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    12 grant tasks to do during the COVID-19 crisis

    March 24, 2020 | Melissa Reams

    We’re a little over a week into processing and responding to the COVID-19 crisis. By now, you’ve probably worked through most of the logistics of keeping your staff and clients safe, canceled programs and events, and considered how you can best serve your community during these unprecedented times. You’ve also probably thought about (or stressed […]

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    7 ways to reduce the stress of writing grants

    October 22, 2019 | Melissa Reams

    Grant writing can be stressful!. Between the looming deadlines, the neurotic details some funders want, and the constant fear of not having enough funds to pay your staff, grant writing can stress out even the calmest people in the office. While there’s no way to get rid of all the stress that comes with grant […]

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    How to write a grant report when your funder has no reporting guidelines

    July 9, 2019 | Melissa Reams

    A grant report is a formal way for you to update your funders on what you’ve accomplished with their grant money. Many funders have some grant reporting guidelines, but some funders have no guidelines at all. While the latter may sound like a dream come true, it can be hard to write a grant report […]

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    Keep your funders happy: 5 simple steps to take after you win a grant

    June 25, 2019 | Melissa Reams

    It seems we talk a lot about how to write grants in the non-profit world. But how often do you see information on what to do after you win a grant? It seems not much! This is unfortunate because what you do after the grant is awarded plays a huge role in whether you’ll win […]

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    24 signs that you’re grant ready

    April 30, 2019 | Melissa Reams

    I get a lot of calls and emails from organizations that want to apply for grants. As soon as I start chatting with these organizations, I begin to informally assess if they’re grant ready. This helps me quickly determine: 1) if the organization would benefit from grant writing services and 2) which services would be […]

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