Blog posts from February 2016

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The 5 Big Benefits of a Strong Brand

February 23, 2016

The clearer you can be about what your organization stands for — and why that matters — the better chance you have of securing the support you need to get your work done. But is making the effort worth it? Here are 5 benefits your organization will gain with a strong brand.

Next Week at Foundation Center San Francisco (February 22-26)

February 19, 2016

Here's what's coming up at Foundation Center San Francisco!

How to Craft an Effective Tagline
Tuesday, February 23, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Introduction to Project Budgets
Tuesday, February 23, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Budgets: What Are Funders Looking For?
Wednesday, February 24, 4:00-6:00 pm

How Does it Land? Learn to use Body Language and Voice to Strengthen Your Message
Thursday, February 25, 3:00-4:30 pm

Explain Your Mission in 1 Minute

Explain Your Mission in 1 Minute

February 8, 2016

One of the hardest messages for any organization to create is the one that introduces your work to someone new. The One Minute Message (aka the elevator pitch or elevator speech) needs to explain why your organization exists in just a few words, and most importantly, it needs to leave them wanting more.

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4 Steps to Funding Your College Education

February 7, 2016

It's scholarship season! As prospective students finalize applications and begin to eagerly await acceptance letters, we thought we'd offer our advice on finding the money needed to follow your college dreams. Whether you're a first-time college student or returning to complete your degree, follow these steps to finding the financial aid to achieve your education.