I Want to Hear Your Story!

In these uncertain times, leaders have managed and created nonprofits for the purpose of addressing issues affecting their communities. Today, on Presidents' Day, we not only honor the presidents who have served this country but also the leaders of nonprofits who've led fights against homelessness, and have advocated for poverty alleviation, improved literacy, developed professional skills, and mentored the next generation. 

Today, Grant News Press is offering leaders the chance to become published writers and tell their stories so others can embrace and mirror their leadership in their own organizations. This is an opportunity for leaders to showcase their knowledge and ability to manage a great organization. Do you have a story to tell of how grant funding provided new opportunities for you, your clients, or community?

Has your organization faced any obstacles? Did grants help? If so, we want to give you an opportunity to showcase your success in overcoming the odds so that others can do the same. Sharing knowledge is the best opportunity to help others grow. Now is your chance to pay if forward!

Click the following link and pitch your article to our editor. The link will then direct you to an article planning form. Once approved, you will have access to write and submit it for publication.  You will have your own byline and an About the Author column generating publicity for you and/or your organization

 

We welcome articles about:

 

  • New trends within the nonprofit community;
  • Grant writing, crowdfunding, and social media tips to share;
  • A model educational initiative;
  • A great new program that just got funded;
  • A foundation or government agency with a new grant offering;
  • A new government initiative that will affect the nonprofit community;
  • The impact that grant funding had for you and/or your organization; and
  • Insights that will help organizations and businesses build capacity to accomplish their mission.
  • (Please feel free to pitch other nonprofit and business themes.)
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This is a unique new opportunity developed by Libby Hikind, the founder and CEO of GrantWatch.com, GrantWriterTeam.com, GrantNews.press, and the soon to be released: Uhelpfund.com and GWI.education.  

If you have a question write to us at Editor@grantnews.press 

 

About the Author: Christopher Waldeck is a current social media strategist and content contributor to GrantWatch.com. He looks to connect others with amazing opportunities!

Ideas to Keep in Mind When Working On A Grant Application

Grant Writing TipsGrant writing is a wonderful lucrative career for persons who have excellent written communication skills, are well organized, creative, data-driven, and have a strong attention to detail.  Grant writing is a highly specialized form of sales communication. 

 

Here are a few tips to to keep in mind when working on a grant application.

  1. Accuracy. Funding sources specify their requirements: what materials they want, how they want them, what information they need and when. Follow those instructions to the letter. If not, your application will wind up in the virtual circular file.
  2. More accuracy. Make sure that spelling, punctuation, and all information regarding your proposal is 100% correct. Your proposal reflects your general attitude towards your work. 
  3. Start early. Organize your thoughts to define the project.  Leave enough time to perfect the application and increase your odds of success. Deadline stress does not produce top-quality work.
  4. Get a second eye. Or even better, a third or a fourth pair of eyes. Outside perspectives can provide valuable critiques of style, presentation, and will identify errors that a person close to the work may have missed.
  5. Avoid technical gobbledygook. Remember that the people or Board of Directors reviewing your application will be reading many proposals.  You want them to find your statistics interesting, accurate, from reliable sources and relevant to the topic.
  6. Keep it clear, concise and honest. Don’t waste time and space repeating and repeating with blah, blah and more blah. Don’t present your organization as more accomplished than it is. Speak about your real successes.
  7. Research the Foundation. Understanding the funding sources' mission, preferences and who they recently funded will help you speak their language.
  8. Network. Find someone who knows someone who knows someone who can mention your organization’s name to the Board. Of course, the fewer degrees of separation, the better.  Invite the individual to see your program first hand. Do not ever do this wirh a government fundied grant that prohibits lobbying!
  9. Include your staff in the process. Your staff will contibute to the content with current up-to-date information, recent testimonials, and most likely have some budgetary and programmatic suggestions.
  10. Consider investing in yourself. Build your skills with books, courses, consult with experienced grant writers, and utilize online resources.

 

If you are a successful grant writer, consider joining GrantWriterTeam.com where you can bid for professional grant writing jobs.