This month in the Grants Reading Room

An updated compilation of articles with a focus on grants, grantwriting and issues pertaining to grants for non-profit organizations and individuals. Subjects covered include advice and tips for writing successful grant proposals, grantwriting for government & corporations, various strategies to use to get noticed, pifalls to avoid and much more.

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Spotlighted Articles

  • The nonprofit sector is the second largest sector in the private economy exceeded only by the manufacturing industry. In 2002, more than $750 billion dollars flowed into and out of the nonprofit sector throughout the United States. Of these dollars, $240 billion came from the private sector including individuals (76 percent), private foundations (11 percent), bequests (8 percent) and corporations (6 percent).

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  • ‘Grant writing’ as the name suggests is the writing of a grant in order to raise grant or funds for one’s organization or project. Many a on-profit or individual organizations rely on these grants to run their work. There are several types of grants and the reasons for taking them. Such reasons depend on the need of the organization seeking the grant.

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  • For some grantwriters, the budget seems cut and dried. It tells how much money you need to do the project described in your narrative. It's often left to the fiscal or program folks to develop. This approach misses the opportunity to use the budget to support your narrative and strengthen your proposal.

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