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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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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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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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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Go for the Extra Points!

Grant writers preparing proposals to grant makers using a point system to review and score applications can take this lesson from the sport of football: The extra points a team earns after scoring a goal can make or break the game. In the end, it all comes down to points. Governmental agencies and foundations employing […]

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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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Tis the Season for Year-End Grant Requests

As the end of the calendar year approaches, it is time for fundraisers to implement annual appeal campaigns to solicit year-end contributions. “Tis the season” also for grant writers to revisit prospect lists to identify grant makers, especially foundations and corporations, open to making year-end grants. Procedurally, the business of grant making slows during the […]

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