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  1. 1. GRANTSEEKING SELECTED WEB RESOURCES Make ResourceConnect www.new.org/resourceconnect your first stop for all your information needs. Finding sources of funding Grants.gov www.grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant- making agencies. Submit applications online! The Foundation Directory Online http://fconline.fdncenter.org/ is the definitive database of foundations and corporate giving programs. It is available to use for free at cooperating collection libraries [http://foundationcenter.org/collections/] and via ResourceConnect at NEW. Call NEW 734-998-0160 ext. 218 to make an appointment to use this subscription database that can give you a targeted list of grantmakers likely to support your mission. The Foundation Center http://www.fdncenter.org is a comprehensive source for information on foundations. Subscribe to free email newsletters Philanthropy News Digest and RFP Bulletin, and/or search back issues online. Enter the name of any foundation in “Foundation Finder” http://lnp.fdncenter.org/finder.html to get access to 990 tax information forms (section XV lists all grants made in that fiscal year). Jon Harrison, a Michigan State University Librarian, maintains an up-to-date website http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/index.htm on grants and how to find them. This is a great place to start, with further links. Get background on eligibility and find donors by topic. The Chronicle of Philanthropy http://www.philanthropy.com. Guide to Grants available with a subscription. Corporate grantmakers section. Their Nonprofit Handbook is a valuable reference guide (available online to subscribers only). ResourceConnect®, a program of NEW May 2009 1100 N. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Ph. 734-998-0160 ext. 218 s/rc/fundraising/grantwriting/webographygrantseeker10-08
  2. 2. Help with proposal writing NEW’s ResourceConnect pages http://www.new.org/resourceconnect/ . Look under Resource Database, then “fundraising” to find service providers, websites and book titles. Council of Michigan Foundations. http://www.cmif.org See “grantseekers” in left column. Download “Information for Seeking Corporate and Foundation Grants,“ which includes the common grant application form. The Foundation Center http://foundationcenter.org help you find funders and gain knowledge. Check out their Proposal Writing Short Course http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/tutorials/shortcourse/index.html. Free Management Library http://www.managementhelp.org/ covers many topics including “Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting.” Grantwriters.com http://www.grantwriters.com A site with free information, bookstore, training, services. Offers an online course on grantwriting, an “interactive educational journey” for $300. Guidestar http://www.guidestar.org “The Donor's Guide to the Nonprofit Universe.” A searchable database of more than 850,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States, including foundations. Complete IRS 990 forms available to download. Be sure your organization has a profile here. Register for free to reach more information. Central Michigan University’s “Proposal Writer’s Handbook” www.orsp.cmich.edu/research/documents/pdf/Proposal%20WritersHandbook.pdf may be downloaded free. Includes “Grant Proposal Self-Assessment Tool.” The Grantsmanship Center http://www.tgci.com/ sells sample proposals; CD by subject $99; customized CDs for $29 for first proposal, $20 for each additional. All 600 proposal abstracts may be browsed. Nonprofits and Data: Using Data to Support Grant Applications and Other Funding Opportunities by the Johnson Center. Available via MNA's website. (ppt) http://www.mnaonline.org/conf2007/pdf/NonprofitsandData.pdf Find more resources on grantseeking and all aspects of nonprofit management at ResourceConnect http://www.new.org/resourceconnect -2-

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