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. A proposal should include more than just the organization’s mission statement and program description.

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Tech Grant Proposal


Proposals stood out when they stated the problem and solution clearly using economical language and bullets. Weaker proposals pointed to vague problems such as "inefficiency" or suggested new tools without any explanation of the selection process. Want to write better grants?

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Money for your nonprofit: Writing a grant proposal

ASU Lodestar Center

Consequently, nonprofit professionals should be well versed in crafting and compiling well-written grant proposals. Proposed strategy for meeting those goals. Don’t drag on, as everything contained in this “summary” will be found in more detail elsewhere in the proposal.

So you want to submit an NTC proposal?


We want to make sure we receive conference session proposals from the widest possible audience. Please join us Thursday, June 12 at 11am PST / 2pm EST for the free webinar: So you want to submit an NTC proposal? Let NTEN staff, 15NTC steering committee members, and seasoned NTC presenters help guide you through what makes for a good session and how to craft a successful proposal.

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

ASU Lodestar Center

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. you are proposing is effective in solving the problem? posted by. Carolyn Owens , Grant Writer & Partner.

Do Your Homework First, Write Second—Examples of Successfully Funded Grant Proposals

NonProfit Hub

But I’m not going to be there pumping you up as you try to write your first grant proposal. (I We have written several blog posts on dos and don’ts, but if you’re looking for some real-deal proposals, check out my list below. Have you written a successful grant proposal?

Timing is Everything… Proposals in the Prospect Tab of The Raiser’s Edge®

Connection Cafe

Lately I have seen some discussion groups, listservs, and blogs on when to create a proposal in the Prospect Module of Raiser’s Edge® or for that matter in any fundraising legacy system. The timing or stage at which you create a proposal is truly up to each nonprofit organization. If you have not done so already, you should consider creating a proposal in order. Basically this is the latest stage at which I would create a proposal.

Data protection proposals 'potentially catastrophic' for fundraising

AFP Blog

Data protection proposals ''potentially catastrophic'' for fundraising : EU data protection proposals could have a “potentially catastrophic” impact on charity fundraising, delegates at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention heard yesterday.

Key aspects of writing a kickass 'Grant Proposal' for your project


Grant proposals play a key role in the process of fundraising. What should the grant proposal contain? The corporate or organization you are sending it to pay keen attention to every detail and scrutinize it thoroughly before they agree to offer you the grant. How should one make it easily understandable at the same time develop an emotional connection with the person reading it? We’ve come up with the following key facets addressing these important questions

Brave New Frontier: The Tweeted Proposal | Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

Brave New Frontier: The Tweeted Proposal | Nonprofit Quarterly : "The Deluxe Corporation Foundation is replacing the tedious nature of grant writing with the ‘Short & Tweet’ campaign in which nonprofits can state their case in a mere 140 characters.

European fundraising associations to lobby MEPs over EU data protection proposals

AFP Blog

European fundraising associations to lobby MEPs over EU data protection proposals : "The Institute of Fundraising has met with fundraising associations across Europe to discuss how to lobby against proposed EU data protection legislation that could damage fundraising.

TechSoup Grant Series: Write the Winning Grant Proposal

Tech Soup Blog

This week in our TechSoup Grant Series: One Hour a Week to Success , we are ready to focus on writing a successful grant proposal. If you use your organization's strategic plan as a foundation and have a fully developed grant project, this stage of the process should progress smoothly. read more. Donors Donors Finances Fundraising Grants for Technology Online Grantseeking Running Your Organization

Lame spams of the day: Proposal Attached

Robert Weiner

Subject: Proposal Attached. Text: Attached is the requested proposal. A bunch of these have accumulated in my spam folder. No logo, no formatting, no attempt to look like they come from a business I'd be familiar with. They look like they actually came from gmx.com so maybe they're merely annoying rather than malicious. Senders: Thomas Mainer (Noreply.TM2012@gmx.com). Steve Gainer (Noreply.SG2012@g2gm.com). Janet Battaglia (Noreply.JB@g2gm.com). Betsy Albright (noreply2012@gmx.com).

Slashdot | Bloggers Propose Code of Conduct

AFP Blog

Slashdot | Bloggers Propose Code of Conduct: "Bloggers Propose Code of ConductPosted by CowboyNeal on Tuesday April 10, @03:55AMfrom the manners-maketh-man dept.The Internet Privacyakintayo writes 'The New York Times reports that in response to the recent brouhaha, some technology bloggers have suggested raising the level of civility on tech blogs by implementing a code of conduct."Tags:

How to Draft an Effective Nonprofit Proposal

ASU Lodestar Center

This means every proposal or appeal you write has a lot of competition. The good part is, there are a few things you can do to make sure your proposal stands out from the pack. Before you even start your proposal, do some research on the potential investor. You want to understand their goals, constraints and processes so your proposal can match their needs and meet their expectations. But, truth be told, all good proposals will do the same.

Global s Seeks Micro Grant Proposals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I ran into him again at the NetSquared Conference this week and learned about Rising s: Rising s, the outreach arm of Global s , is now accepting project proposals for the first round of microgrant funding of up to $5,000 for new media outreach projects. That's David Sasaki from Global s.

Reply Comments on the Proposed Treaty for Access to Copyrighted Works

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Many of the comments critical of the proposed treaty come from parties that object in principle to copyright exceptions, rather than having a direct stake in the issue at hand. We filed the following comments to the Copyright Office's request for comments on issues about access for people with print disabilities. Background on this can be reviewed at the Knowledge Ecology International website.

Rising Voices Seeks Micro-Grant Proposals for Blog Outreach

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rising Voices , the outreach arm of Global Voices , is now accepting project proposals for the second round of micro-grant funding of up to $5,000 for citizen media outreach projects.

Friday Deadline: SXSW Interactive Panel Proposals + Scholarships


Panel proposals: The legendary SXSW PanelPicker is open! Propose a panel or workshop that focuses on creativity and innovation – and note that the SXSW organizers take diversity seriously. Each year SXSW Interactive brings together geeks, creatives, and others who are pushing the boundaries of technological change for five days of knowledge sharing and networking. And they''re eager to include the NTEN community!

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 […].

Net Neutrality Update: The Google/Verizon Proposal


On August 4, the New York Times broke the bombshell that Verizon and Google were meeting about net neutrality to broker their own proposal. Then, on August 9, Google and Verizon took a left turn, and announced their own joint proposal for an "open internet."

Free Webinar: So You Want to Submit an NTC Proposal?


Many of you have asked us, "Do I need to attend the upcoming, So You Want to Submit an NTC Proposal? Interested parties are not required to attend in order to submit a proposal. The webinar was created to offer more information to new NTC-goers about how to craft a successful 15NTC session proposal, to help ensure that everyone''s submission is as great as the perspective they bring to the community.

Webinar Recap: So you want to submit an NTC proposal?


15NTC proposals are due Sunday, June 22! In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the recent webinar, So you want to submit an NTC proposal? Why should you submit a breakout session proposal? Don''t miss out! that was led by NTEN staff members Julia Smith and Bethany Lister, and community members Ivan Boothe, Lauren Girardin, Meico Whitlock, and Steve Heye.

The 10NTC Session Proposals as a Wordle


A few days ago, as he kindly rated every 10NTC session proposal , NTEN Member @gregoryheller of Civic Actions tweeted: Would love to see a wordle of all the session proposals for #10ntc @ ntenhross @ annanten , Twitter would be HUGE, as would user centric.

Grant Writing Best Practices: 5 Tips from 5 Experts

NonProfit Hub

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. Claire Axelrad — Use a 4-Step Framework for the Proposal. My grant writing best practice advice is to use a 4-step framework for your proposal: Need in the Community. Grant writing is a great way to secure funding for your organization and has a multifaceted pathway to success.

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What I Learned From Grantmakers About Funding Technology


Your Proposal Shouldn’t Be About Technology. A successful proposal doesn’t lead with technology. Lindsay Buss, a grantmaker with the World Bank, summed it up: “Funders have enhanced concern about readiness when it comes to technology proposals.”I

Sharing Foundation Nominated For Omidyar Network Collaborative Funding Proposal

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Read the proposal 4. Read my Flickr Story About Leng Sopharath, an orphan being sponsored for college by the Sharing Foundation I've been a board member of the Sharing Foundation for the last three years and volunteer several years before that.

It's Time: Submit Your 11NTC Session Proposals Through August 27th


The 11NTC session proposal submission process is now open! > Submit your 11NTC Session Proposal Ideas. We look forward to reviewing your session proposals.

Vote Now on the 2010 NTC Session Proposals


Voting is now open for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference session proposals! > > Vote Now!

Free Non-profit Webinar Round-up for November

Wild Apricot Blog

Topics include mobile marketing; press releases; email marketing; multi-channel fundraising; volunteer job descriptions; grant proposals and much more. This month we've found 22 free non-profit webinars. Fundraising webinar Non-profit social media

How Fundraisers & Grant Managers Can Collaborate to Achieve Stronger Results

Connection Cafe

The fundraiser relies on the grants manager for information on the status of a grant proposal and on the ongoing correspondence during the grant period. The grants manager, on the other hand, can learn insight about the applicant organization that may not be as clear in their written proposal.

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A 3 Step Guide to Attracting Corporate Donors Using Social Media


Then translate that information into proposals that will generate meetings and open doors to negotiations. When you put together the standard corporate sponsorship proposal, you begin by listing your website, newsletter – just like our example.

Time to Submit a Workshop to the Nonprofit Technology Conference


It's that time of year again when the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) puts out their call for workshop proposals. Good news! The Conference will be in Washington D.C. next March 23-25, 2017, and we think you should submit ! Technology Conferences nptech Trends Nonprofit

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Unlock the Door to the Right Funders with a Powerful Grant Strategy| Part 1

Connection Cafe

The matrix can be applied to requests for proposals and grant application guidelines. Decide what total score will give you the green light to move forward with the grant proposal. Proposed project in short, narrative format.

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6 Tips for Better Grant Management

Connection Cafe

Most grant proposals require a budget. It’s important for the grant writer to engage the finance department in the proposal from the very beginning. When it comes to getting—and managing—grants, common pitfalls can be avoided with the proper tools and policies in place.

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From boring to brilliant: Using data for maximum impact

ASU Lodestar Center

This is part two of Carolyn Owen''s series on gathering and using data for grant proposals. So how do you intertwine data in the proposal so that it supports and amplifies your cause rather than obfuscate it? Are you looking to advance and solidify your grant proposal writing skills?

Help Design the Greater Good Track at 2012 SXSW Interactive

Amy Sample Ward

Explore the Proposals for SXSW Interactive ». Voting is with a “thumbs up&# or “thumbs down&# on the proposals. You can pick a up or down vote from the browsing view or from a specific proposal’s page. And, if you’d be so kind, you can even for the session proposal I submitted along with colleagues Debra Askanase, Manny Hernandez, Jess Main, and Vanessa Rhinesmith, Social Media Boundaries: Personal/Personnel Policy.

The Pros and Cons of an RFP for Non-Profit Organizations

Byte Technology

Virtually every sector of our economy—the government, the military, educational institutions, venture capitalist firms and multi-national corporations—use the Request for Proposal (RFP) process at one time or another.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Modest Proposal to Organizers: Four Steps to Start

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Value of Rapid Response in the Youtube World | Main | Modeling self organization of communication and topology in social networks » March 16, 2007 Modest Proposal to Organizers: Four Steps to Start Conservative advise from ONENW. we offer you our "modest proposal" for using online networking to further your environmental activism. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

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


There are even instances of organizations creating grant requests where no request for proposal existed and getting them funded. Project Objectives: Include the purpose of your proposal with details on the challenge your proposal addresses. By Amy Gitchell, GrowthZone AMS.

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