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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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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Grant Applications Need Follow-Up

An applicant submits a grant proposal, and the waiting begins. What, if any, action can a grant writer take while the proposal is under review? Federal agencies limit an applicant’s opportunities to conduct follow-up activities. They do the follow-up essentially by acknowledging receipt of the proposal and confirming an on-time submission with applicants. Once they […]

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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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Audit Findings and Grant Reviews

Why do foundations ask to see an audit report? What are they looking for in the report? What can an organization do when it does not have an audit report to send? It is standard procedure for foundations to request a copy of an organization’s most recent annual audit report as part of the grant […]

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Components of a Winning Federal Grant

The components of a successful federal grant are identified by the “three P’s:” 1. Project 2. Project Director 3. Program Officer 1.Project ​Hands down, the most important factor for the success of a federal grant proposal is the proposed project. Reviewers will determine how closely the proposed project aligns with the request for proposal (RFP) […]

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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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Make Information Easy to Find

[raw] If information is not easy to find in the grant proposal, it could cost an organization the grant. Reviewers of grant proposals often find it difficult to locate information in grant proposals, and it is easy to lose track of information in lengthy documents. Some reviewers may be reading ten or more proposals and […]

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