Deborah DiVirgilio

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Deborah DiVirgilio is a Certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource and has more than 20 years of experience in providing nonprofit consulting, grant writing and management services for nonprofits, government agencies and faith-based organizations. She is the owner and principal consultant of The Faith-Based Nonprofit Resource Center (formally known as DiVirgilio & Associates). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences from Wilmington College and a Masters Degree in Non-Profit Management from Regis University, and is Grant Professional certified by the Grant Professional Institute. She has served on the Board of Directors and as an officer of the Grant Professionals Association.

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Advisory Board??

Advisory Board??

| July 21, 2021

Organizations often ask about starting a nonprofit advisory board—usually because it sounds like a good idea because they often don’t have a clue about what an advisory board will do and what it won’t do. After looking at what an advisory board can do for your organization, you can make an educated decision about whether […]

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Demonstrating a Return on Investment for a Non-Profit

Demonstrating a Return on Investment for a Non-Profit

| May 13, 2021

Everyone wants to know about return on investment and many nonprofits and ministries struggle to communicate the return on investment that they provide to their stakeholders. Some may even say that return on investment (ROI) is not necessary since they are a nonprofit organization. While ROI may be measured and communicated differently for nonprofits and […]

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How Do You Live Out Your Mission?

How Do You Live Out Your Mission?

| February 28, 2021

Organizational mission is the purpose of the organization but its values tell the world how it will live out its mission. Values dictate how the organization treats people, how it operates and how it serves. Unfortunately, far too often, organizations have a wall of written values but forget to put them into practice. The result—values […]

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What Is The Return On Investment?

What Is The Return On Investment?

| July 14, 2020

Everyone wants to know about return on investment but many nonprofits and ministries struggle to communicate the return on investment that they provide to their stakeholders. Some may even say that return on investment (roi) is not necessary since they are a nonprofit organization. While roi may be measured and communicated differently for nonprofits and […]

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Grant Funding Success: What Are You Going To Do With The Grant?

Grant Funding Success: What Are You Going To Do With The Grant?

| November 20, 2019

  The most important thing to know is that grant funding is not a quick fix, so if your organization is in need of immediate funding, it may be time to talk to some individual donors, board members or look at some fundraisers that can be implemented quickly. Grant funding typically takes 6-9 months once […]

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Is Federal Funding a Good Fit for Your Non-Profit

Is Federal Funding a Good Fit for Your Non-Profit

| September 13, 2019

Organizations often search for federal grant funding, and, indeed federal grants are often large and can provide the revenue needed to deliver high-quality services. However, before applying for a federal grant, organizations must take into account the following considerations. Ensure your organization is eligible Take the time to read through the grant guidelines to determine […]

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Funding Insights

Funding Insights

| June 17, 2019

Recently I had an opportunity to hear from three funders. It was a situation that every non-profit organization dreams of being in – being able to ask funders what you really want to know about how they view nonprofits, how they operate and why they do the things they do. These are some of the […]

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Thanks, Gracias, Merci!

Thanks, Gracias, Merci!

| April 9, 2019

Once you have received the gift that you were seeking, you may think that your work is done. However, the most important part of you work has not even happened yet.  Now, you need to say thanks. Many donors tell me that they just can’t believe that they gave a gift to XYZ organization and […]

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Building an Effective Sponsorship Program

Building an Effective Sponsorship Program

| August 13, 2018

Are you looking for a way to generate additional revenues for the nonprofit or ministry without going back to your faithful donors? Sponsorships are a great way to bring in additional funds for nonprofits and ministries. Let’s begin by developing a definition of sponsorship to ensure we are all on the same page. A sponsorship […]

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Five Things You Need To Know About Grant Funding

Five Things You Need To Know About Grant Funding

| August 23, 2017

Once an organization obtains its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, immediately the thought goes to funding and how can we find funding to support all the great work we want to do. Before you go off to begin writing grant proposals, here are five things you need to know. Grant funding cannot be the only source of […]

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