How Does a Grant Maker Decide Who Gets the Grant?

How Does a Grant Maker Decide Who Gets the Grant?

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with Diane Leonard.  Diane, a former Program Officer for the Michigan Women’s Foundation, a statewide, public foundation, enthralled me with her experience of being on “the other side.”  (Right now, can’t you just picture a group of women and men all huddled around their mahogany conference tableRead More

The 2 Radical Actions I Took to Begin Winning More Grants

The 2 Radical Actions I Took to Begin Winning More Grants

As a grant writer with nearly two decades of experience (ouch!) I’ve recently been reflecting on this chosen career that has simultaneously frustrated to me no end yet has given me indescribable joy. There most certainly have been highlights and low points along the way but if you were to ask me when I turnedRead More

8 Do’s & Don’ts to Help You Get More Corporate Grant Funding

Approaching a corporation requires thinking like a business. While individuals in the corporation may be deeply committed personally to your cause, they must also balance other demands. What will the stockholders think? Does this increase the bottom line in any way? Will the corporation be swamped with requests from other groups? Show them how theyRead More

Pay Attention!  How Do You Keep Your Grant Reviewer’s Eyes from Glazing Over?

Pay Attention! How Do You Keep Your Grant Reviewer’s Eyes from Glazing Over?

The job of a grant reviewer can be tough! Imagine reading proposal after proposal after proposal until your eyes practically glaze over.  You know just like I do that at times they must get bored. The last thing you want to do though is bore the person that potentially has the power to approve or denyRead More