Introducing “Ask The Grant Advisors”

Grant-Writing-Proposals.com would like to introduce you to a new web site, AskTheGrantAdvisors.com, launched by grant experts Ray Sweeney and Frank Klimko. Welcome to the Grant Advisors We attempt to address the burning fundraising issues of the day, produce witty prose and offer sage advice to those in the philanthropic world who we think have probably the toughest jobs […]

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How’s Your Browser?

Since the introduction of the System for Award Management website and the just-released redesign of Grants.gov, many users face technical challenges when attempting to access and use these significant grants websites. Click here to discover a possible quick fix from Thompson’s Federal Grant Compliance Experts.

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Beyond the Instructions: Preparing a Federal Grant Application

Federal grant announcements include instructions, and plenty of them, for completing an application. Grant writers know the importance of following the instructions, but it is through preparing federal grant applications that applicants find ways to improve them. This article identifies five practices an organization can use to improve a federal grant application. The practices are […]

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Frustrations of the Profession

Robin Wenger is a grant writer for the City of Elkhart, Indiana. As a veteran writer, Wenger recently shared a list of frustrations – his top ten, to be exact– describing the challenges of grant writing. In introducing the list, Wenger begins with this statement: “I have been equally frustrated by the feds [federal agencies] […]

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Writing with Authority

An assertive writing tone can instill a grant maker’s confidence in an applicant’s ability to carry out a grant program. While one can assume an organization may not be able to conduct a project without securing the grant, a grant writer should prepare the proposal as though it is not a matter of conducting the […]

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Webinar: Federal Grants 101

Are you interested in learning the basics of federal grants and federal grant writing? Log in with AFI Systems (www.afisystems.com) and listen to the webinar presentation of Glenda O’Neal, administrator, Grant-Writing-Proposals.com, titled “Federal Grants 101.” The 90-minute program is available in the GrantNavigator Community Section of the AFI Systems’ website @ http://grantnavigator.afisystems.com/login. The webinar presents […]

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Grants in Motion: Writing Tips That Raise the Bar

Join Glenda O’Neal, administrator of Grant-Writing-Proposal.com, for an upcoming presentation during the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Biennial Conference, September 14, 2012, in St. Louis, Missouri. Workshop Description Calling all grant writers – brush up your writing skills in this workshop filled with tips for improving foundation and federal grant writing. Pulling from articles on her […]

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New Online Grant Writing Course

Join Grant-Writing-Proposals.com’s administrator, Glenda O’Neal, in this upcoming online grant-writing course offered by CD Publications beginning September 24, 2012. Read the course description from CD Publications printed below or proceed to this website to register: http://www.cdpublications.com/store/fundamentals-foundation-grant-writing-p-287.html Learn How to Write Grants Like a Pro! After more than 50 years of reporting on federal and foundation […]

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Federal Grants: How to Calculate Local Match

Some federal grants provide a portion of the total funds necessary to operate a project and require recipients to match the federal share of funding with local support (matching funds). The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) provided instructions and examples to applicants in a recent competition on how to calculate the amount of match […]

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