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The 10 Most Common Mistakes When Applying for a Grant

by Dana Miller • October 2016 Grants are a critical source of funding for many nonprofits. They’re not the biggest source of funding. Not by a long shot. Individual donations comprise nearly 71 percent of charitable giving according to Giving USA. Still, grants are important—too important to miss out on by making preventable mistakes. I routinely see […]
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Idaho Virtual Museum now offering digital access to Idaho Museum of Natural History

“There are now more than 1,000 objects of the Museum’s collections online in 3-D at the website http://virtual.imnh.isu.edu/, which went live in late September. “This is a monumental project for the Idaho Museum of Natural History and the Informatics Research Institute that will bring the natural history of our state to the world,” said Leif Tapanila, […]
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Murdock Trust Celebrates 40 Years of Impact

Jack Murdock was an entrepreneur and successful business leader who co-founded Tektronix in Portland, Oregon just after World War II. Tektronix’s success allowed Murdock to create the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust with an endowment of $91 million and a mission to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest. The Trust began issuing grants […]
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A Shifting Nonprofit Landscape

“Philanthropy is changing. Once the realm of big donors who funded marquee projects and pet causes, private donations have become central to areas traditionally seen as government’s purview, including public schools, scientific research — and even the social safety net. It’s a shift visible across Oregon: At OHSU, National Institutes of Health grants fund smaller […]
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