Browse Tag: Grant Writing

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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Grant Writing: Four of the Most Common Obstacles

While each grant proposal is different and unique, the challenges and problems are the same for many grant writers, whether they are professional or novice writers. In this blog, we review a few of the most common obstacles that grant writers encounter.

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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

Online Grant Application

Easy Steps to Submitting Online Applications

Online applications appear to be an easy option to submit a grant proposal. Online platforms make it easier for foundations to receive and review proposals, but they provide unique challenges for grant writers. Here are some tips to help you avoid the most common online application mistakes. Continue Reading

10 Questions You Need to Ask Before Writing a Grant Application

If you think you are ready to write your grant application, take a step back and ask yourself these 10 questions. If you can easily answer all of them, you are ready to dive into your proposal. Continue Reading

What Should You Ask Program Officers About Proposals

The world of grant writing takes a front seat for many of us in the spring and fall when a myriad of applications are available and due. This is a prime time to explore questions to ask when reaching out to program officers. Continue Reading


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