Archive for January, 2011

How Not to Get a Grant: Top 10 Grantwriting Mistakes

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Matt Carpenter and Brian Brown

Seeking foundation funding can be challenging. Everybody’s standard is a little different, and meeting the standards gets time-consuming. Here’s an inside look at one expert’s top 10 grantwriting mistakes… courtesy of El Pomar Senior Vice President Matt Carpenter.


RSST Report: Two Approaches to Childcare Solutions

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

In 2010, El Pomar started the Regional Strategic Support project, a team of El Pomar Fellows dedicated to helping El Pomar’s Regional Councils maximize the strategic effectiveness of their grant dollars by tracking, analyzing, and spreading cross-regional knowledge, best practices, and ideas. Periodically, the blog will feature stories that focus on RSST research projects. Below is the first in this series.


Empty Stocking Fund Nears Goal

Monday, January 10th, 2011

This year’s El Pomar/Gazette Empty Stocking Fund is in its final push to help local health and human services organizations. We talked to staff from the participating organizations about the effect the Empty Stocking Fund has had on the people they serve. Take a look at the Empty Stocking Fund’s YouTube channel to hear what they said.