All Blog Posts Tagged 'proposal' (4)

Why & How Infographics are Effective Communication Tools in Grant Writing

As a grant writer, you may wonder why I’m writing a blog about infographics. Aren’t those the things you see on Pinterest? Why should grant writers care?

 

Infographics are a ubiquitous communication tool, and they’ve been used for years (think about your nightly weather report on TV).  Let’s look at a recent example: the Giving USA 2013 Highlights. I’m a particularly big fan of the following element from page 1 of the…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on June 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Preparing Budgets for Grant Proposals

You do not have to be an accountant to prepare a budget for your grant proposal. The budget is a simple estimated financial plan that may be presented as a table or text (or both). The budget should include both current and anticipated costs as well as all revenue sources. Clarity is essential – make sure your numbers match back to your proposal narrative and implementation methods.

Some grant makers refer to the budget first during their review of proposals. They consider it the best…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on January 30, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Gathering Data for Your Statement of Need

The Statement of Need (a.k.a. Needs Statement, Purpose Statement, Problem Statement, Case Statement, Case for Support, etc.) is a critical element of your grant proposal. Think of this section as a “teaching tool” for the grant reviewers:  you must provide sufficient evidence (i.e. statistics, demographics, community descriptions, anecdotes, etc.) to support your proposed solution (i.e. the program or project for which you request funding). For instance, if you are writing a proposal to…

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Added by Heather Stombaugh on January 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Program Plan and Design – How to Create the WOW Factor

The program plan and design account for one of the most highly scored sections of the proposal. Grant reviewers will read carefully to see if the program plan and design are:

  1. Feasible
  2. Logical
  3. Cost effective

They will also need to be assured the applicant has the capacity to implement the program successfully and that the program has the potential to make a significant impact toward addressing societal…

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Added by Beverly Santicola on January 30, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

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Funding your cutting edge technology: the Texas Emerging Technology Fund

Posted by Ron Flavin on January 25, 2015 at 3:33pm 0 Comments

Although the U.S. economy continues to pick up steam and recover from the severe economic recession, many startups and businesses of all sizes are still finding it difficult to access capital to achieve strategic growth objectives. For those working with emerging technologies that have not yet gained significant traction in the marketplace, accessing commercialization and deployment capital can be especially tough. Given this challenge, what is the best way to get funding if you are a…

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Five tips for winning a Fire Prevention & Safety grant

Posted by Ron Flavin on January 13, 2015 at 8:34am 0 Comments

In my last post I provided an overview of the SAFER grant program, along with five tips to improve your chances of winning one. In this post, I’ll provide Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grant help.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released guidelines for the fiscal year 2014 FP&S Grants program. The guidelines were released in December 2014, with the application window expected to be open from March 16 through April 17, 2015. Like SAFER and many other…

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Fire grants help: 5 tips for winning a SAFER grant

Posted by Ron Flavin on January 6, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released guidelines for the fiscal year 2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants program. The guidelines were released in December 2014, with the application window expected to be open from February 9th through March 6th 2015. This is a very short application timeframe (less than 4 weeks) so if your fire and emergency response agency is serious about winning SAFER grant funds, the time to…

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EHR, Hackers, and Data Privacy in the Digital Age: Prepare Using Best Practices

Posted by Heather Stombaugh on August 27, 2014 at 4:27am 0 Comments

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By now, many of you have heard about the Chinese hackers who stole data from Community…

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