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.

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

VolunteerMark

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.

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.

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:

3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Tech Grant Proposal

Idealware

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?

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.

Tell Me a Story: How to Use Interviews to Enhance Your Grant Proposals

NonProfit Hub

Storytelling is a great way to liven up your grant proposals, capture your readers’ attention and add more emotional connection to your cause. Plus, these answers will directly apply to what you are going to write in your grant proposal.

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.

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.

So you want to submit an NTC proposal?

NTEN

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.

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.

Friday Deadline: SXSW Interactive Panel Proposals + Scholarships

NTEN

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!

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.

Net Neutrality Update: The Google/Verizon Proposal

NTEN

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."

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

NTEN

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

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

NTEN

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?

NTEN

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

NTEN

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.

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.

Vote on the 2012 NTC Session Proposals Through September 23

NTEN

Voting on the more than 450 session proposals we've received will remain open through September 23rd. Proposals are assigned levels of "Novice", "Apprentice", and "Journey-Level", in ascending order of presumed sophistication. You can find more information in our Voting Guide , but if you're ready, why don't you: > Vote on the 2012 NTC Session Proposals. It's time for you to help us shape the agenda for the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference !

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.

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

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Vote Now on the 2010 NTC Session Proposals

NTEN

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

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.

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.

Now Accepting Session Proposals for the 2012 NTC (Through August 12)

NTEN

The session proposal submission process for the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference is now open. > Submit a 2012 Session Proposal Of course, if I see a bunch of them rolling through my queue today, I'll know that you're either: a) a very fast worker (as we would expect); or b) so excited about the 2012 NTC, you've had notes on your session ideas for months. Please take a moment to review the guidelines and other fine print Anna's put together.

11NTC Session Proposals: We Don't Want to Rush You (But Hurry!)

NTEN

Trust us, we know: you should see how much maté Anna's drinking already.) T his includes submitting your session proposals by this Friday, August 27th. We never meant to offend you with our session proposal deadline, fabulous community. Submit a proposal for an idea. Again, the deadline for session proposals is this Friday, August 27th at 5:00 pm pacific. Submit your session idea today! Okay, we hear you.

Vote for the sessions you want at 11NTC

Amy Sample Ward

I have a few proposals up for voting but there are SO many great ones that I am enjoying reading through them all (hope all the 5 star votes don’t through things off!). There are 25 proposals on each page. Tags: events 11ntc conference event nten proposals sessions voting That’s right, the session selection process is open for the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference !

Help Shape the 2011 NTC Agenda: Session Proposal Voting is Now Open!

NTEN

Voting is now open for the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference session proposals! > There are 25 proposals on each page. > Vote Now. We received more than 400 ideas this year -- a 75% increase over last year -- and we need your help to narrow those down to the 100 or so that will make the 2011 NTC the best one yet. I'm not gonna lie: this is not a quick & easy task. It took me about 90 minutes to vote on every session.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Peer to Patent: Distributed Research on Patents

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Environmentalists Kill the Purple Cow: Endangered Campaigns Need Seth Godin | Main | Network-Centric Trends for Campaign Planners: Teased from The Journal of Community Informatics » July 22, 2005 Peer to Patent: Distributed Research on Patents Peer production proposal for the US Patent office. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

I’ve looked at RFPs from both sides now…part 2 | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

I’m not going to discount your proposal because of one or two typos. Have her give all your proposals a once over before they go out the door. If I say the proposal deadline is Friday at 5 pm EDT, have it to me by Friday at 5 pm EDT. When I’m reading your proposal or talking to you, I care about what you can and can’t do. DON’T send me the LONGEST possible proposal. DO send the SHORTEST possible proposal that answers my questions and addresses my needs.

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Looking to expand Looking to expand Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2007 01:46 Written by Steve Tuesday, 27 February 2007 01:46 Last Tuesday as I sent out 6 proposals for Salesforce.com projects, I realized that I needed to ramp up the effort to hire someone to help out.

I’ve Looked at RFPs from Both Sides Now… | Beaconfire Wire

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1: The Search Box) » I’ve Looked at RFPs from Both Sides Now… Posted Monday, August 25th, 2008 at 2:14 pm by Elizabeth (27 posts) In 11+ years in association management, I’ve been on both sides of the Request For Proposal process more times than I can count. And DO make your proposal easy to read and process. And you’re going to receive lower-quality largely boilerplate proposals as a result. Or a bunch of proposals that completely miss the point.

I’ve Looked at RFPs from Both Sides Now… | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

1: The Search Box) » I’ve Looked at RFPs from Both Sides Now… Posted Monday, August 25th, 2008 at 2:14 pm by Elizabeth (27 posts) In 11+ years in association management, I’ve been on both sides of the Request For Proposal process more times than I can count. And DO make your proposal easy to read and process. And you’re going to receive lower-quality largely boilerplate proposals as a result. Or a bunch of proposals that completely miss the point.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

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 […].