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Looking Back: Useful Grant Writing Information, Part 1 of 2

Thu, Jan 10, 2013 @ 14:01 PM / by Alisyn Franzen

With the start of a new year, many people tend to “look back” on the previous year – to learn from the good, the bad, and the ugly and then use their reflections to alter life as needed in anticipation of better results in the year ahead.

The Grant Helpers has chosen to do the same thing in a slightly different capacity. In this article, part one of a two-part series, we will highlight several of our previous blog articles to compile a list of useful resources in a quick and easy-to-reference place.

We also want to “look ahead” for your organization. In the upcoming year, we want to help you in whatever capacity we can and whatever capacity you need. We offer a variety of valuable services at reasonable prices, and we would be privileged to work with you. Contact us today for more information, to ask a specific question, or to receive a free quote.


1) “Is Your Organization Grant Ready?”

We get many questions on “grant readiness” and requests for information on how an organization knows whether or not it is “grant ready.” This article highlights some of the benefits to being grant ready as well as four main areas of grant readiness. There is also a free copy of The Grant Helper’s “Grant Readiness Checklist” for you to download for reference.

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2) “Grant Writing Basics: Letter of Inquiry”

Before submitting a full grant application, some funding agencies will request letters of inquiry from interested applicants. This blog article covers the main components typically found in letters of inquiry as well as some thoughtful questions to keep in mind as you develop your letter.


3) “3 Great Resources: Logic Models and Grant Writing”

Some grant proposals require logic models. This blog article features three great resources, one brief, one longer, and one video, to refer to as you work through building a logic model. These resources are good for people who are unfamiliar with logic models or people who just need a quick refresher.


4) “No Unsolicited Grant Proposals? How to Get Noticed By a Foundation”

Some foundations choose not to accept any unsolicited grant applications, which poses a major problem: if you are not invited to apply, you cannot apply. Period. There are ways, however, to be invited. This blog article highlights some things you can do to improve your chances of getting an invitation.


5) “First Three Things to Complete Once You Decide to Apply for a Grant”

If you are applying for a grant, but you need help getting started, this blog article is for you. It covers the main factors to consider as well as some tips on getting and staying organized throughout the grant application process.


These blog articles may be worth bookmarking for quick reference. Remember that we care and are here to help you meet your goals. Contact us today for a free consultation, or feel free to ask our grant experts for advice. We are always here for you! Stay tuned for part two of this two-part series!


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Topics: great resources, Letter of Inquiry, logic models, how to get noticed, grant services, unsolicited grant, grant readiness, grant writing

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