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

  • 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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  • Did the title of this article shock you? Are you thinking, she can’t possibly be referring to my organization’s funders. Think again. I mean your funders (as well as everyone else’s)! Does that sound harsh and uncaring? That’s not my intent. The statement is simply meant to remind fund developers and proposal writers that money is seldom (if ever) donated based upon organizational needs.

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  • As the saying goes: "Buyer Beware". If you see ads claiming you qualify to receive a "free grant" for education, to start a home business or to payoff unpaid bills, be wary. Scam artists will claim your grant application is guaranteed to be accepted and approved, and you never have to repay the money.

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