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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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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The Benefits of an Advisory Council

Advisory councils benefit clients, grantees, and federal agencies and play an important role in helping an applicant to win and implement a federal grant. How federal agencies view advisory councils Advisory councils have two important roles in federal grant programs. First, membership on the council can include representatives of the client service population thus assuring […]

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The Role of Politics in Federal Grants

The federal grant application process is not immune from politics. Even though the emphasis in preparing a federal grant application is on scoring maximum points during the review process, politics can and does have a say in the process for awarding funds. Applicants are advised to involve their congressional representatives early on by contacting his/her […]

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The Grantseeker’s Checklist

“The Grantseeker’s Checklist” is reproduced with the permission of CD Publications. For more information visit www.cdpublications.com or call 1-800-666-6380. CD Publications Presents The Grantseeker’s Checklist The following tip sheet for grantseekers is the result of a collective effort by the team of veteran editors and reporters at CD Publications, a company that has been providing […]

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Target Grant Writing to the Reviewers

Marketing the organization and its services to the buyer—in this case, the grant maker—is an integral part of successful grant writing. It pays to know about the individuals who will be reading the grant proposal and making the funding decisions so writers can feature relevant information in their proposals. For example, the reviewers of federal […]

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Grant Predictions for FY 2012

The new federal fiscal year begins October 1, 2011 amid an atmosphere of uncertainties. With so many budget questions remaining, no one is certain is how much money will be available for federal grant programs. Much rides on the outcomes of the “Super Committee,” a bipartisan Congressional committee assigned the responsibility of identifying budget cuts. […]

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Help for Writing Clear, Simple Statements

Grant writers are advised to write clear, simple statements. Here are ten writing tips aimed at keeping it simple: Get organized before you begin writing so you can build the proposal step-by-step, paragraph-by-paragraph, and sentence-by-sentence. The thought process of the application should be easy to follow. Limit each paragraph to one thought or point. Begin […]

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