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Through the Eyes of the Reviewer

Thu, Dec 7, 2017 @ 13:12 PM / by Carol Timms posted in best practices in grant writing, application tips, How to Grant Write, grant writing, grant tips, Grant Writing Tips, grant application tips, overlooked grant basics

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As we discussed in Part I and Part II of our blog series entitled “5 Overlooked Grant Basics,” reviewers want proposals with well-planned, specific projects backed by solid numerical data. But what else are grant funders really looking for? These additional tips can further help you look at your proposal through the eyes of the reviewer.

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Tips to Increase Grant Funding: Letters of Support

Wed, Feb 8, 2017 @ 22:02 PM / by Roland Garton posted in application tips, grant tips, Grant Writing Tips, grant application tips, grant partners, applying for grants with partners, partners, letters of support for a grant, grant funding, grant, letters of support, how to write a letter of support, grant letters of support

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One of the “hidden” aspects of writing a successful grant application is providing strong letters of support in your application.  Letters of support are typically required from partners if the proposal includes them.  Optional letters may be from other parties who may or may not be directly involved in the project, but who can vouch for the value of proposed work and the qualifications of the applicant.

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Applying for Grants with Collaborators

Thu, Nov 3, 2016 @ 09:11 AM / by Roland Garton posted in grant tips, grants, grant hints, grant partners, applying for grants, applying for grants with partners, partners, applying for grants with collaborators

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Grant applications with multiple collaborators and supporters tend to fare better than solitary applications. Funders like agencies that leverage, rather than duplicate, existing resources.  Funders also like groups that are aware enough to understand the local support ecosystem and can operate efficiently with others in their space. Furthermore, funders respond favorably knowing their dollars are stretched further by assistance from other partners.

Strong partners will not only appeal to the funder, but they can also participate in developing the proposal. Often they can provide additional data to support need and potential impact. They’ll frequently review proposal drafts and provide useful suggestions and criticisms to strengthen the content.
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