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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Writing the Agency Description

Describing the applicant organization is a standard section in the narrative of a foundation proposal. The section provides information about the history and purpose of the organization and its location(s), and introduces the key personnel, governing board, and services the agency provides or programs it conducts. The agency description is perhaps the only section in […]

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Grant Writing 101: Nuts and Bolts

Grant Writing 101: Nuts and Bolts Date: April 25, 2012 Sponsored by the North West Indiana Education Service Center (NWIESC) Time: 9:00AM-3:00PM (registration begins at 8:30AM) Site: NWIESC, 2939 41st Street, Highland, IN 46322 (Enter through door “H”) Fees: $175 – NWIESC Members; $250 – Non-NWIESC Members (fee includes book & lunch) Deadline: April 19, […]

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Grantsmanship: A Five-Step Fund Raising Program

Fundraisers have broadened Wikipedia’s definition of grantsmanship from “the art of acquiring peer-reviewed research funding” to include all types of grants. Grantsmanship is generally defined as “the art of acquiring grants.” Often the term “grant writing” describes an organization’s fund raising program when, in actuality, grant writing is but a single step in the grantsmanship […]

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Breaking the Barrier: Unsolicited Proposals Not Accepted

How can an organization get its foot in the door of a foundation unwilling to accept unsolicited proposals? There are enough foundations limiting acceptance of proposals that The Foundation Center allows grant seekers to exclude these foundations as part of the search criteria they use to identify grant makers. As though there were not enough […]

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Letters of Intent

Foundation and government agencies use letters of intent (LOI) differently. The letter of intent tells a government agency the organization plans to submit an application. Foundations, however, view a letter of intent as a summary of the proposed project. The purpose of a letter of intent to a government agency is to give the agency […]

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Challenge Grants Stimulate Giving

Challenge grants issued by grant makers can provide the final thrust to wrapping up a major campaign. For readers unfamiliar with a challenge grant, Wikipedia defines them as follows: “Challenge grants are funds dispersed by one party (the Grant Maker), usually a Government Agency, Corporation, Foundation or Trust, (sometimes anonymously) typically to a non-profit entity […]

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One Time Grant Appeal

Foundation grant makers are partial to making grants for time-limited projects with nonrecurring costs. Corporate foundations respond favorably to requests for equipment, renovation, and building projects. The interest here is in “one-time” projects where a foundation does not have to commit to ongoing funding. Foundations are interested in these types of projects because they do […]

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Ring in the New Year with a Grants Calendar

With the beginning of a new year comes the task of planning and scheduling new grant submissions on the calendar. A grants calendar can serve two valuable functions: (1) It is a fund raising tool to record grant submission deadlines, and (2) It is management tool to assist the organization and grant writer(s) to allocate […]

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