Grant Writing

Signs You Might Need A Grant Consultant

Signs You Might Need A Grant Consultant

6 SIGNS YOU MIGHT NEED A GRANT CONSULTANT   Do you need to hire a Grant Consultant  If you are experiencing one or more of these situations you might need to hire a Grant Consultant: Denied funding No Grant Strategy Limited funding threatens organization or programs Highly competitive grants No time, No GPC Taking it to the next level   Your organization has been denied grants throughout in-house attempts. You have done your very best to secure grants. You hear from the funder that your application was denied. Telling your Board or your Mayor or – the worst – your…read more →

We Love Our Funders But …We Work Better Together

We Love Our Funders But …We Work Better Together

WE LOVE OUR FUNDERS BUT… WE WORK BETTER TOGETHER!   This is our first blog in a new and exciting partnership – a Link Party – with esteemed grant writers from across the country, including Jana Jane Hexter, Diane H. Leonard,  Heather Stombaugh and Mark Whitacre. Click on the links throughout this article to read their fascinating and educational perspectives on this subject. Look for more LinkParty articles in the future!   In my 15 years plus working with grants I have found funders and their staff to be some of the most amazing and passionate people. I have worked…read more →

Program Officer Part 2

Program Officer Part 2

Program Officer:  Friend of Foe? Part 2  In our second installment of Program Officer: Friend or Foe we find that the exceptional Program Officer has become more than a friend and moved into the role of Champion!  Five years after Project Streamline explored the burdens of grant applications and reporting, their new report explores streamlining trends, success, barriers and perceptions. It looks at where the field is with streamlining and where it should go next. This new report Practices That Matter: Taking Stock of Streamlining  exposes the Streamline Champion!  Streamlining grants applications and reporting requires grant makers to take time to gather information about their process…read more →

Program Officer: Friend or Foe – Part 1

Program Officer: Friend or Foe – Part 1

The Program Officer: Friend or Foe  The word “philanthropy” derives from the Ancient Greek phrase philanthropia, meaning “to love people.” When you think about a foundation program officer do you imagine a benevolent professional who loves, or at least cares, about the very people who benefit from the grant awards or do you feel like program officers are all politics, pressure and power? Would you be surprised to know that your perception and your actions have more to do with your answer than it has to do with the position of a program officer, philanthropy or foundations? Sure, grants have…read more →

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