration
Est. Total Funding: $300,000

America’s Promise Job Driven Grant Program
Est. Total Funding: $100,000,000

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I
Est. Total Program Funding: $8,000,000

Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program Notice
“Generally, grants range from $10,000 up to $500,000”


Fundraising Ideas:

Hear how others centers are using GUIDED Business Plan books (The Edge Connection, GA) (VetBiz, a VBOC in Michigan) (Women's Business Development Center, IL)



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