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 proposal. Now that you’ve submitted your proposal, all those struggles become a distant memory while […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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