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How to Win Grants: Five Steps for Successful Grant Seeking for Nonprofits

How can nonprofits strategically position themselves to thrive in today’s fast-paced funding landscape? 

Grants Plus featured in Inc. Magazine

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Grants Plus featured in Inc. Magazine

Profiled among companies taking positive and proactive approaches to healthy workplaces. "Offering unpaid leave for mental health crises can help, says Lauren Steiner, president of Cleveland-based consultancy Grants Plus, which was awarded a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the American...


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Grants Plus honored with Smart Women: Progressive Organization Award

The Smart Women Awards are dedicated to honoring businesswomen, inspiring male advocates, and programs built for female empowerment. More specifically, the Progressive Organization Award recognizes organizations that prioritize women based initiatives, promote opportunities for advancement, or create family-friendly workplaces. Grants...

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Grants Plus featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business

Crain’s Cleveland Business featured Grants Plus and interviewed President Lauren Steiner for the firm’s track record helping nonprofit organizations across the country secure hard-to-raise grant dollars. “We are setting the standard for the sector when it comes to higher quality grant writing.”...

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Grants Plus founder is a “Notable Woman in Entrepreneurship”

Lauren Steiner’s Grants Plus has helped secure more than $120 million in funding for nonprofit organizations since its launch in 2007. She earned Outstanding Fundraising Professional honors in 2017 from the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Cleveland, among other...


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Grants Plus founder interviewed by Blackbaud’s Rachel Hutchisson on the SgENGAGE Podcast

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the funding landscape and shifted some of the dynamics between grant makers and grantees. Lauren Steiner, president and founder of Grants Plus, was interviewed by Blackbaud’s Rachel Hutchisson on the SgENGAGE Podcast to discuss how...

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Should Your Nonprofit Pursue Another Government Grant?

Grants Plus has helped hundreds of nonprofits to secure over $150 million in government grant funding. We understand that pursuing a government grant requires an investment of resources, time, and effort. That's why our approach goes beyond just helping you...

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Navigating Grant Seeking Staff Shortages

The four most important tactics for avoiding common pitfalls to grant seeking amidst persistent staffing challenges. ...



How Nonprofits Can Manage Grant Strategy During A Government Shutdown

Grants Plus has partnered with nonprofits to navigate funding over the past four government shutdowns. With this experience, we have identified three common scenarios and outlined practical steps to help nonprofits adjust and continue serving the community when faced with...

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Nonprofit Grant Writing: Securing Grants for Your Cause

The tips, the dos, and the don’ts of successful nonprofit grant writing....

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3 Steps Every Organization Should Take When Competing for Funding in the “New Now”

The past year has been one of flashing headlines and reactive planning. While it appears that the world may slowly be returning to some semblance of normalcy, there are certain affects that no policy or vaccine can undo. More specifically, the...

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Building Your 2022 Funding Prospect List

As the summer heat subsides, don’t let your grants program cool down! The fall fundraising season is an important time to assess the performance of your grants program so far this year, including...

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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...