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The Importance of Community Partnerships

Community partnerships can be great opportunities for schools to not only connect students, parents, nonprofit organizations, and educators to increase funding chances, but also a measure to create advocacy for education and work towards achieving a common goal.

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The Soft Underbelly of Nonprofit Collaboration Pt. 2

Last week, we looked at the first part of Valerie F. Leonard’s blog “The Soft Underbelly of Nonprofit Collaboration.” This week, we continue with part 2. Her blog focuses on the opportunities and pitfalls of collaboration between agencies and organizations.

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The Soft Underbelly of Nonprofit Collaboration Pt. 1

Everybody is talking about how important it is for organizations to work together. Few are addressing the potential pitfalls and vulnerabilities of partnership.

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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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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


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