Hiring a Grants Consultant: FAQ & Qualities to Look For

Hiring a grants consultant? Here's what to look for.

Outsourcing the time-consuming work of grant writing to a grant writing consultant can be a wise investment. That’s because the most valuable place for your leadership team and development staff is not behind a desk, but in front of funders to cultivate relationships. Plus, an external grant writer can provide dedicated focus to propel a…

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25 Top Fundraising Consultants: Standout Firms for Any Need

Explore Grants Plus’s comprehensive list of top fundraising consultants and fundraising consulting firms.

How can your organization more quickly and confidently reach its fundraising goals? By enlisting an experienced fundraising consultant or fundraising consultant firm who can guide your team to pursue new approaches and winning fundraising strategies. What’s key is choosing a consultant who has a proven track record and specialized expertise to fill your organization’s most…

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Nonprofit Grant Writing: How to Secure Grants for Your Cause

n this guide, learn the fundamentals of nonprofit grant writing.

Grant funding is crucial to the survival and success of most nonprofits. But the process of capturing grant funding can be highly competitive. It’s especially difficult when a grant writer requests support for a new program or organization for the first time. Part of what makes grant writing so challenging is that typically every funder…

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Open the Door to “Invitation Only” Grant Funders

Is the door closed to a proposal? Don’t be discouraged! Build a strategy to open the door.  When you throw a party, you don’t open it up to the public. Instead you invite those with whom you share a connection, a history, or a mutual interest. The people who lead a private or family foundation…

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When To Compete for National Grant Funding

“Why aren’t we getting grants from national foundations?” Nonprofit fund development directors may get this question from their executive directors or from members of their boards. It’s easy to understand why nonprofit leaders want national grant funding: grants from national foundations are typically large compared to grants from local foundations and may come with prestige,…

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Funder ROI: Sustainability After the Grant

Grant seekers often dread the sustainability section of a grant proposal that asks: “What is the plan to sustain the project or program after the grant?”   It can be challenging enough to shape the immediate plans and needs for the project, let alone tell the future. Yet it’s understandable why a funder is concerned with…

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