Grant Writing

Follow Every Single Requirement of a Grantor

I know, I know, reading the requirements put forth in a Request for Proposal (RFP) for grant funding is mundane at best. I have used such materials myself to combat insomnia. As painful as it might be, you need to read every requirement and follow them all. You might discover it is not even worth your while to apply. Similarly, you are likely to find specific language that directs you as to what programs and activities for which you can…

Write stronger grant proposals

Accumulate quotes that show the strengths of your organization from the viewpoint of your funders and use them in your grant proposals.  What? You’ve never kept a quote or asked for one from a participant? Time to call on one of your biggest supporters. Set up an interview with her and tell her why. You can send her questions ahead of time to prepare her for the interview. Then take her answers and use them for your quotes. Any supporter…