Finding Emergency Grants During Crisis: Tips for New Grant Seekers

Adapted from an original article published by Grants Plus on Foundant Amidst an emergency like the COVID-19 crisis, we advise nonprofit organizations to contact their existing grant funders as soon as possible. But what if your organization does not have current grant funders? Perhaps you’ve received grants in the past but aren’t currently managing any…

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Nonprofit Grant Writing: How to Secure Grants for Your Cause

Explore these actionable nonprofit grant writing tips.

Grant writing is the process of applying for funding provided by a private, corporate, or government grantmaker.  Grant seeking is highly competitive. It’s especially difficult when requesting support for a new program or organization for the first time. Part of what makes grant writing so challenging is that typically every funder wants something different in…

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Four Truths About Grants that Board (and Staff!) Members Should Know

“Just get a grant!” Have you heard this before from a board member or senior staff leader? This statement—though well-intentioned—often suggests that the speaker may misunderstand the grant seeking process and assume getting a grant is easier said than done. Clear misconceptions out of your way by challenging them head on and championing what it…

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Five Reasons to Wait on Hiring a Grant Writer

This post by Grants Plus appeared on the Foundation Center’s Grantspace blog. I recently got a call from a board member of an organization with one paid staff person, less than a $200,000 operating budget, and no history of winning grants. This well-intentioned board member wanted to pay our grants consulting firm to write a proposal that…

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