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They said “No”—Now What?

By |2020-11-09T10:46:46-08:00September 7th, 2020|

So you have done the necessary research for your campaign and identified what looks to be some great Funders. You have written what you consider a great Letter of Inquiry and you are feeling sure you are going to be successful this time. Then you get a “No” or, even worse, you get no [...]

How Much Should I Ask For?

By |2020-11-09T10:23:39-08:00August 31st, 2020|

We're often asked the question of how much money  to ask from a Foundation. I’d love to tell you this is a simple yes or no answer, but the reality is that your grant request amount should be based on a  variety of different factors. Initially, you will need to take into consideration the total [...]

Do Your Research!

By |2020-11-09T10:46:23-08:00August 24th, 2020|

Successful grant writing should always begin with thorough research. The research that you do will undoubtedly be time consuming for you, but take heart. This will be time well spent and most certainly should not be overlooked. Ultimately, your goal is to match your charity’s programs, activities, and goals with targeted grantmakers. Each Foundation—whether a [...]

Establishing Relationships

By |2020-11-09T10:46:05-08:00July 24th, 2020|

“It’s all about establishing and maintaining relationships” Really? Could it be that simple? Well, probably not quite that simple, but it most certainly stands to reason; Foundations do not want to feel that they are the local ATM machine. You need to put yourself in their shoes for a moment. They are looking to build [...]

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