Grant writing is a bit of a misnomer. Successful grant-writing involves advance planning and preparation. Learning the landscape, gathering data and developing your logic model are the oft neglected steps needed prior to sitting down to write the proposal.
More than Just Writing
Use this matrix as a convenient way to keep track of potential funders and deadlines as well as aligning funder priorities to individual programs.
This document defines the various types of fundraising and explores the pros and cons of each type.
Seacoast Eat Local shared this sample grant application
The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center shared this sample grant application
Get a breakdown of what should be in your grant budget along with a list of common mistakes and a final checklist for reviewing that budget before you submit it.
Use this chart to track the key elements of the grants you are seeking.
Sometimes scripting out an important phone call, such as that to a foundation program officer, can help eliminate jitters and keep you on task.
Use this form to prepare for an initial phone call to a foundation regarding funding for a new project.
Submitting a proposal to a foundation requires some preparation to increase your chances of success. Keeping these steps in mind can make a big difference.
This 2-year budget template will get you off to a good start on your next grant proposal budget.
Before you send that proposal, scroll through this checklist to make sure all your ducks are in a row.