What does it take to get grants?   The answer might surprise you.   We talk to people all the time who would love to get grants. Heck, they’ve tried submitting grants and get told “no” so often that they’re ready to give up.   I hate that.   Most nonprofits can get grants30

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by Mandy Pearce   Read the guidelines. They’re there for a reason.   In short, grant guidelines are instructions. Grant guidelines are not suggestions, they are a specific set of rules that an applicant should follow when developing a grant proposal. Guidelines can be anywhere from one page to hundreds of pages, depending on the30

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When it comes to grantwriting, it can be confusing to decide which kinds of grants to go after. Here’s a quick-and-dirty explanation of private, corporate, and government grants. Typically, I like to go after private foundation grant opportunities first.  They tend to be the easiest to apply for and the easiest to follow up on. 30

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Writing grants is one of the most popular fundraising techniques for nonprofit organizations. With hundreds of foundations out there offering millions of dollars to fund a variety of programs, it’s easy to understand why Fundraising staff and volunteers want to write proposals to seek funding through grantwriting. Unfortunately, there are lots of ways to make30

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