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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Ahhhh, federal grants. Those 6- and 7-figure grant opportunities can make your heart race just thinking about all the things your organization can accomplish with that money. But before you rush into writing a federal grant (and definitely before you pay someone else to write it for you!), take the time to determine if the […]

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How to tell if a federal grant is a good fit

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Positive media accounts of success stories at your non-profit do not just make you and your staff feel great. These coveted stories are validation to anyone that your non-profit is worth extra funding. Sometimes, busy non-profit leaders feel that generating puff pieces for the local media is not worth their time. Here’s why a few […]

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How positive media can help you win more grants

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Nonprofits offer lots of programs to improve their communities. They also develop new programs regularly as their communities’ needs change. Oftentimes, programs are created quickly and delivered by existing staff with existing resources. In this environment, it’s easy to ignore the need for a program budget. But this is an important first step that you […]

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How to create a program budget

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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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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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