November 27, 2016

About 20% of the time, funders will ask for a couple of letters of support to be uploaded or attached to your grant application. Have these letters prepared in advance, keeping in mind

these things:

* They must be dated in the same calendar year that you’re applying for...

November 20, 2016

There was a time when multi-year, federal, state or county grants were the way to go. You

could get one of those grants and rest on your laurels for a while as long as you didn’t upset the


Those days are gone.

Any of you who manage a government grant or work un...

November 13, 2016

Organizations make a mountain out of a mole hill when it comes to producing a budget.  Sometimes, I get an Excel spreadsheet with 18 tabs, detailing each time they buy paper towels for the office bathroom.  Other times, I have to produce a budget for a client....even s...

November 6, 2016

"Oh my, we can't have a young person on our board!"

" They are in school when we have our meetings."

" We deal with confidential information and youth may not understand how we do things."

Baloney.  I've heard it all as a grant writer.  Here's the truth.  The only reason...

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