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Our Top Five Grant Writing Blog Articles

Wed, Apr 8, 2015 @ 10:04 AM / by Tammi Hughes blog strives to provide its audience with useful information and resources to help organizatiGrant_Writing_Top_Fiveons meet and exceed their funding needs. In the past, we have featured grant writing tips, grant opportunities, advice on funding strategies, and much more. Much of the content comes from questions we answer during our free grant consultations.

In this blog, we highlight our “Top 5,” that is, the top five blog articles, defined by the number of views they have received since January 1, 2013. Enjoy, and if you want more of our “tops” or if you would like to submit an idea or question that we have not addressed on our blog, please to not hesitate to contact us.  Here are teh Top 5 in order, with number one first:


Let’s Play – Grants for Community Recreation and Outdoor Spaces

This article features grants for recreation and outdoor spaces that could potentially fund municipalities, educational entities, and other non-profit groups. Funding from the grants featured in this article could be used to support a variety of projects and programs, including improving existing playgrounds, creating and sustaining community gardens, constructing or improving community facilities, and more.


No Unsolicited Grant Proposals? How to Get Noticed By a Foundation

Don’t get discouraged by foundations that will accept proposals by invitation only. Get motivated to get noticed! Part of being a great candidate for any funding opportunity is your ability to prove that your organization can support a network of others, whether directly or indirectly. Therefore, forming partnerships and networking with others can be key to establishing your organization’s presence. This article provides ideas to help you can get noticed by more select foundations.


Grant Opportunities: Playgrounds

This third-most-viewed blog topic is no surprise. Funding for playgrounds is also among the top most requested information we receive from our audience. Whether you are looking for funding to build a new playground, funding to improve an existing playground, funding to make a playground handicapped accessible, or more, this article’s information could be a great resource for your organization.


Grant Writing Tip #4: Clear, Measurable Objectives

Part of a series on our top ten grant writing tips, this article directly addresses how to best include measurable objectives in your grant proposal.


Grant Writing Tip #5: Tips for a Strong Evaluation Plan

Another article in the series on our top ten grant writing tips, this article provides ideas on how you can improve the evaluation piece of your grant proposal. Most funders want to see more than just your ideas. They want to see a concrete plan for demonstrating successful project results and impact. This article can provide suggestions on how to create your evaluation plan to be more attractive to potential funders. will continue to publish strategies and funding opportunities that we believe could be of great value to our readers. As mentioned above, if you have an idea, question, or topic that you would like to see addressed in our blog, please email Tammi Hughes at If you need assistance in finding funding, applying for funding, or other grant-related support items, please do not hesitate to contact us


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