Here you’ll find helpful articles and resources on getting ready for grants, finding the perfect grants, writing winning grants, and managing grants. 

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Applying to private foundations as part of your funding strategy makes perfect sense. First, they too, have a mission they’re trying to achieve and are looking for partners like yourself to meet that mission. Also, it’s not a secret they are required by law to give away a minimum 5% of their prior year’s assets. […]

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4 ways to avoid the “one size fits all” approach

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Grant Writing

Writing grants is different than crafting appeal letters, event invitations, or corporate sponsorships. Grants are an investment – and proving that your non-profit is worthy of an investment can make for dry copy. In a grant, you not only sell your services and outcomes, but you also showcase your organization’s business support systems to assure […]

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Helping funders see the people you serve

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Grant Writing

We’ve all been there. You started the five-figure grant request weeks ago, but you’re short-staffed and now it’s 3 pm on D-Day (deadline day). There you are, staring at the sloppy copy generated during  three hours of overtime last night. Tweaks to the grant writing process can wait until next time. You have to submit […]

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9 proofreading hacks for grant writers

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Grant Writing

Ahh!!! That feeling of excitement (along with a deep sigh of relief) when you submit your final grant proposal. You’ve spent many hours writing, gathering data, drafting budgets, editing, and so many other tasks required to put together a strong grant proposal. Now that you’ve submitted your proposal, all those struggles become a distant memory […]

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Your grant proposal was rejected. Now what?

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Grant Readiness

As a new year approaches, it’s essential to think about your development plan and how grants will impact your overall budget. Creating a strategic grant calendar that’s timely and resourceful can set your organization up for a successful fundraising year. Here are some tips that will set you up for a productive year: REVIEW YOUR […]

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Creating a grant calendar for year-long success

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Grant Readiness