Tag Archives: Grant writing

Thoughts on Writing Your Own Grants


Hope you had a great Fourth of July. I spent a good deal of my time writing a grant proposal. Not for a client. For me. It has been a long time since I wrote a proposal for my own … Continue reading

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Donations Barely Rose Last Year


The Chronicle of Philanthropy tells us that donations from individuals are still down. And at this rate it could take 5 or 6 years for donations to recover to their pre-2007 level. What do we learn? That fundraising is a … Continue reading

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Your Proposal Is Rejected. Now What?


When some nonprofits get the rejection notice, the staff takes it as — well, rejection. They get depressed or angry. They curse the funder. They rail at the cosmos. They feel personally rejected. Simmer down, people. Savvy fundraisers can use rejection to … Continue reading

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Four Resources So Your Writing Doesn’t Suck


Sucky writing is easy. Anyone can do it. I was on a plane yesterday. The only reading material were trade magazines left by an insurance agent. I got a snootful of  sucky writing. To be fair, the writers were salesmen … Continue reading

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