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Nonprofit Grant Writing

For many in the world of nonprofits, grant writing remains a daunting task. But it does not have to be this way; all you need are your professional skills and your proven passion for the organization. A huge part about writing a grant is simply reading and doing what is asked of you to do.

Since grants often do not equal long-term funding, they should be thought of as bonuses for your organization. Thus, your grant applications should fit into your organization’s greater course of action, not be the entire plan.

The Funding Information Center provides tools to help you build and sustain your programs and activities. You’ll find funding ideas as well as strategies on how to apply for federal grants.

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Federal Grants

Why People (and Foundations) Give Away Their Money

Youth Funding Agencies

Office of Justice Programs Grants 101

Grants, Loans, and Other Assistance

Management and Operations

Tax Information

Statistics on Grants is devoted to providing free resources for both advanced grantwriting consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff.

Proposal Writing & Research Development Links is an excellent source provided by the Office of Research Affairs of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus.

Need More? Read: Basic Elements of Grant Writing

Writing Grants Resource Tools:

Grants and Related Resources : National Grant Makers

The Nonprofit Gateway – This site, developed by the federal government, offers a connection to various government sites of interest to nonprofits.

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education – The primary organization for college and university fundraisers, the CASE site includes news, links and important professional development information.

Association for Professional Research for Advancement – The primary organization for prospect researchers offers a page with links to various databases and professional information.

Management Concepts’ Grants & Assistance Training Management Concepts offers over 20 courses in federal grants administration, including how to apply for and manage grants, draft narratives and develop budgets, and more.

Additional Resources – Provided by Matty and Ms. Sarah Golding

Developing Ideas for the Proposal

Community Support

Identification of a Funding Resource

Getting Organized to Write the Proposal

Outlining Project Goals

Presenting a Credible Applicant or Organization

Stating the Problem/Purpose

Designing a Plan of Action

Planning the Budget

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