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Gates Foundations Seeks Communications Proposals—Game Changer

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This RFP is focused on development organizations but I hope more funding will follow from Gates and other foundations, as a recognition of how crucial engagement is to achieving organizational and programmatic goals. The submission process is simple, requiring just a two-page proposal. Anyone with a great idea is encouraged to apply.

[Guest Post] Telling Your Story In the Grant Proposal Budget

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Telling Your Story In the Grant Proposal Budget. Sadly, the budget often feels like a step-child to the proposal itself. Leonard, GPC.

Tips & Tricks from the Foundation Side of Grant Seeking

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More importantly, she's even worked in a foundation that gave out grants. Tips & Tricks from the Foundation Side of Grant Seeking.

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The Cause Marketing Proposal

Cause Related Marketing

The production of a cause marketing proposal is a very big topic. Today’s piece of it; "preparing for every contingency in your cause marketing proposal." Everybody back at corporate loves the proposal,” she says. It teaches you to think of cause marketing sponsorship as a negotiation, not just a proposal or pitch meeting.

Plan Ahead with Your Proposals

A Small Change

When doing a grant or foundation proposal you will get much further if you have a comprehensive program. Related posts: It’s Good When it Works Tips on Building Good Proposals Social Media Planning: It’s All About Engagement Creating an Online Fundraising Plan: Interview, Part 3 Meeting Outcomes. Annual Fundraising

What Grants Can, and Can’t Do for your Nonprofit

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You can look for grants for two weeks, spend another two weeks writing the proposal, and still only have a slim chance of getting the grant.

Fast Ways to Find Funding Sources

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Foundationcenter.org is a similar resource, but offers information about grants from private foundations, public foundations, and corporations throughout the United States. To search for foundation and private grant opportunities, follow these 3 steps. Step 2: Under “Find Funders” click on “The Foundation Directory Online.”

When Writing A Grant Proposal, Should The Grant Writer Use Professional Jargon or Not?

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When writing a grant application or proposal, it can be difficult to deal with the jargon or words that are unique to a nonprofit's professional field of work. Does the grant writer take the time, in the actual grant proposal, to define jargon words, after each one's use? All nonprofit organizations work in a professional field.

The Foundation Center Now Provides Free Website That Teaches How To Do Grant Writing

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The Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, has launched an online learning community for the social sector. Visitors are also offered the option of approaching the content by focusing on a particular skill they want to hone, including proposal writing, corporate fundraising, and collaboration.

Build Your Nonprofit Story Bank (Case Study)

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Welcome to guest blogger Meghan Hurley, Special Events Intern at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a senior at Loyola University Maryland. .

How to Make the Case for Your Grant Request, In the Grant Proposal

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As in all things, nonprofits looking to raise grants must execute making the case in each and every grant proposal. So.this means we will want to keep a few things when we sit down to write any nonprofit's grant proposal's main case. we nonprofits who apply for grants would be wise to create strong cases in our grant proposals.

#GRANT: Dell Computers & Dell Foundation Offer Resources For Youth & Environment

Non Profit Marketing 360

Michael and Susan Dell established their foundation in 1999 in an effort to present their booming company as a corporate citizen. If your organization would like to apply for support from the foundation, we have collated some resources to help you get started. That’s the recipe for success in today’s global market.

#Fundraising: How To Apply For Grants From The Gates Foundation

Non Profit Marketing 360

In our ongoing series on helping our readers find sources of grants and apply for them, we turn to the Gates Foundation, founded by Microsoft’s previous CEO, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. The grants from the Gates Foundation are given to organizations (especially those listed as U.S. As of today (9 October, 2011), Apple Inc.

#Fundraising: How To Apply For Grants From The Gates Foundation

Non Profit Marketing 360

In our ongoing series on helping our readers find sources of grants and apply for them, we turn to the Gates Foundation, founded by Microsoft’s previous CEO, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. The grants from the Gates Foundation are given to organizations (especially those listed as U.S. As of today (9 October, 2011), Apple Inc.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Request for Proposals

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Friday, March 16, 2007 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Funding Alert: New Routes to Community Health Call for Proposals: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has just posted a call for proposals related to Vulnerable Populations. Tags: RFP Request For Proposals Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Preparing for Every Contigency in Your Cause Marketing Proposal

Cause Related Marketing

Everybody back at corporate loved the proposal, she says. You’ve made your best cause marketing pitch to a would-be sponsor. So sorry.

#GRANTS: Verizon Foundation Offers Support For Environmental & Educational Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

But did you know the Verizon Foundation also supports such nonprofits and charities with grants in money, kind, and service? They stress the fact that the foundation will not support land or major hardware/software purchases. Verizon Foundation launches Innovative App Challenge. And century.). Here’s how. Related articles.

Are you a foundation looking for nonprofits to fund? Consider this.

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you work at a foundation or sit on the board for a foundation, I highly encourage you to pick this up. Hey Foundations!

Basic Grant Proposal Writing Workshops

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

For several years now I have been honored to teach nonprofit workshops through the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. Putting the proposal together and submitting After the Proposal - Next Steps The workshops are held at the Community Foundation's building on Soquel Drive in Aptos, right off Highway 1.

#GRANTS: The Lawrence Foundation Can Help Your Environmental Or Health Program

Non Profit Marketing 360

In our ongoing periodic series on sources for grants, we have focused on foundations tied to the great tech companies of our day. In this installment we present a foundation not obviously linked to that sector of the economy, though in fact it is intimately entwined. But the practicalities of the application process are not.

Proposal to Funding Conversion Rates

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

And my reply to the reader (in part) was: The industry rule-of-thumb I've heard is that 1 in 12 proposals gets funded, or about 8.5%, and that's in a good year. An established, larger, or older nonprofit might be only working with the same foundations year after year, and only responding to direct invitations to submit a proposal.

Descriptions of Different Grant Proposal Documents' Formats

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Do you know when you should format your grant proposal as a business letter, instead of in a report format? Always keep in mind that each foundation is different and wants/requests different information, and prefers not to receive other information or items. In doing this you're helping the foundation select your proposal to grant to.

Are you fundraising for Africa? Read this!

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For several years, she worked as a volunteer with the Ugandan Conservation Foundation, and now works in a tourism company in Uganda. Tricks?

Get Seen By Private Foundations

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Many, if not most, of the private, family foundations seem to have this notice in their listings. These foundations are typically small (under $1 million in endowment), have no full-time staff, and no means of effectively screening and evaluating the volume of material they'd receive if they did open themselves up to unsolicited applications.

Top 10 Grant Writing Tips from Foundations

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When considering applying to any foundation for a grant, be certain that the foundation is interested in the cause that your organization serves, gives to organizations in the geographic location that you live in, and offers grants for what it is that your organization needs the grant for. Be honest in your grant proposal.

How Do We Tighten Up Our Grant Proposal?

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The first priority when writing any proposal is to provide all of the requested information. My suggestion is this; if you can provide a concept that ties the entire proposal together, you will tighten up, clarify, and solidify your proposal. You and I have written three drafts of the master grant proposal (the case).

That Darn First Paragraph In Your Grant Proposal

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Perhaps you've recently sat down to write a grant proposal and you got stumped when you tried to begin the application. You've written the statement of need, you have the project's budget, and you have most of the body of the proposal pulled together. The thing is, you're just not sure how to start the proposal.

Mysterious Power of a Fresh Approach (Case Study)

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Betsey, who has written for foundations for more than 20 years, has parlayed that experience into a must-read tale set in the heart of the foundation world. Betsey: For two decades, I’ve helped foundations tell their stories in ways that resonate, but also stick to the tenants of good institutional communications.

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Seven Steps to Overcoming the Fear of Calling Potential Funders

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By conquering your fear of calling potential funders you increase your chances of submitting successful proposals immeasurably. Wendy Baird.

#Philanthropy: Get Involved With Some Of The Biggest Corporate Donors

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A list of the top 50 (as of July 2011) can be found at The Foundation Center ‘s website. What are some of the ways they give? PAF).&#

Social Media Defined

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Social Media [noun] : Internet based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of web 2.0, Proposed correct term: Social Media Tools. Proposed correct term: Social Media Engagement. Once in a while I like to go back to the basics. ″ to IT departments.

Foundations, Think of Your Nonprofit Constituents Before You Require Applicants Must Apply On Your Website

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As grant writers, today, more than ever before, we often locate potential grant donor's giving guidelines , their IRS tax form 990 , their websites (to get to know the organization's history, culture, preference, and style), and other helpful information when prepping a grant proposal. Foundations are not monsters. I know, I know.

Standard Grant Proposal Format: Tool

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Standard Grant Proposal Format. Note: Always follow the foundation’s grantmaking guidelines. If there are no guidelines, the following is a commonly used format for grantseeking. Cover Letter. Narrative (8-10 pages). Executive Summary. Organizational History & Acheivements. Problem Statement (Needs). Program Goals & Objectives.

How to Write An Effective Grant Proposal Despite Strong Emotions

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This is a case study about writing a strong and compelling grant proposal regarding, in a fair manner, but not overly stating emotion, to create an excellent grant application. As grant writers, it is sometimes difficult to cope with emotions when sitting down to write something "technical" such as a grant proposal. There's also. ".so

The Waiting is NOT the Hardest Part

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A Proposal for Uniform Feedback of Grant Application Denials From Guest Blogger: Brian Leitten. Nonprofit grants funding foundations

Be Strategic, Yes, 'Strategic' When You Write the Grant Proposal

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You are writing that grant proposal for one reason - your nonprofit has a need because, really, your community has a need that your organization is setting out to address. Read my post, How Do I Prepare To Find Foundations Who Will Fund Us? Do not, for example send them all the same proposal. Great!', I say back. don't do it).

How to Write the Organizational Description In A Grant Application

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For each grant donor (foundation, government, etc.) If, in any of the potential donor's literature they request specific information be included in or omitted from the grant proposals submitted to them, always follow their direction. As you should in all content in the proposal, be sure to write a few drafts.

That Physical Address Location Question On Most Grant Proposal Applications. What Gives? Read More.

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This question is a perfect example of a situation that warrants a nonprofit calling the potential grant donor that they are applying to (whose grant application apparently stumped them) and ask to speak to a program manager at the foundation. Tags: why give programs' physical locations how to grant donors foundations Which comes first?

It was bound to happen sooner or later, here’s why and what to do…

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The money can grow tax free (while appreciation of foundation dollars can face an excise tax on investment income of up to 2%).

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What’s the One Secret to Winning Foundation Grants?

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Then head over to Pamela’s blog to sign up for her free 5-part course on successful foundation funding. “It Government and The Foundation Center, there are over $544 billion up for grabs each and every year from thousands of sources. (To Target local foundations. Send as many targeted proposals regularly as possible.