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Finding Your Perfect Love: Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

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.

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The One Secret to Winning Foundation Grants

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.


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Happy Grant Professionals Week—Our Top 5 Grant Writing Articles

It’s International Grant Professionals Week. That’s why we’re throwing it back to some of our favorite grant writing tips and information.

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Tell Me a Story: How to Use Interviews to Enhance Your Grant Proposals

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.


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Six Small Tips to Consider in the Grant Writing Process

There are plenty of big time issues we must deal with in the grant writing process. Do we have all our figures correct? Is the wording too… well, wordy? For all the big things we focus on, there are small aspects we can combover by accident. One thing we can do is to speak with…

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Hitting All the Right Notes to Make Your Grant Proposal Sing

There are three, ever-so-important all-too-vital characteristics of crafting that perfect grant proposal; Impact, empathy and risk. We’ve all ran the gamut of emotions when giving to a charitable cause. What good will this donation do? How did the story affect me? Can this be trusted? It’s all right there in black and white. We rationalize…


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The Grant Writing Checklist—7 Qualities That Ensure a Great Proposal

Writing a grant proposal can be a quick way to cause instant stress. Worrying about every single detail, making sure to include the right information for the specific grant, being clear of our intent. There’s plenty of stressors that go into the process. But slowing it down and looking at the main characteristics of a…

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The Top 10 from 2013—Your Favorite Nonprofit Articles of the Year

Another wild and exciting year is on the downhill slopes. Don’t worry, we promise just as much excitement in 2014. And this holiday season, our gift to you is the gift of knowledge… again. You’ve already seen these articles (we promise it’s not regifting), but we’ve put your favorites all in one easy place to…


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Form Your Own Grant Strategy for Future Success

It can be easy to forget how much effort goes into the grant writing process. And no—it’s not just using the right words and perfect voice in the application. It’s finding the right grants to apply for. Our best bet in applying for various grants is to create a grant strategy. We can’t waste our…

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10 Grant Writing Mistakes That’ll Cost You the Mother Lode

There are millions, even billions of dollars on the line. Do you want your slice of the pie? The truth is, that money could all be yours…..IF the grant application is right. Jessica Brown is the Chief Professional Officer at the Boys and Girls club of Central Appalachia. She was thrown into the grant writing…