It Was This Approach That Started Winning More Grants

It Was This Approach That Started Winning More Grants

I’ve been in nonprofit fundraising a lot longer than I care to admit. I also hate to admit that it was several years before I actually “got” something that changed the entire way I went about asking for grant money. As a matter of fact, once I “got” this, my grant funding track record soared!Read More

How to Find Grant Makers that Want to Fund You

How to Find Grant Makers that Want to Fund You

Are you tentative in your grant requests?  You know, like if they decide to fund you that they would be doing you a favor? To be honest, I’ve felt this way with some of my own submissions. I felt like I was begging more than asking support for a project that would further both myRead More

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