How to Write a Killer Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to get a grant

Not all funders use the same grantmaking process. Trying to figure out what they want from you, in order to apply for a grant, can be daunting.   Some have applications they want you to complete. Others want you to submit proposals. Then, there are those that require a Letter of Inquiry – or

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What successful grant seekers know that grant strugglers don’t 

Grants can be a vital component of a successful fundraising plan and generate a big chunk of income for your nonprofit.   But if you don’t know what you’re doing, it can be hard and those grant awards can be elusive.   So, what does it take to get grants? What do the successful grant

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Top 5 Things to Do Before You Write a Grant

If there’s one question we hear more than any other from newbies, startups, and folks with underfunded nonprofits, Folders with the label Applications and Grants it’s this: “How do I get grants?” Grants can be an excellent source of revenue to pay for programs, projects, and even overhead, and we believe grant seeking

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Top 5 Things to Do Before You Write a Grant

If there’s one question we hear more than any other from newbies, startups, and folks with underfunded nonprofits, it’s this: “How do I get grants?”   Grants can be an excellent source of revenue to pay for programs, projects, and even overhead, and we believe grant seeking is part of a healthy, diversified revenue stream.30

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7 Questions to Get Small Nonprofits Ready to Get Grants

Imagine having all the money you need to run your nonprofit.   Bills are getting paid. Your operations are buzzing. Everyone’s smiling.   You’re making the difference you set out to make!   Feels great, doesn’t it?   Do you know one of the keys to achieving this state of bliss is in your nonprofit’s30

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5 Ways to Rise Above Your Competition when Writing Grants

This weeks article was written by Sheri Chaney Jones from Measurement Resources Company.   There are no participation trophies when it comes to grant funding.  Some organizations will win the funding and others will not.  Organizations that consistently get funded start from the funder’s perspective when developing the application.   Winning applicants understand that funders30

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6 Keys to Getting Grants

“How do I get grants?” This is one of the most common questions I get from newbies, startups, and folks who are still underfunded. I think maybe they’re looking for a silver bullet that will magically make grants appear for them. Well, it’s definitely not a “build it and they will come” situation. Just because30

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Great book for perfecting your grantwriting skills

One of the first questions Fundraising Newbies ask me is “How can I get grants to fund my organization?” They’ve heard of other nonprofits getting grants and they want their share, too. Smart. I don’t like to see anyone leave grant money on the table. In other words, I like to see nonprofits getting all30

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It Was This Approach That Started Winning More Grants

I’ve been in nonprofit fundraising a lot longer than I care to admit. I also hate to admit that it was several years before I actually “got” something that changed the entire way I went about asking for grant money. As a matter of fact, once I “got” this, my grant funding track record soared! […]

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It Was This Approach That Started Winning More Grants

I’ve been in nonprofit fundraising a lot longer than I care to admit. I also hate to admit that it was several years before I actually “got” something that changed the entire way I went about asking for grant money. As a matter of fact, once I “got” this, my grant funding track record soared! […]

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