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    Your grant was rejected. Now what?

    January 20, 2020 | Lauren Ingold

    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 […]

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    Creating a grant calendar for year-long success

    December 10, 2019 | Lauren Ingold

    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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    7 ways to reduce the stress of writing grants

    October 22, 2019 | Melissa Reams

    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 […]

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    How to write a grant report when your funder has no reporting guidelines

    July 9, 2019 | Melissa Reams

    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 […]

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    Keep your funders happy: 5 simple steps to take after you win a grant

    June 25, 2019 | Melissa Reams

    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 […]

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    24 signs that you’re grant ready

    April 30, 2019 | Melissa Reams

    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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