Is Writing a Book worth the Time and Effort?

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Is writing a book worth the time and effort? For some, yes. For others, it is an absolute no. It all depends on what you’re trying to accomplish with your book. If you are just trying to find one more way to make money, there is no reason for you to put in the extra … Read more

How to write a Capital-Grant Proposal with detailed Program Plan

How to write a Capital-Grant Proposal – with detailed Program Plan

Most nonprofit organizations undertake a capital campaign at some time during their growth to fund the construction or renovation of a building or the acquisition of costly equipment. These efforts—which often require millions of dollars and several years to realize—especially need the assistance of a savvy grant writer to supplement the work of staff development … Read more

Explanation of Grant and Contracting Terminology

Explanation of Grant & Contracting Terminology

Acquisition is the acquiring of supplies or services by a government agency with appropriated funds through pur­chase or lease. Applicant is the entity requesting a grant. Applicant notice is published on Grants.gov and invited applications for one or more discretionary grant competitions. It provides basic program and fiscal information on each competition, informs potential applicants … Read more

How to Make Effective Use of your Non-profit’s Accomplishments for Winning Grants

How to Make Effective Use of your Non-profit’s Accomplishments for Winning Grants

Why should a private or public granting organization trust your non-profit with grant money? How is your non-profit struc­tured and what has it accomplished in the past? These are questions that need to be addressed in any grant application. These factors are important to weave into the basic narrative of the project. Private and public … Read more

Key Elements to Enhance Success with Grant Proposals

Key Elements to Enhance Success with Grant Proposals

Not all grant application submissions are persuasive to reviewers, nor are they all funded. Obviously, some grant applications are more successful than others. It is certainly important that the grant application be written as clearly and succinctly as possible. Most granting agencies will be receiving more applications than they can possibly fund. Later in the … Read more

US State Government Funding – Grants & Vendor Opportunities

US State Government Funding - Grants & Vendor Opportunities

State Nuances State government is one of the most important sources of funding for non-profits of all kinds. There are two ways to view state funding opportunities. First, states issue RFAs soliciting grant applications in a fashion similar to what the federal government does. In fact, a non-profit is more likely to receive direct funding … Read more

How to Get Free Money from the Government as Grant

How to Get Free Money from the Government as Grant

Government as friend At all times the Government provides grants to Non-Profits You may already know that the United States government has billions of dol­lars to distribute in the form of grants to non-profits. You probably just don’t know how to get your share of it Governments on all levels offer grants to non-profits: federal, … Read more

Full List of Foundations that accept Grant Proposals

Full List of Foundations that accept Grant Proposals

Grants are awarded by a variety of sources including private and family foundations, corporate foundations and government (i.e., federal, state, local). The largest grantor is the federal government, which gives the vast majority of its grants to state governments and the major cities in the country. Large, well-established non-profits can and do receive grant funding … Read more

Common Reasons for Rejected Grant Proposals

Common Reasons for Rejected Grant Proposals

One of the reasons why grant proposals are rejected is because they are not compliant with the guidelines. These guidelines are there for a reason. Grantmakers expect grant seekers to follow them. So, if you did not pass all of the criteria given by the grantmaker, your application will be turned down. For example, the … Read more