Grant Writing Advice and Tips: The Grant Helpers Blog

3 Ways Community Foundations Can Help with Grant Funding

Posted by Roland Garton on Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 15:05 PM

Community foundations exist to improve the communities in which they’re located.  These Foundations are active fund-raisers, pooling funds from contributors to provide grants to local charitable organizations. They are therefore grant-making agencies not be overlooked in a search for grant funding. Providing grant funds is only one way they can help, though. Here are three ways community foundation can help find grant funding.

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Topics: best practices in grant writing, grant writing help, grant writing, Grant Writing Tips, Grant Writing and Planning, Community Foundations

What to Do When the Funds Dry Up

Posted by Roland Garton on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 @ 12:07 PM

Our company is based in Illinois, a state whose budget woes are getting national attention. Many of our municipal contacts are faced with a disheartening situation: state funds that have been reliable sources of support for many years suddenly are no longer available. Although such funds are never guaranteed, they have in the past been steady enough to build budgets around them. Now those budgets are in jeopardy. As a result, our consultations and strategy sessions often revolve around replacement funding.

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Topics: state of grant giving, ask these questions when writing a grant, best practices in grant writing, application tips, state of Illinois giving, state funding cuts, Illinois budget, state of Illinois budget, long-range planning

Six Reasons Why Grant Applications Get Rejected

Posted by Michelle Hansen on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 @ 16:08 PM

As a professional grant company, we routinely seek out feedback from grant proposals. From this feedback we have identified some common missteps that can result in a rejected grant proposal. Following are six common reasons why grant applications get rejected, and even more importantly, what you can do to minimize those mistakes.

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Topics: how to get noticed, best practices in grant writing, grant application hints, grant writing help, Grant writing objectives, making case for funding, grant readiness, grant tips, grant hints, grant application tips