How to Track and Manage Your Grantseeking Operations

By Kristen Evans on 08/24/2017

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Successful grantseeking operations are as much about managing a wealth of information as they are about writing a stand-out proposal. From prospective funders to grant cycle deadlines, there’s plenty to track as you move grants through the pipeline.

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How to Embody the 5 Characteristics of an Effective Grant Writer

By Kristen Evans on 08/10/2017

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As any good grant writer knows, our job involves far more than writing proposals. There’s program staff to interview, data to track, and plenty of deadlines to organize – smack dab in the middle of a busy nonprofit fundraising year.

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No More ‘Necessary Evil’: Create Grantee Reports with Indispensable Value

By Kristen Evans on 07/27/2017

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Depending on the requirements of your funder, you’ll most likely have to file a detailed report about your financials, along with an evaluation of the funded program. Although grant reporting can be a valuable tool for growth, this crucial component of the funding cycle often causes sticking points for both nonprofits and funders.

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Want to Secure More Grant Money? Tell a Good Story.

By Aaron Lester on 07/20/2017

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Serving the Public Good, By Invitation Only

By Brad Smith, Foundation Center on 02/11/2016

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Brad Smith is president of Foundation Center.

America's foundations are not particularly interested in receiving your proposal. Earlier this year I did a quick search on Foundation Directory Online (FDO) of the 96,042 independent, company-sponsored, and community foundations based in the U.S. The results were pretty shocking: only 26,663 are willing to accept unsolicited proposals. That's right, 28 percent.

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Grantseeking 101: 6 Tips to Find Grants and Smash Your Fundraising Goals

By Aaron Lester on 12/23/2015

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For many nonprofit organizations, the grantseeking process is overwhelming. Every foundation asks for something a little different from their applicants – and after all the hard work, funding is never guaranteed. Maybe you find yourself wondering how you’re ever going to streamline (let alone master) the grantseeking process at your nonprofit. Don't worry. We've got five tips to get you started.

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