Applying For Federal Grants

Applying for Federal grants can be confusing and time-consuming for both businesses and non-profit organizations. The best way to go about it is to be prepared with all the required information such as obtaining a DUNS number, registering with the System for Award Managment (SAM.gov), and getting all your documents in order.Grant application expert Sheila […]

Win Grant Funding With A Compelling Needs Statement

If you want to win grant funding with your proposal, you’re going to need a compelling needs statement. Think of it this way: You’re the only one who really knows how big and how important your need is, so it’s your job to convey that need in a compelling manner.Professional grant writer Betsy Baker shows […]

Grant Funding Foundations Tips

One of the best tips for grant funding from foundations is to build relationships with the funders, i.e. the key personnel making the funding decision. And just how do you go about building those relationships to improve your chances of getting your grant funded?Fundraising consultant Tina Cincotti, founder of the consulting group Funding Change, explains […]

Corporate Foundations

There are many types of foundations–community, private, operating, and corporate, to name the big ones. The differences are based on a number of factors: Internal Revenue Service regulations, where the foundation money came from, and what the foundation money will be used for.Comprehending the differences can be confusing, but one type of foundation that is […]

Writing Grant Requests

Here is a brief recap of the essential elements of writing grant requests: Summary or abstract – Write this part last. Establish your credibility, state your goal, sample activities, and cost. The summary should be brief, clear, and informative and of very high quality. STAY FOCUSED!Introduction – This section highlights your credibility and your school’s […]

School Grant Writing Tips

Most successful grant writers give the same advice: begin your school grant writing with a Project, a Plan, and Permission. The Three P’s Of School Grant WritingIf you’re planning to apply for a major grant, be sure you have the support of your principal or superintendent. Many grants for more than a few thousand dollars […]

School Grant Application Tips

The following tips are for educators about to embark on the school grant application process for the first time.Writing Your School Grant Application ProposalHave a clear plan for your project. Know what you want to accomplish and the steps you will take to do it.If you can find grants that others have submitted, read them […]