How to Use Social Media to Win More Grants
Even grant writers have to get social. The grants world is changing, both in the way that grant makers choose their recipients and how they find good charities to fund. Social media is a vital part of the mix.
Grassroots Philanthropy: How to Make Grants to People, Not Organizations
There are so many wonderful stories and lessons in this small book that it is very difficult to pick only a couple to share. Bill Somerville is an unusual funder but his years of experience and his entrepreneurial spirit has helped him to rethink old assumptions about foundation funding and break new ground in a usually "stuffy" business.
How to Write Winning Grants Using the Five 'W’s' and the 'H'
Want your grant proposal to tell a compelling story? Use this journalistic technique to make your point.
What's a Grant Proposal?
We talk about grant proposals all the time, but there is more than one kind of proposal. In Winning Grants Step by Step, authors Carlson and O'Neal-McElrath distinguish between three kinds of proposals.
How to Make a Grant Proposal to a Small Family Foundation
Small nonprofits can be successful in seeking grants if they focus on small family foundations in their local areas.
Should Your Small Nonprofit Go After Grants?
Competing for foundation grants is entirely possible for small nonprofits, especially in their local areas.
After the Grant Rejection
Most grant proposals are rejected, especially new applicants. So don't be discouraged. Here is what you must do instead.
8 Grant Writing Myths Busted
Starting a grants program from scratch is not easy but too many small nonprofits buy into myths that stop them from seeking foundations grants.
5 Steps to Getting Your Grant Proposal Funded
Funders love to be cultivated just as much as donors do. So write for a specific person, call, follow up.
Knowing what grant makers look for in the nonprofits that they fund is...
What do foundations look for in the nonprofits that they fund? Knowing that is one of the keys to success for your organization's grant seeking.
Tips for Successful Foundation Funding
Armed with the right tools and information, any director or development professional – even volunteers for your organization – can have success pursuing foundations. There are essentially five principles I take organizations through in our quest for the holy grail of foundation funding.
What does it mean when a foundation makes a grant 'conditional'?
Occasionally, a foundation will be happy with your grant proposal, but accept it with a contingency. Often that contingency is that your nonprofit raise a certain amount of money before the grant is paid.