While I cannot go back in time and change the past, I can help to prevent this terrible loss from happening to others. If running the marathon saves just one life, then it would have been more than worth it.
Using my experience with inequities in traditional grant writing to create a better opportunity for others
While experiencing the grant world as both a grant writer and a grantor, I got to see the possibilities along with the difficulties of providing an equitable and fair opportunity. And an opportunity to create a process for providing organizations with the support they need to continue the positive change they are making in their communities.
I want to acknowledge that fear is not always the reason for resistance.But for the times when fear is the reason for resistance, I want to help fellow changemakers understand how fear happens in the workplace, the reasoning behind those manifestations, and strategies to navigate and overcome it.
How understanding the cultural context in Nigeria’s restive zones can help us develop effective fundraising strategies that support meaningful change and address the underlying causes of conflict and unrest
…it became evident to me that exploring fundraising in the African context through the lens of ethnicity, social class, and cultural dynamics offers a more nuanced understanding of how fundraising efforts are influenced and propelled within communities. These factors intersect and intertwine to shape social relationships, trust, and social capital, ultimately impacting the success and sustainability of fundraising initiatives.
Charitable giving potential is often measured by individual tax returns, and gifts sent to registered charitable organizations. However, people who don’t claim tax credits are still generous. Consider donors who give to crowdsourcing platforms which cannot be claimed by income tax. Or donors who give to people or organizations that are not linked to registered charities. Or what about those who donate their time through volunteerism?
Even if you are a low-level employee, you don’t have to just sit by—and you definitely don’t have to hide your nonprofit’s sins… Grant writers have the power to center those injustices and keep our nonprofit’s attention on them until it’s easier to deal with them than look away.