Are you a good match for that funder?

Fundraising for a small and growing nonprofit can be an emotional roller-coaster of hopes and disappointments. At times you may be aware of an exciting opportunity to submit a proposal, and your judgment can be eclipsed by the short timeframe to the deadline or the heady potential of thinking, “This is THE grant that will“Are you a good match for that funder?”

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Checklist for Success on Public Grant Applications

In America, nonprofit organizations generate more than $1.3 trillion (yes, that is 12 zeros) annually, of which about 75% comes from government/public sector resources. That said, there are tremendous opportunities for you to garner dollars from federal and  state funding sources in the form of pass-through grants, contracts, and fee for service projects. Here are“Checklist for Success on Public Grant Applications”

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Why Grants are Declined

For over 30 years I have been writing and submitting grants to foundations all over the country. The very first time I wrote a grant, it took me one week to research, type up, and mimeograph (Yes, I am THAT old.) it to 50 foundations. Within the next two weeks I received 30 rejection letters“Why Grants are Declined”

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Tips for Writing Effective Grant Proposals

Writing a successful grant proposal (one that gets you the funds) is not a simple task. There is research and excellent writing expertise that need to be in place before proceeding with the development of a proposal. Many organizations do not have an experienced grant writer on staff to handle grant management, development, writing, and“Tips for Writing Effective Grant Proposals”

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