Where are the startup grants for nonprofits?

Where are the startup grants for nonprofits?

It is the #1 question I hear. Every month, it comes up in my Facebook group.  Where can I find start-up grants for my nonprofit?

It sounds like a simple question, but I find myself hesitating because it really isn’t that simple.  Most people who ask that question haven’t yet come to grips with their unrealistic views of how a nonprofit functions.  Answering the question is not as simple as giving you a list of funders (wouldn’t life be easy that way), but it means a better understanding of how grant-making works and how to approach your grant writing strategy overall.

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How to Stand Out in Grant Proposals Without Writing One Word

How to Stand Out in Grant Proposals Without Writing One Word

When you think about what makes a successful grant proposal, the normal things come into play:  an organized proposal, attention to detail, and a compelling ask.  Your proposal’s presentation plays an integral role in how the funder perceives how well you can spend the money you may potentially win.  The end result is to ensure that the funder has the confidence in your organization to get the job done, plain and simple.  But, did you know, there are ways to instill that confidence that have nothing to do with your written proposal?  What if I told you that there are ways to boost your proposal’s success before you type one word?

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The Only Checklist You'll Need to Start Your Nonprofit

The Only Checklist You'll Need to Start Your Nonprofit

So you have your idea and have decided that you want to start your nonprofit.  Welcome to the journey!  There will be overwhelming times, but there will be victories along the way. There are many moving pieces and you will feel as if you’re missing a step.  To help guide you along the way,  download your nonprofit startup checklist to walk you through the process from start to launch

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The One Factor that Determines Your Grant Writing Success

The One Factor that Determines Your Grant Writing Success

Can you guess the #1 question I hear when talking to people who have just started their own nonprofits?  In one form or another it’s a question about how to secure a grant for the new organization.  Now, can you guess the #1 thing you should NOT do right after your start your nonprofit?  Hopefully you guessed it:  going after a grant. Please do not jump head first into grant writing in your first year.  I’m sorry to say it, but it’ll be a waste of time.

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