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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Writing grants might seem like a dry, boring business to some. But it doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, grant copy that sparkles with life and showcases solid outcomes will garner attention…and successful funding.   My mantra is to be tight, light, and right. People who write tight copy use simple sentences to explain the main idea. Prudent, creative word choices and sentence variety lead to a light […]

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How to write tight, light, and right grants

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Grant Writing

Did you know that the average foundation grant takes about 20 hours to complete, beginning to end? Government grant applications can take as much as three months to fully prepare and submit. With all the work that goes into it, sometimes it might feel like the grant process is just not a good use of […]

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Repurpose your best grant prose

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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’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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12 grant tasks to do during the COVID-19 crisis

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Grant Management

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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7 ways to reduce the stress of writing grants

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Grant Writing