Non Profit News

Who is Going to Stop You?

by Cara Barrett on October 22, 2014

I just read a very interesting article about how women lead differently. It made me smile, gave me hope and I knew in my gut it was true. I spend a great deal of my time working with women leaders of all types, whether working to lead their homes, volunteering as leaders or leading companies […]

A Vital Link: Board Giving and Grant Success

by Jule' Colvin on July 18, 2014

  Thirty years ago I wrote and won my first grant for a small nonprofit. It was a federal grant for $90,000 for a rural runaway youth shelter. I was hooked! I realized the power of my writing and my attention to detail could make a big impact in the world. Of course, this was in the […]

Are You the Problem?

by Jule' Colvin on July 18, 2014

If you are a nonprofit leader and are struggling to attract and keep good board and staff members, the first question to ask yourself is “Am I the problem?”. The answer is probably, “Yes!”, even if only in part. Of course there may be many reasons for this struggle, but you must first examine your […]

Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership

by Jule' Colvin on April 18, 2014

According to John Maxwell, author of over 70 leadership books, everything rises and falls on leadership.  As the leader of your nonprofit, you will be called upon to exhibit excellent leadership abilities, not only for the success of your organization as a representative in the community, but also for the welfare of your staff and […]

Nonprofit Board Responsibility

by Jule' Colvin on January 26, 2012

A strong and effective board is critical to the on-going success of an organization.  This article does a good job of helping board members to understand their roles and responsibilities. Julé


Pathways to Growth Conference

by Cara Barrett on December 12, 2011

If you are a leader in a faith-based organization, you do not want to miss this upcoming event! A one-of-a kind event in Tampa Bay, the “Pathways to Growth” conference will: Provide essential information to help you build a stronger non-profit business and funding base Allow you to hear from experts around the area regarding […]


Act Out of Knowledge

by Jule' Colvin on August 24, 2011

While enjoying a celebration lunch with a client recently, I heard some heartbreaking news.  My client recently attended a workshop hosted by a secular organization in which she was one of the only representatives from the faith-based sector.  During the workshop the presenter referred to the lack of professionalism and follow-through of faith-based organizations she […]


The Decision Tree

by Jule' Colvin on August 22, 2011

“To the point and thought-provoking article (from: for non-profit leaders! I love the comment about not doing anything to diminish the pride our parents have in us! Good reading.” -Jule’ Colvin There are challenging moments in every organization that most oftentimes arise surrounding the decision-making process.  Do we have enough data?  What do our […]


In this course you will learn: +The key sections of a successful grant proposal +How to develop each section +How to impress funders Participants will also have the opportunity to practice developing their own proposals in the workshop with input from our instructors. You will learn vital insights into this process from experts who  have […]


Building a Mission Statement

by Jule' Colvin on July 25, 2011

You don’t have to talk to our staff at GrantPathways for too long before you hear us talking about the importance of building your business foundation. You are a business   with a great big heart!  This is a great article about how to devise your mission statement with your business model in mind. We think […]