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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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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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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Part 3: Writing Better Grant Proposals

Earlier articles in this series explored foundation responses to the economic downturn and introduced three strategies for grant writers to adopt: Write Smarter Write More Grant Proposals Write Better Grant Proposals This article concludes the series by providing tips to Write Better Grant Proposals. WRITE BETTER GRANT PROPOSALS A standard foundation proposal outline, as described […]

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Part 2: Grant Writing Strategies

Part 1: A Guide to Grant Writing during the Economic Crisis explored the response by foundations to lay the groundwork for organizations to adjust their grantsmanship programs accordingly. Part 2: Grant Writing Strategies recommends three strategies for organizations to survive the economic changes: Write Smarter Write More Grant Proposals Write Better Grant Proposals TIPS FOR […]

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Part 1: A Guide to Grant Writing during the Economic Crisis

Part 1: A Guide to Grant Writing during the Economic Crisis The downturn in the United States economy has taken a toll on the giving levels of private oundations by making less money available to not-for-profit organizations. At the same time, many organizations are seeing increases in the demand for their services. Most not-for-profit and […]

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Read Proposals to Improve Grant Writing

Reading grant proposals developed by other writers is a good way to improve grant-writing skills. It presents an opportunity to see how others are formatting information as well as to glean ideas for improving service delivery. Grant writers make their presentations in different ways. It is interesting to see the variety of formats and type […]

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Help for Writing Clear, Simple Statements

Grant writers are advised to write clear, simple statements. Here are ten writing tips aimed at keeping it simple: Get organized before you begin writing so you can build the proposal step-by-step, paragraph-by-paragraph, and sentence-by-sentence. The thought process of the application should be easy to follow. Limit each paragraph to one thought or point. Begin […]

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A Change in Grant Applications

One of the more interesting changes in grant writing is the amount of information grant makers require in applications. Government and foundation grant makers alike ask for similar information, but application requirements give us less and less space to present it. With the passage of the Paperwork Reduction Act in 1980, grant writers saw federal […]

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Problem Solving For Grant Writers

It is likely that sometime in your experience as a grant writer, either you have personally experienced one of the following grant writing questions or know of someone who has: Which of the organization’s programs should I present to the grant maker? How can I be assured that approved grant funds will be spent on […]

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