Proven Strategies for Getting Year End Grants

You would think that as time draws near to yet another year’s end that it’s probably too late to even think about getting any new grants in. And while I continue to believe (and teach!) that grant writing should always be looked upon as a long-term approach and not a quick fix to an organization’sRead More

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