6 Tips for Better Grant Management

Connection Cafe

When it comes to getting—and managing—grants, common pitfalls can be avoided with the proper tools and policies in place. With all the budgeting, tracking, and reporting that can go into the process, managing grants can seem like a full-time job. Most grant proposals require a budget.

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Welcome to the New Age of Accountability in Grant Management

Connection Cafe

The grant world has changed. The new federal regulations add layers of additional accountability and complexity for grant recipients. This monumental shift of responsibility onto grant recipients could be one of the most pivotal changes in grant management in decades.

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9 Things to Look for When Evaluating a Grant Proposal

Connection Cafe

Ensuring that your foundation makes impactful grants to the right nonprofit partners starts with a thorough proposal evaluation. This timeline should serve to help you, as the grantmaker, to monitor the progress of the grant and ensure it’s on track with hitting various milestones.

Survival in the New Age of Grant Management

Connection Cafe

This post is part 2 of our New Age of Grant Management series. If you haven’t already, make sure to go back and read part one, Welcome to the New Age of Accountability in Grant Management. No longer is grant funding free money with very few strings attached.

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How Fundraisers & Grant Managers Can Collaborate to Achieve Stronger Results

Connection Cafe

As a former grant manager who works on a daily basis with grant-makers, the complex, creative, diverse world of fundraising has been incredible to me. This is a great time to educate your grant partner on what you are hearing and learning in the field.

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Grant Writing Best Practices: 5 Tips from 5 Experts

NonProfit Hub

Grant writing is a great way to secure funding for your organization and has a multifaceted pathway to success. Finding the grants is half the battle, writing the grants is a whole other animal, and we’re not even going to start on reporting after the grant is awarded. You’ve got to know where to find grants for your nonprofit organization , but you also need to know the best tips and tricks to write a stellar grant proposal.

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3 Steps to Get More Grants

Connection Cafe

There are some nonprofits who won’t apply for additional grant funding because they can barely manage the ones they have. One more grant would be the proverbial “straw that breaks the camel’s back”. But to really lead the charge, accounting needs to partner directly with grant writers.

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3 Key Changes in Single Audit for Grant Managers

Connection Cafe

The bar has been raised for grant recipients receiving federal awards. With the advent of the new Uniform Guidance, non-federal entities are expected to meet performance measurements, assess risk, and effectively manage their grants to a whole new set of regulations.

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The Anatomy of a Great Grant Application

NonProfit Hub

When it comes to writing a gonna-get-the-gold grant application, it’s all about body language. No problem, see below for a closer examination of the anatomy of an amazing grant application. Check out great places to look for grants on page five of this issue.

Unlock the Door to the Right Funders with a Powerful Grant Strategy| Part 3

Connection Cafe

This blog is the third in a three part series that will focus on the tools you need in order to build a comprehensive grants seeking program. Today’s post will focus on how to build a grant strategy and apply it to your grants calendar. Grants are hard work.

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How to Generate Association Revenue Through Grants – It’s Easier Than You Think

SocialFish

A commonly overlooked solution to the challenge is to seek funds for specific programs and projects by applying for grants. Applying for grants can certainly sound like an overwhelming task, but it really doesn’t have to be. Subscribe to grant funding resources. Writing A Grant.

How Startup Nonprofits Can Get the Grant of Their Dreams

NonProfit Hub

Getting that perfect grant can be a make or break situation for a startup nonprofit. When Nonprofit Hub was at its beginning, we were lucky enough to receive a grant that helped us get our feet on solid ground. Apply for the right grants.

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Why You Should Stop Relying on Grants to Fund Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit and the plan is to use grants alone to get it funded—think again. So many first-timers think grants are the way to go as their main funding source. But, typically, most granting organizations won’t do startup work.

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4 Grant Writing Tips to Bolster Relationships with Foundations

NonProfit Hub

Grant writing is a time-consuming process. It can also be nerve-wracking if you’re inexperienced or working on a particularly important grant. Jeff Kutash, the executive director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation in Omaha, Neb, deals with grants on a daily basis. What does the head of a foundation that gave $18 million in grant money last year have to say about grant writing and the relationship between foundations and nonprofit professionals?

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Grant Writing 101: Your GPS to Success

Connection Cafe

I once ran my own grant writing business. Master this and you, too, can be a grant writing phenom. Seek support for a “fundable” project: Grants are usually awarded to projects, not to unrestricted annual support. Have other grant writing tips? Wanna know a secret?

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Grant Writing and the Perfect Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

Start Your Grant Proposal with a Story. So, why would we not want to use this powerful communication tool when writing grant proposals? It never occurred to me that there was any other way to write a grant request. I grew up on a farm in Minnesota.

Happy Grant Professionals Week—Our Top 5 Grant Writing Articles

NonProfit Hub

Dear Grant Professionals, We salute you. While we’ve always saluted you, this is the official week we’re calling you out for being amazing (with the help of the Grant Professionals Association ). Without grants, many organizations probably wouldn’t have the funds to succeed.

Is There Any Grant Money?

Tech Soup Blog

Talk to anyone associated with a nonprofit organization, and they will tell you that there isn't enough grant money. Be aware that grant funding is available. Ninety-one percent of our respondents who submitted three to five grant applications received at least one award.

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Friends Don't Let Friends Use Excel to Manage Grants

Tech Soup Blog

Most nonprofits rely on grant funding to support their programs and services. In fact, 46 percent report that grants make up more than a quarter of their funding. Yet 75 percent of nonprofits use simple spreadsheets to manage what can amount to millions of dollars of grant funds.

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Starting Your Nonprofit Grant Application Story the Right Way

NonProfit Hub

The start of the grant process is similar to writing this article. Tina, the development director, found the perfect grant in the most unlikely of places…) A bold proclamation? Grants are out there just waiting for you.) Featured Grant Writing

5 Tips for Grant-Gazing|How to Determine Whether It’s a Star or a Black Hole

Connection Cafe

Maybe you’ve experienced this scenario before: A well-intentioned member of your organization hears about an ‘amazing grant’ that could fund a new project. In a torrent of excitement, the staff member charges off at the chance to enhance their grant revenue. Here are 5 questions to determine whether a grant is a star (worth pursuing) or a black hole (not worth your time): 1. Does this grant—and the associated program—fit within the clearly defined bounds of your mission?

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How to Overcome the 4 Roadblocks Facing Your Grant Strategy

Connection Cafe

For organizations that received government funds through grants or contracts, these government agencies require detailed and highly specific reporting and accountability structures to ensure the monies were used appropriately and to avoid fraud, waste and abuse. Guest post by David Kilmer.

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Report: Rural-Based Organizations Receive Fewer Grants than Urban NPOs

NonProfit Hub

What the city slickers do get is grants—and they get them at a much higher rate than rural folks. percent of the real value of domestic grants from 2005 to 2010. Considering that 19 percent of the population live in rural areas, the conclusion is that most grants go to urban areas.

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Grant writer as chief collaborative officer

ASU Lodestar Center

Andrew Schwartzberg , Director of Grants. Your grant proposal is due in a mere six hours and you are very confident that you have all your ducks in a row. And all too often the staff grant writer will take this on because that was the initial expectation. posted by.

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How Much Is That Grant Really Worth?

Tech Soup Blog

Not all grants are created equal, and some aren't even worth pursuing. One way to decide which grants to pursue is with a net grant calculation. You can then make the case to your executive director for why a particular grant is not worth chasing.

The One Secret to Winning Foundation Grants

NonProfit Hub

The guy in the goofy question mark suit who regularly shows up on late night TV proclaiming that anyone can get *free* government grant money by following his program? And following these basics will guide you in establishing a foundation grants system: 1.

Finding Your Perfect Love: Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Grant writing is a lot like dating in college (I’m speaking from experience here). You don’t write one grant and expect it to end like a fairytale. It applies here too—there’s a lot of grant money to be had if you’re willing to go after it. Featured Fundraising Grant Writing

Money for your nonprofit: Writing a grant proposal

ASU Lodestar Center

While most nonprofits find funding from a variety of sources, one of the staples of charitable support comes in the form of grants. Consequently, nonprofit professionals should be well versed in crafting and compiling well-written grant proposals. grantwriting grants Alex Gomory

Get Your Nonprofit Grant Funded By Asking These 5 Questions

John Haydon

Every nonprofit grant proposal is both a funding opportunity and a chance to share your vision and connect with a new audience. To write a great grant proposal sure to impress those all important Program Officers, ask yourself these […].

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Tech Grant Proposal

Idealware

Want to write better grants? This spring, I had the privilege of helping a small, tech-savvy family foundation in Minnesota review technology grants. These details were crucial in winning my trust (and the grant). Try walking a mile in your funder's shoes.

Nonprofit Heads Up: Google Grant Renewals

SocialFish

If your association has a Google Grant for AdWords, be on the lookout for a renewal form. Failure to submit the renewal request could mean that your org could lose its Google Grant account. Check that your AdWords account complies with Google Grants policies and guidelines.

The Free 2016 Guide to Grants Management Is Now Available

Tech Soup Blog

The new edition of the Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems is a 300-plus page downloadable report that provides detailed comparisons of 29 grants management systems. So what is new in grants management systems?

How to Prepare Your Back Office for Successful Grant Tracking

Connection Cafe

Grants are an excellent and often heavily relied upon funding source for nonprofit organizations. Awarded grants tend to fall into two unique categories: direct award grants and reimbursable grants. This is a guest post from Carey Carleson.

How Every Nonprofit and Charity Can Use Google Adwords Grants

Wild Apricot Blog

ads mark hallman shim jason 10000 grant google-adwordsYou don’t need to be an expert to figure this all out, but knowing the basics will give you a super start on creating your own Adwords campaigns.

Heroes With A Heart Grant Rewards Nonprofit Volunteers!

John Haydon

The CTK Foundation “Heroes with a Heart” Grant Award asks YOU to nominate a “Hero with a Heart,” and give them a chance to win $5,000 – a simple thanks for the hard work that they do. What are the details of the “Heroes with a Heart” Grant?

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Using Data Effectively in Your Grants Strategy Development

Tech Soup Blog

utilize data to build cutting-edge grant requests. If you aren't using real-world benchmarks in your grant applications, your organization will have a more difficult time positioning itself among other similar organizations. You can use the information in our State of Grantseeking™ Reports to quantify the status of your grants management program, and more.

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Six Ways to Supercharge Your Google Grants Account

NTEN

Even if you're bidding the maximum $1 price per click in your Google Grants account, odds are you aren't spending anywhere near the maximum. So you're excited that you've been approved for Google Grants : $10,000 a month of free ads! adwords Google Grants nptech nten Strategy Communications IT StaffDennis Yu. BlitzLocal.

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Is Your Nonprofit using Google’s Free AdWords Grant?

BoardAssist

As a part of Google Grants, qualifying nonprofits can earn a free advertising budget of up to $10,000 each month to use on AdWords to help promote their website and cause. Others that do know, don’t understand how easy it is to get and use a Google AdWords Grant. Is Your Nonprofit using Google’s Free AdWords Grant? The first step is sign up for Google Grants at www.google.com/nonprofits. You can now start using your Google Grant for good.

Google and beyond: How to master search engine research for your grant proposal

ASU Lodestar Center

Carolyn Owens , Grant Writer & Partner. Although I do not claim to be an expert, I am happy to share what I’ve learned in more than a decade of mining the Internet for information to support grant proposals. Read Alex Gomory's " Money for your nonprofit: Writing a grant proposal.".

Celebrate International Grant Professionals Day

NonProfit Hub

They’re grant professionals, and today it’s all about showing them appreciation! March 14-18 is International Grant Professionals Week and today it culminates to International Grant Professionals Day (IGPD), a day dedicated to honoring the many hours that go into writing, making and seeking grant projects and proposals—a task that’s often done behind the scenes and not highlighted enough in the nonprofit sector. Happy International Grant Professionals Day.