Category Archives: Grant Research

Grant Writing: The Most Commonly Requested Attachments

  When applying for a grant, funders will often ask for specific attachments. Read the guidelines carefully and only send what has been requested. Funders may ask for the following to help shed more light on your organization.  Audited financial statement R.S. Determination Letter Board roster Project budget Organizational budget Letters of support or endorsement Resumes …

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Applying for a Grant (Part III)? Important Steps to Follow

  These are the final yet all-important components of creating a grant-writing proposal. This is part of an ongoing blog series; read part II here.   STEP: Establish a Plan for Long-Term Funding ►Show the funder that your organization is working toward sustainability and self-sufficiency ►Determine how ongoing programs/services will be funded ►Develop a strategic …

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Applying for a Grant (Part II)? Don’t Overlook These Essential Steps

  It’s important that nonprofits dedicate ample time and resources to create the essential components of a grant proposal package. Here are a few steps in our ongoing grant-writing series. Read part I here.   STEP: Follow Directions ►Don’t lose out because you did not follow directions ►Read the application guidelines thoroughly ►If you don’t …

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Applying for a Grant? Follow These 4 Steps (Part I)

            Step 1:  Have a Plan ►Develop a written short-term and long-term strategic plan ►Determine the funds needed annually ►Create a line-item budget ►Identify specific funding needs ►Know for what you are asking the funder ►Establish a grant-writing team   Step 2:  Do Your Homework ►Research grant opportunities ►Review the …

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