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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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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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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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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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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Directing Attention to Information in Proposals

It is easy for reviewers to overlook information in a proposal when they are reading lengthy documents or if they responsible for reviewing a number of grant applications at one time. So how can a grant writer make information stand out in a proposal so it not missed during the review? Grant writers are hesitant […]

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Factors Influencing a Grant Writer’s Success Rate

One of the first questions an interviewer asks of a grant-writing candidate is, “What is your success rate?” While a response giving a percentage or ratio of success is expected, it is not always as simple as that. A number of factors that are beyond his control can affect a grant writer’s success rate. Selection […]

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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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Twitter Your Grant Request

Move over online grant applications and make way for Twitter! Is the day coming soon that grant makers will join the trend of social media and require us to tweet them our grant requests? USA Today reports that colleges are paving the pay by inviting students to Twitter their way to school. Essays are becoming […]

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