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First Three Things to Complete Once You Decide to Apply for a Grant

Wed, May 16, 2012 @ 10:05 AM / by Katie Adams posted in ask these questions when writing a grant, How to Grant Write

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When determining to apply for a grant, there are a lot of factors to consider.  Is the program a good fit for your need? Can you meet the selection criteria? Can you make a strong case for funding? Once you decide a grant opportunity is "a go," however, the work really ramps up.  These are the first three steps our grant writers take when preparing a new grant proposal.

1. Read the guidelines and supporting materials thoroughly.

    Guidelines structure the entire proposal process.  Read them thoroughly. If FAQ documents and webinars are available, read those as well. The goal is to know all the specific requirements of the grant program and to identify those that need to be addressed first.  Certain items to watch out for include:

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    Grant Writing Resolutions for 2012

    Wed, Jan 4, 2012 @ 11:01 AM / by Roland Garton posted in ask these questions when writing a grant, best practices in grant writing, Grant writing objectives, grant readiness

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    New Years Resolutions are not only for personal use. Now is the perfect time to reflect on how your organization might become more effective, efficient, and economical in its grant writing efforts. Here are four grant writing related resolution suggestions for your organization to consider.

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    Protect Your Organization When Applying for Grants: Part 1

    Fri, Nov 11, 2011 @ 17:11 PM / by Katie Adams posted in ask these questions when writing a grant, grant editing

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    As you likely know, when you accept a grant award, you are entering into a legal agreement with the funding agency regarding how those grant funds will be spent. If you deviate from the acceptance agreement in any way – for instance, if you put some of the grant dollars towards a project not mentioned in your proposal or signed agreement, or if you fail to follow through on all of the reporting or other requirements such as required cost match - your organization could face serious trouble. Not only would you be jeopardizing your organization’s relationship with the funding agency, but your organization may have committed fraud – a criminal offense.

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