In the grant world, you face an expansive world to find foundations who will support you, but knowing how to navigate the seamlessly endless possibilities can make the application process a lot easier to manage.
Before we close the door on 2015, let’s take a look back on some of our favorite articles our staff has written this year. During the past year, we’ve written articles about fundraising, how to start a nonprofit, the latest social media trends and much more.
According to a report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, rural-based organizations received just 5.5 percent of the real value of domestic grants from 2005 to 2010.
Grant writing is not an easy venture. Foundations and companies want to know all about your company and you want to put your best foot forward. However, it shouldn’t be a blind date. If you can work to make sure that your first contact with the grantor does not happen when they are reading your grant application, your chances of receiving a grant improve.
Grant writing is a lot like dating in college (I’m definitely speaking from experience here). You don’t go out on one date and call it good. You go on many dates—some are duds and some are worth further investigation. You don’t write one grant and expect it to end like a fairytale.
When it comes to winning foundation grants, many otherwise intelligent people believe that there are *secret* writing tactics to writing funded grant proposals, when, in reality, the truth about winning foundation support for your mission is simple.
It’s International Grant Professionals Week. That’s why we’re throwing it back to some of our favorite grant writing tips and information.
Storytelling is a great way to liven up your grant proposals, capture your readers’ attention and add more emotional connection to your cause. There are several ways to collect these stories, but the best way is to conduct interviews with people that have benefited from your nonprofit’s work.