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Ryder ppoint

  1. 1. 5 Tips for Writing Effective Grant Proposals Christina Ryder CEO The Grantwell, LLC Christina@thegrantwell.com
  2. 2. Tip #1: Take The Time To Do Research● Research Funders and Funding Opportunities● Free and Low Cost Foundation Grant Databases● 990s and Guidestar Access to 990s● Broad vs. Targeted Approaches● Relationships and Utilizing the Connections of Volunteers and Board Members
  3. 3. Tip #2: Describe Organizational Capacity● Discuss Organizational History● Outline Your Successes● Describe Your Ability to Manage Grant Funds● Understand and Plan for Organizational Limitations● Leverage Organizational Operating Costs, Donations, Match Funds, and Programmatic Strengths
  4. 4. Tip #3: Program Planning● Research and Address Community/Organizational Gaps in Service● Connect Proposals to Other Strategic Development Initiatives● Clearly and Concisely Describe Project Activities● Connect Activities to Clear Goals and Objectives● Connect Goals and Objectives to Outcomes● Connect Outcomes to Performance Measures● Collaborate When Appropriate and Helpful
  5. 5. Tip #4: Evaluation Methodologies● Clearly Describe Performance Measures● Seek Assistance with Evaluation Processes if Needed● Offer Both Financial and Programmatic Results for Funders● Data Can Be Your Friend During the Grant Time Frame● Utilizing Data to Increase Effectiveness, Efficiency, and When Applying for Future Grants
  6. 6. Tip #5: Communication● Ask Questions● Follow Formatting Guidelines and Instructions● Follow Up and Follow Through● Seek Direction if Refused for Funding● Keep Lines of Communication Open
  7. 7. Contact Information● Fan us on Facebook: The Grantwell● Follow us on Twitter: grantwell● Sign Up for Our Free Newsletter: www.thegrantwell.com● Seek Additional Training if Needed: www.thegrantwell.com/grant_school● Christina@thegrantwell.com

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