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Grant Writing: 3 Tips for Discussing Impact in Federal Grant Applications

Applying for federal funding is intricate and must be done with the utmost care. This blog offers three tips for grant writers to highlight the impact of their projects. The following case uses the example of a federal grant to support a wildlife restoration project.

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How Not To Annoy Your Funder

Grant applications are a time-consuming process for applicants, but they can be equally time consuming for funders. Just as applicants may be overwhelmed by instructions, guidelines, requests, Letters of Intent, and multiple copies of paperwork, the person reviewing applications is confronted with the same workload. We complied some items that rank high on funders’ lists of frustrations.

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Who and How—The Best Letter of Support

Many grant makers ask potential grantees to submit Letters of Support as part of the application process. An effective Letter of Support can make an application stand out from the rest. This means that organizations must carefully choose the right person to author a support letter and understand the basic mechanics of producing a successful letter.

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4 Most Common Reasons Your Application is Rejected

Having a carefully crafted and passionately presented grant proposal rejected is never a cheerful experience. But don’t fret too much; you are not alone. In general, only approximately one in 10 grant proposals are accepted.

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Capital Grants for Education

Capital grants are among the most difficult to apply for, but they can be important funding opportunities for schools and districts to improve services. Capital grants are one-time grants that are intended for large projects such as construction, land purchases, or refurbishment. They can also be used for large equipment purchases or vehicles and transportation. Continue Reading

Are you Grant Ready?

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — Benjamin Franklin

When it comes time to prepare a grant application—whether you are an experienced grant seeker or a newbie—the one thing you will need is documentation. Continue Reading

Describing the Methodology in Your Grant Proposal

After reviewing the goals, objectives, and outcomes in a grant proposal last week, this week we take a more detailed look at the methods section. This is where you describe what you intend to do to realize your stated goals and reach anticipated outcomes. Continue Reading

Back to Basics: Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes

To write a compelling and successful grant proposal, there are three core areas to focus on: goals, objectives, and anticipated outcomes. While these three parts should be described sequentially, they should also be considered a unit. Continue Reading

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The 5 Most Common Types of Grants

nce you decide to search for funding options, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Not only is there a breadth of information to decipher surrounding specific foundations and terminology, but there is also numerous types of funding to consider. Most grants fall into one of five categories. Keep reading to find out which grant category would be most beneficial for you. Continue Reading


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