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The Essentials of Finding and Applying for a Grant

If your organization needs funding, you may feel intimidated by the search for grants, not to mention applying for those grants. But you just need to know where to look and how to focus your energy — and, of course, how to actually apply!

How to Create a Funding Plan for Your Organization

Your funding plan is a strategic written document on a grant application that drives the organization's direction and decision-making process over a set period of time. Just a few years ago, organizations [more…]

How to Find Grant Funding for Your Organization

To identify as many potential grant-funding sources as possible for your organization, you need to carefully research the primary sources of funding: the public sector [more…]

How to Prioritize Your Potential Private Funders and Grant Applications

It's always a good idea to keep your potential private funders and grant applications organized and prioritized. After you identify the potential private funders that are the best fit for your program, [more…]

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

Writing an application for a federal grant or cooperative agreement requires making new friends in your community — not only collaborative partners but also community specialists such as evaluators. You [more…]

How to Present Your Organization's Qualifications when Applying for Grants

Any funding source you approach will have questions about the grant applicant organization’s legal name and structure, such as nonprofit, unit of government [more…]

How to Write an Application That Wins Grants

The opening section of your grant application for funding is all about your organization. The focus is on the problem your organization wants to solve, where [more…]

How to Prevent Mistakes on a Grant Application

After putting so much time and energy into your grant application, your eyes and brain may be too strained or fried to spot fatal writing or formatting errors. Unfortunately, the individuals who review [more…]

How to Organize Your Grant Application's Attachments

For most government grant applications, the attachments are compiled in the same order you refer to them in the narrative. So, read through the narrative from beginning to end and put your attachments [more…]

How to Submit Your Grant Application Electronically on Grants.gov

Grants.gov is the main gateway for federal e-grants — and one of the most comprehensive e-grants systems. The Grants.gov website makes it easy to go about the process of submitting your grant application [more…]

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