Category Archives: Grants

The Value of Being Grant Professional Certified (GPC)

Recently, when #fundchat and #grantchat teamed up to talk about professional certifications for nonprofit fundraisers/grant professionals, as always with both communities, a thoughtful dialogue transpired. As a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute, I  find I am often in the minority within the #fundchat community since much of the discussion talks… Read More »

6 Tips To Avoid Common Grant Application Mistakes

As grant professionals and fundraisers we are always working to improve our success ratio, write a stronger application, and build better relationships with our funders. While keeping you attention on best practices when completing your grant applications, it is still possible to overlook some small, yet common and easy-to-address mistakes. I facilitated a panel at… Read More »

Seven Qualities of Excellent Grant Proposals

There are literally dozens of books and articles (okay, perhaps hundreds) written about how to write excellent grant proposals.  They walk you through the technical components of the application: need statement, SMART goals and objectives, budget narratives, and the rest. They deal with the more precise aspects of the grant writing process. Understanding and mastering… Read More »

6 Ways To Raise More Money Without New Donors

If you achieve your fundraising goal this year, your reward will likely be an increased goal next year. At most nonprofit organizations, the struggle to raise ever-increasing amounts of money never ends. This drives many nonprofits into a continuous donor-acquisition mode. However, you don’t need a single new donor to raise more money. Given that… Read More »