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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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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Connect With Other Grant Writers

It is always interesting to hear how others are handling tasks associated with grant writing: What software programs are you using to manage grants? Which section of the proposal carries the most weight during a review? Does anyone specialize with research grants? How can I get started as a freelance grant writer? Should you pad […]

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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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Foundation and Government Grant Writing

Foundation and Government Grant Writing May 14-July 8, 2012 Three credit hours Purdue University Calumet, EDCI 59000, CRN 2588 You will enhance your employment opportunities by adding grant-writing skills to your portfolio. Students pursuing careers in any profession – education, health care, social services, environment, public administration, faith-based, and government – will learn how to […]

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Expand Opportunities to Apply for Federal Grants

Federal grant eligibility is open to individuals, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, small businesses, educational institutions, public housing, for-profit organizations, and others. Each grant announcement specifically addresses applicant eligibility since it varies by federal grant program. There are two ways an organization, referred to Agency A below, can expand its opportunities to apply for grants when […]

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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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