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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Grants May Require “Back-Up” Funding

Organizations should proceed with caution when government and foundation grant makers issue requests for proposals (RFP) that cap award ceilings. Too often, funding from other another source is necessary to begin and operate the projects. The following are case examples of why a cushion of other funding sources is often necessary to support a grant. […]

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Are Your Grant Seeking Goals Realistic?

Is your organization realistic about how much money it can generate from government agencies and foundations? Answers to the following questions can help an organization set realistic goals for its grants program: How much money does the organization plan to raise? What is the total fund raising goal, combining grants with all other funding sources? […]

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Can a Federal Agency Cancel a Grant Program?

The Department of Education has canceled 19 previously scheduled discretionary grant programs for the current fiscal year, FY 2011 — programs totaling $124.69 million. This is sad news for the organizations and grant writers who have invested time preparing applications for the programs. Can federal agencies do this—cancel a program after it has been officially […]

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