Grant writing can be a stressful affair. 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 […]
How are you currently using social media in your organization? Maybe you use it to market your organization’s branding, promote programs and events, educate others on the topics you address, or establish and strengthen partnerships. Have you ever thought about using social media to find grants or to help you win more grants? Social media […]
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 specific reporting requirements or general guidelines, but some funders have no requirements or guidelines at all. While the latter may initially sound like a dream come true, it can be difficult […]
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 (called grant management) plays a huge role in […]
In a previous post, I talked about three techniques to build fundraising capacity in your nonprofit organization. One of the three techniques I discussed was creating a culture of fundraising. Creating a culture of fundraising is something I hear a lot of successful fundraisers talk about and is something that’s super important to me. WHAT […]
It’s already noon and you haven’t even responded to all the emails that came in yesterday. Your lunch appointment with a donor is in half an hour, and your afternoon after that becomes a blur in your head as you realize the rest of your day is back-to-back appointments. Somewhere in your memory you have […]
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 their grant readiness. This helps me quickly determine: 1) if the organization would benefit from grant writing services and 2) which services would be the […]
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Limiting words, characters, or page numbers is one of the hardest things about grant writing. Check out 4 ways you can reduce the length of your next proposal.
Grant editing is an important part of preparing a successful grant proposal. Check out six editing questions that will help you win more grants.