Blog posts tagged with Developing proposals
As a fundraising professional, you can recite your organization’s mission by heart. You see it in print and action every day. But does your grant writing convey the power of that mission to funders?
What can your nonprofit learn from Cleveland and the Cavaliers? That there’s a powerful narrative that exists about your organization—whether you are actively writing it or not—and that you can take better hold of that story, in part by how you shape your grant proposals.
Unfortunately, grant opportunities for grassroots community building and advocacy projects remain limited. Many foundations underestimate their legal latitude to fund nonpartisan advocacy and civic engagement, and most opt to fund projects that result in concrete short-term outcomes as opposed to the perceived ambiguity of long-term social change. Where, then, does that leave the grassroots social justice sector when it comes to getting grants?
The most popular section of Tuesday’s popular webinar of the same name was, not surprisingly, the “half-secret” of appealing to a sponsor, for it essentially described the anatomy of an effective collaborative grant proposal. Here's a summary plus a few other key points from Jeremy Miner's session.
Foundation Center trainers love connecting with you, answering your questions and supporting your learning process. Unfortunately, they can’t be everywhere, so we've expanded our roster to include two new experts who are debuting in Foundation Center's Online Proposal Writing Course.
If you've written several grant proposals in your career, chances are you've heard at least one "no." As grant seekers, it is our job to distinguish between the "no's" that really mean "no, for now" and those that mean "no, never."
Part 2 continues with a few tips on sending a clean application packet, from your friendly neighborhood artist/activist who has taken several turns as a grant/fellowship reviewer and recipient.
If we can't play the same game the rest of the world plays in terms of professionalism, how can we be expected to be taken seriously (i.e., paid)? Here are a few tips from your friendly neighborhood artist/activist who has taken several turns as a grant/fellowship reviewer and recipient.
How can you spend more time asking for support and less time writing proposals? Here are five strategies to streamline your foundation fundraising program and ensure that you spend your time as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Remember these key elements when crafting a grant proposal, according to Miyesha Perry, Manager of Grants and Administration at the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. This is a recap of a special program at Foundation Center Washington D.C.