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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

The best way to sustain a high funding success rate is to identify multiple funding sources for each project initiative. Then submit your grant proposals to all of them. Sending out multiple proposals [more…]

How to Prioritize Your Potential Private Funders and Grant Applications

After you identify the potential private funders that are the best fit for your program, you need to determine which funders get your attention first. Prioritize the funders to whom you want to submit [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 or bid proposal, you may miss fatal writing or formatting errors. Unfortunately, when program officers and peer reviewers reading your [more…]

How to Organize Your Grant Application's Attachments

The attachments to your grant application go in a specific order. For most government grant applications, the attachments are compiled in the order that you refer to them in the narrative you construct [more…]

How to Submit Your Grant Application Electronically on Grants.gov

E-grants are the only way to submit your funding request to many corporations and foundations, as well as to most government agencies, especially the federal government. [more…]

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