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Need Unrestricted Funds? Try 4 Techniques to Get More Operating $$

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It’s a common refrain among nonprofit leaders. “Why do these funders have to tie our hands so much? If only we had more…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on February 20, 2014 at 10:49am — No Comments

Use Communication Trends to Win More Grants: New Data Says You Should Focus on 4 Tactics in 2013

Today I received a link to the 2013 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report from Kivi Leroux at Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com. I look forward to reading this report every year because I know the treasures within will help nonprofit leaders I work with position their nonprofits against…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on January 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Finding the Needle: Grant Prospecting

To find funding for your programs or project, you must identify the foundations, corporations, and government institutions that are the “right fit” for your work. Grant prospecting is the act of using database tools, professional networks, and personal contacts to identify and cultivate the most appropriate potential funding partners--the "right fits" for your mission and programs.…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on February 17, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Art & Science of Competitive Grant Seeking

Some have asked, “Is the key to winning grants an art or a science?” I believe it is both. The “science” of grant seeking involves aligning your proposal to precisely conform to the grant maker’s guidelines. It also means adhering to the standard rules of writing (see Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, for example) and formatting your proposal document to make your case for support easy to follow for the reviewer. The “art” of grant seeking includes marketing your project (whether it is a…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on January 30, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Cultivating Family Foundations

Different types of grant makers require different cultivation and solicitation strategies. Soliciting family foundations, in particular, requires a thoughtful and well-planned cultivation effort to increase your chances for grant funding.

 

Family foundations are those whose funds were created by or derived from members of a single family (Council on Foundations, 2010). Today, of the more than 75,000 private foundations in the U.S., nearly half are family foundations . Family…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on January 30, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Writing Your Sustainability Plan

The Sustainability Plan is intended to assure your prospective funder that the program or solution to a community problem you propose will continue long after their grant funding ends. No one wants to provide funding to an organization which does not have a plan to continue the program without grant funding. An example sustainably plan (along with the question posed by the Health Resource Service Administration) that I recently wrote for a federal application follows:

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Added by Beverly Santicola on January 30, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

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Using Research & Evaluation Grants to Find Tech Funding: Two Case Studies to Motivate You

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on April 16, 2014 at 1:32pm 0 Comments

In previous posts, we’ve talked about using operating, program, and capital grants to fund your technology needs. But there is another option (isn't that always the case). Have you considered using research or evaluation grants?

The following two case studies illustrate how you can get the tech funding you need AND secure more support for your programs.

Case Study #1: Evaluation of a Children’s Overweight/Obesity Program at School

One school-based health…

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Need Unrestricted Funds? Try 4 Techniques to Get More Operating $$

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on February 20, 2014 at 10:49am 0 Comments

Image courtesy of Artville

It’s a common refrain among nonprofit leaders. “Why do these funders have to tie our hands so much? If only we had more…

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A model for writing a successful classroom technology funding proposal

Posted by Ron Flavin on February 15, 2014 at 7:37am 1 Comment

Technology in the classroom has been a hot topic among educators for a number of years now.  Some of the technologies being deployed in the classroom include computer workstations, laptops, tablets (including iPads), iPods, videoconferencing technologies, wireless Internet, SmartBoards, robotics and more. Though not a technology per se, educators are also increasingly integrating social media into their classrooms.

In my opinion, ten years ago it was fairly easy to write a grant…

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