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Grant Writing

Third Time’s A Charm…

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Last week I participated in a site visit between my client, The Cove School, and a private foundation we are pursuing for funding. It’s a great story of cultivation and relationship building. The Cove School is a private K-12 school in Northbrook, IL serving students with complex learning disabilities. I identified the foundation as a.

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Steps to a Successful Corporate Grant

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When I begin work with a new client on strengthening their grants program, one of the first steps is to look at past funders and explore opportunities for repeat funding. Secondly, I turn to current board members to identify their corporate contacts and see if there is a match. Once a match is identified, it.

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Unique Funder = Unique Application Process

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Every Foundation is different and therefore every grant proposal you submit will be different, even if it is for the same program and requests the same dollar amount as the one before. Before you sit down to write a grant proposal, spend some time studying the prospective funder and their unique application process. Go back.

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The Art of Grant Writing – It’s All About The Mission

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Prior to sitting down to write a grant proposal it’s crucial that you have a solid understanding of the mission, goals and objectives of the organization. Who am I representing in my writing? What is the value added as a result of the work? How are lives being changed? The answers to these questions are.

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The Art of Grant Writing

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To me, a nonprofit fundraising professional with 10-15 years of grant writing experience, successful grant writing is an art form. It takes more than knowledge and skill – oftentimes the process requires a delicate balance of patience, intensity and a few tears. Grant writing demands creative expression, passion, data and lots of research. A proposal.

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