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Powerful Grant Writing

Powerful Grant Writing | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
Grantwriters are in great demand these days. Mission-driven organizations typically survive on contributions and grants, and the competition for those dollars is fierce.

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Proactive Grant Seeking - DH Leonard Consulting

Proactive Grant Seeking - DH Leonard Consulting | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
You may be asking, “What is proactive grant seeking?” Isn’t the act of submitting an application for grant funding proactive versus sitting back and waiting for foundations to find you and make gifts proactive?
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Michigan community colleges receive $50 million in grants - UpperMichigansSource.com

Michigan community colleges receive $50 million in grants - UpperMichigansSource.com | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
A $50 million grant program will help 18 community colleges across Michigan boost skilled trades instruction
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10 steps for writing a kickass grant proposal

10 steps for writing a kickass grant proposal | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
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"I Can Write the Saddest Grant Proposal Tonight" and other nonprofit love poems

"I Can Write the Saddest Grant Proposal Tonight" and other nonprofit love poems | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
Hi everyone. OK, I think I've almost recovered from the Seahawks' Super Bowl defeat. I can now eat Skittles without bursting into tears. All of you were very helpful throughout this grieving proces...
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8 Sections of a Grant Proposal - bmtmedia

8 Sections of a Grant Proposal  - bmtmedia | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
Just like snowflakes, no two grant proposals are exactly alike. Click To Tweet Each grantmaker has its own instructions and requirements. But most grant applications, whether hard copy or online, seek the same information. Executive Summary – It is a one page summary of the proposal. Needs Statement – This section outlines the organization’s reasons … Continue reading 8 Sections of a Grant Proposal →
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Are You or Your Nonprofit or Foundation Being an Askhole?

Are You or Your Nonprofit or Foundation Being an Askhole? | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
Vu Le Executive Director Rainier Valley Corps You know that guy who always asks for...
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Grant Writing as a Career: Hourly Rates and Flat Rates in 2013

Grant Writing as a Career: Hourly Rates and Flat Rates in 2013 | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
Based on a fresh review of grant writing consultants’ websites, hourly rates and flat rates (also called per-proposal rates or per-project rates) vary widely in 2013. Later posts will discuss: reta...
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Communicating Impact to Grantmakers: 3 Ideas from the Media Savvy

Communicating Impact to Grantmakers: 3 Ideas from the Media Savvy | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
The next grant proposal you submit may be one of hundreds, if not thousands, that a funder receives. After sweating over every sentence, it will become a needle in a haystack. So how do you ensure ...
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5 Tips for Municipal Grant Writers

5 Tips for Municipal Grant Writers | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
I started my grants journey in 1991 with the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Lenexa, Kansas. When my director asked who wanted to write grants, no one raised their hand. After looking around the room, he “volunteered” me.
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How to Hire a Grant Writer | Sumac Non-profit Software

How to Hire a Grant Writer | Sumac Non-profit Software | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
Alternatively, they may be experts in writing community grants for small non-profits, but have little knowledge of how to develop or craft major proposals. There are ...
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Grant Writers Are Communicators Too - Nonprofit - About.com

Grant Writers Are Communicators Too - Nonprofit - About.com | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
Today, grant writers should be an integral part of the communications and fundraising team. After all, whether in a grant proposal or an appeal letter, it's all about the messages, the stories about your work, and the plan that fits ...
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Foundations Offering to Bail Out Detroit May Regret Their Decision

Foundations Offering to Bail Out Detroit May Regret Their Decision | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
Despite what they say, the grant makers are setting a precedent for other cities and letting their funds be used as passive pools of money for short-term needs.
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Proposal Writing Insights

Proposal Writing Insights | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
Remember these key elements when crafting a grant proposal, according to Miyesha Perry, Manager of Grants and Administration at the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. This is a recap of a special program at Foundation Center Washington D.C.
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Grant Readiness - DH Leonard Consulting

Grant Readiness - DH Leonard Consulting | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
Grant Readiness: A key factor for grant professionals and grant seeking organizations to consider with each potential new application.
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Why Grant Makers Give

Why Grant Makers Give | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
When preparing fundraising requests, including grant proposals, it is always wise to consider the audience you are trying to persuade. Each grant maker has their own reasons for supporting charitable causes, and the more you understand the nature of their philanthropy, the better you can tailor your solicitation and approach.Individuals are the most complex in their reasons for giving. However, it’s hopeful to keep in mind that eight in ten individuals give to charity each year. Many individuals
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Can we all just admit there is no such thing as nonprofit sustainability?

Can we all just admit there is no such thing as nonprofit sustainability? | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I called up a program officer of a foundation to discuss my organization’s amazing idea to bring more immigrant and refugee leaders into the nonprofit field. “That’s a great idea,” ...
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Using Facebook and Google+ To Support Grant Seeking - #GrantChat

Using Facebook and Google+ To Support Grant Seeking - #GrantChat | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
Using Facbook and Google+ To Support Grant Seeking: How to move beyond personal use and find ROI for grant seeking in these social networks.
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Are You or Your Nonprofit or Foundation Being an Askhole?

Are You or Your Nonprofit or Foundation Being an Askhole? | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
Vu Le Executive Director Rainier Valley Corps You know that guy who always asks for...
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5 Tips for Effective, Efficient, and Easy Cold Calls ‹ JustWrite Solutions

5 Tips for Effective, Efficient, and Easy Cold Calls ‹ JustWrite Solutions | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
JustWrite Solutions is dedicated to developing the human and financial potential of nonprofit organizations throughout the country. Just Write Solutions help nonprofits differentiate themselves in a world of scarce resources and are invested in our clients’ missions. We act in good faith as stewards of personal, client, and community resources.>



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Perfecting the letter of inquiry | The NonProfit Times

A letter of inquiry (LOI) is the first chance to make a good impression on a...
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Class is In Session: Four Go To Resources for Developing a Compelling Need Section - DH Leonard Consulting

Class is In Session: Four Go To Resources for Developing a Compelling Need Section - DH Leonard Consulting | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
My first two Class Is In Session posts focused on pre-planning for applications and putting together a great grant team.  Information and data gathering for the need section of a proposal is another key step in the application process.
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How to win an Olympic medal in grantseeking

How to win an Olympic medal in grantseeking | The Art of Grantsmanship | Scoop.it
Does watching the feats of Olympic athletes inspire you to sharpen your own game? In that spirit, here are three tactics that will help you to win in grantseeking. See you in Sochi!    GOLD ME...
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How to Get Grant Awards: 4 Keys to a Successful Proposal ...

It's been a great week and God has blessed two of my clients with substantial grant awards! Determined to ensure they remain sustainable, they have recognized the value of adding grant writing to their fundraising efforts.
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Open Membership | Grant Professionals Foundation

Grant Professionals Foundation - Open Membership Scholarship Application: due March 31st @gpanational #grantchat http://t.co/dvoeCWzV7p
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Dr. Beverly Browning on Grant Writing and Contingency Fees - YouTube

Dr. Beverly Browning ("Dr. Bev"), Vice President of Grants Professional Services for eCivis, warns against contingency fees for grant writers.
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eCivis, Inc.'s curator insight, June 19, 2014 1:09 PM

Short 'n sweet 'n highly important point on grantsmanship ethics!