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Harry Gross on October 3rd, 2011

It is no great revelation that money is harder to come by than ever; and those who depend on grant funds know that many of the programs they have relied on have disappeared, have had funding reduced, or had funding eliminated altogether. As a result, projects have been postponed, programs scaled back, and in many […]

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Harry Gross on July 5th, 2011

How do you stack up against your competition? Or against other agencies providing similar services locally and nationwide? Benchmarking is how many organizations are beginning to answer those questions and to make their constituents aware of the efficiency with which their services are delivered. The establishment of meaningful benchmarks can provide a tool for making […]

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Harry Gross on June 2nd, 2011

Your Partner in Public Service – What Does That Mean? Since its inception, Public Management & Funding Services has had as its mission to be Your Partner in Public Service. While much of our efforts do involve researching and developing grant proposals, we offer a variety of services that can benefit public sector organizations. Some […]

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Harry Gross on May 9th, 2011

Public sector organizations, especially local governments, often observe an October 1 to September 30 fiscal year.  As a result, most have begun their budget development processes or will be doing so shortly.  Managers with whom I have spoken are concentrating on cost reductions they will be required to make in 2012.  Unfortunately, this has been the norm […]

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Harry Gross on May 2nd, 2011

In today’s economic climate, organizations are finding the search for ways to finance needed projects and programs increasingly difficult.  Traditional revenue sources, whether taxes, user fees or charitable contributions, have diminished as everyone reacts to the economy.  Grant-seekers have found that the competition for funding is stiffer and the amounts available are generally far less than in past […]

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