This book is designed to help nonprofit organizations craft proposals for grants from foundations, companies, and government agencies. This is a comprehensive guide to locating and winning available grants.
About the author: Michael Bush has over 30 years of grant writing experience, working as a top administrator for nonprofits. He has been on a state educational grant selection committee, and have worked for Senator Levin's office as a trainer for nonprofits in the area of nonprofit acquisition and grant writing.
Open the book and find:
- How to format the grant application?
- How to perform an effective research for available grants?
- Tips to make contacts with grant giving organizations
- How to write a winning cover letter?
- Samples of winning grants
- How to draft a proposed budget?
- Detailed breakdown for the parts of a grant
- And much more!
Q&A with the author:
Question: What are the most common problems people encounter when it comes to applying for grants in your experience?
Answer: Most people do not pay attention to the grant guidelines- and their applications get thrown out or declined.
Question: Why most grant applications are declined?
Answer: People do not take the time to plan their programs or projects and that is very evident in the application- and especially the budget. Most nonprofits do not charge for their services. They are providing something that is needed in the community- therefore, they must seek funds to help pay for staffing, offices, materials- so they apply for grants. There are lots of different types of nonprofits and lots of different reasons nonprofits apply. People applying have to look at a grantor as a partner in their mission, and try to convince that partner to help them provide the needed service. That is the emotional part of the writing.
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