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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Should You Hire a Grant Writer?

Should You Hire a Grant Writer?

Grant writing is one of those professions that you sort of fall into. Most grant writing masters earned their stripes from many long nights, thousands of cups of coffee and plenty of hectic days submitting proposals at the last second.  They didn’t start out learning the ropes from books; they sharpened their skills by being rejected, wiping the dust off their feet, and pursuing the next opportunity before them.

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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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