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She Said She Would, So She Did - Grants to Fund Women’s Services

Fri, Aug 10, 2018 @ 11:08 AM / by Lauren Albright posted in STEM, nonprofit funding, women's economic empowerment, community improvement grant, LGBTQ grants, grants for specific populations, grants for stem, grants for mentoring programs, partners, grant funding, stem education grants, grants for mentoring, youth mentoring, mentor

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With persistence, women have made great strides toward achieving equal opportunity, equal pay, and more, but there is still great need for improvement. Did you know 62 million girls worldwide are denied an education? Or that women with full-time jobs earn 77 cents for every dollar of their male counterpart’s earnings? Less than 30 percent of researchers are women, and by 2020 men will outnumber women in the field of computer science by 4:1 (statistics from makers.com).

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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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