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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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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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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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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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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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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