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How to Ask for Enough Grant Money financial management grant writing

Crafting a budget is often then hardest part of grant writing. It was for me when I first started. I was a program developer, not an accountant. When accounting created the budgets, they had costs I didn’t recognize. And when I crafted them, accounting invariably added expense lines. Which...

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Cinch that Grant Award by Making a Good Impression grant writing

To understand how funders perceive your grant submissions, let’s take a look at the submission process from the recipients’ points of view.

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Today’s article deals specifically with starting out on the right foot and maintain a positive relationship with...

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Reputation Counts in Getting the Grant Funding building community support communications grant writing

What is your nonprofit’s reputation? Is it intact? What about your leadership? What is your executive director’s reputation? What about you as the grant liaison? What do others think about you personally? And what in the world does reputation have to do with grant funding?

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To Get the Grant Funding, Make Sure You Follow All the Rules grant writing

If you want your grant proposal to rank at the top of the pile, or in some cases even be read, you must follow all the rules. Some grant presentation rules are obvious because they are given to you. Some rules not so obvious because they are not written anywhere. However, your proposal will be...

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2021 Grants Planning development planning grant writing

So, one of your nonprofit fundraising goals for next year is to increase your agency’s income from foundations. After all, according to Giving USA, foundations account for 17 percent of the charitable dollar. And they tend to give larger, major gifts. And, according to the Fundraising...

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Building Donor Relationships: Foundations grant writing relationship building

In my blog Building Donor Relationships: Individuals, we talked about how to approach and retain individual donors. This blog will address how to build foundation relationships, shore up your foundation fundraising strategy and get more donations from foundations.

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Building Donor Relationships: Government Funders grant writing relationship building

We’ve previously discussed building relationships with individual donors, foundations, and corporations. We now turn our attention to building relationships with government funders.

Let’s start with what’s the same.

Just like with other types of donors, a relationship with a...

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What Foundation Reviewers Want to Know, Asked or Not grant writing

Grant funding is a crucial part of many nonprofits’ fundraising strategies. According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, 18 percent of all charitable giving is given through foundations. Foundation also tend to give bigger gift amounts than many individuals, often in the $5,000 to a...

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Grant Writing: Answering the Question What Need Will You Meet? grant writing

Last week in What Foundation Reviewers Want to Know, Asked or Not we presented the eight questions grant reviewers want answered. Today, we discuss how to present the needs your proposal is describing.

 

Your needs statements are the crux of your proposal. What needs you choose to meet...

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