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How to Get Going on a Grant Application

Applying for a grant requires plenty of preparation and research. To begin the grant-seeking process, you need to understand the different types of grants, what grant money can be used for, and what grantwriters [more…]

How to Find Grants through Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog

You can find all sorts of information about grants offered by the federal government in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). The CFDA contains information about every competitive and formula [more…]

How to Register as an Organization on Grants.gov

In order to apply for a grant from Grants.gov, your organization must complete the (not so easy) Grants.gov registration process. To get your organization registered to submit grant applications on the [more…]

How to Register as an Individual on Grants.gov

If you want to apply for a grant from Grants.gov as an individual, you must complete the (not so easy) Grants.gov registration process. Individual registration can take up to one business day to complete [more…]

How to Read a Request For Proposal for a Contract Bid

When a company issues an opportunity to bid on a contract for funding, often referred to as an RFP (Request For Proposal)or RFQ (Request for Quote), you must be able to quickly scan the technical proposal [more…]

How to Find Federal Resources to Help You Write Your Grant Applications

Most government agencies that award grants or contracts produce publications that can give you a leg up on writing all types of grant applications and RFP narratives. You can find these valuable resources [more…]

How to Uncover Hard-to-Find Statistics for Your Grant Application

Knowing how to find current and relevant demographics (also known as statistics) is crucial to writing an effective grant application. Unfortunately, these statistics aren’t always easy to find when you [more…]

How to Research Prospective Donors to Your Nonprofit

Professional fundraisers will tell you that the three keys to raising money for nonprofits are research, research, and research. To see what they mean, consider this scenario: You know that your next-door [more…]

How to Use the Foundation Center to Find Nonprofit Grants

During the past 60 years, the public has gained increased access to information about nonprofit funding sources. One milestone in this movement was the creation of the Foundation Center in 1956. Originally [more…]

How to Search the Foundation Center’s Grant Information for Your Nonprofit

The Foundation Center is a resource that should be utilized by anyone in the nonprofit world. Here are a few pointers to help you cast your net using the Foundation Center tools: [more…]

How to Determine the Best Grant Prospects for Your Nonprofit

It’s time to take your nonprofit’s broad list of prospects in hand and find out more about each of them to best arm yourself for seeking grants. See what you can discover from the following sources: [more…]

How to Pursue Federal Government Grants for Your Nonprofit

To pursue government funds for your nonprofit, you want to study a different set of research guides from those that help you with foundations and corporations. The publication that’s most likely to help [more…]

How to Approach Different Kinds of Foundations as a Nonprofit Grant Seeker

Foundations are formed and governed in different ways. These differences may affect the way your nonprofit organization addresses them as a grant seeker. There are four basic kinds of foundations. [more…]

3 Great Websites for Grant Writing and Grant Funding

You can find myriad grant research websites these days, both free and subscription-based. If you are seeking a grant, have a look at one of the following sites: [more…]

11 Places to Look for Grant Funding

Before you get down to business writing grant requests, you first have to search for and qualify potential grant funding opportunities. Knowing who's funding your type of organization, who's funding in [more…]

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