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Denied by a funder? Why that’s a good thing.

Denied by a funder? Why that’s a good thing. By: Marcy Gardner, WGW Grants Specialist After spending hours, days, and sometimes weeks working on a grant application, it can be crushing to receive notification that your request was denied, but rest... Read More

Mastering the 4 Key Elements to the Grant Writing Process on

5 Simple & Impactful Ways to Wrap Up 2020

Congrats, if you are reading this, you survived 2020!  That in and of itself is a significant accomplishment after this unforgettable year.  Let's take advantage of the last days of the year to set 2021 up for success. Wishing you... Read More

Are You Ready to Apply for Grants?

You have a great project your organization is super excited about, and you think you are ready to apply for a grant. But are you really ready? The kneejerk reaction is to say, “Yes, of course,” because you’re so eager... Read More

How to fund your 501 C3 – Part 1

Grants – the name itself conjures up feelings of red tape and bliss. However, for NPOs they can be an essential tool for success. On the bright side, grants can be generous, they tend to attract additional grants, and they’re... Read More

Giving Thanks Non Profit Style

Saying thank you to a donor is perhaps one of the most important steps in the grant writing process. It not only signifies the end of one aspect of your relationship, but also strengthens that relationship and the possibility of future... Read More

Where to Research Grant Opportunities

Moving through the maze of grant opportunities can be a daunting challenge. There are so many organizations, with varying criteria, and new opportunities pop up all the time. Anyone who has worked on grants knows it can take as much... Read More

What Do Reviewers Look for in a Grant Application?

Despite increased efforts from foundations and funders to simplify the grant application process through FAQs, information sessions, and webinars, there still remains an air of mystery around reviewing grants.  So, what can you do to help your submission stand out? ... Read More

Cultivating a Grantee-Funder Relationship

Establishing a direct connection and even an ongoing relationship with a funding organization is crucial for grant success. Relationship-building can take time, persistence, patience, and authenticity on your part. Like any relationship, balance your communication to not only gauge the... Read More

The Elephant in the Room: Grant Writing as Fundraising

There are many blogs, books, and conferences devoted to nonprofit fundraising. Topics, such as direct mail best practices, making “the ask,” and getting your board on-board, have been dissected again and again.  Yet, how honest are the conversations around fundraising... Read More

2019 grant planning

Staying Ready to Apply for that Dream Grant

If You Build It, They Will Come: Staying Ready to Apply for that Dream Grant Most of the time, working for a nonprofit means juggling competing deadlines, lack of resources and time constraints … all while fulfilling your important mission... Read More

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