Grant Writing Blog

Where we deep dive on niche grant writing topics

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Top Grant Mistakes
Aug 28th

Top Mistakes Made by Grant Writers and How to Avoid Them

Obvious as these tips may seem, they are incredibly easy mistakes to make. Learn them to avoid them!

Helen Richards Grant Writer
By Helen Richards
Using the FOIA to Acquire Past Grants
July 27th

Using the FOIA to Get Copies of Past Successful Grant Applications

Learn the fascinating history of the freedom of information act, how to submit a FOIA request, and other important considerations.

Tara O'Hanley Researcher and Grant Writer
By Tara O'Hanley
Grants for Organizations serving Veterans
July 4th

Grants for Organizations Serving Veterans

As we think about the sacrifices Veterans (and their families) have made for us on this day, we want to share a few grant opportunities for organizations serving Vets.

Meredith Noble grant writing unicorn
By Meredith Noble
Top 10 grant database review
Jun 28th

Our Evaluation of the Top 10 Grant Databases

We did the research so you don't have to. Check it out for a review of the top 10 databases, plus our final recommendation.

Alexis Swenson grant writing unicorn
By Alexis Swenson
What is Fiscal Sponsorship?
May 27th

What is Fiscal Sponsorship?

Before you start a non-profit, have you considered partnering with one that already exists? In this post, learn the benefits of fiscal sponsorship.

Meredith Noble grant writing unicorn
By Meredith Noble
Invite Only grant funders shaking hands and funding projects
Feb 8th

5 Strategies for 'Invite Only' Grant Funders

What do you do when the funder says their grant program is 'invite-only'? Check out these tips before giving up.

Alexis Swenson grant writing unicorn
By Alexis Swenson
Avoiding craziness of pursuing last minute grants
Sept 27th, 2019

How to Avoid Last Minute Grant Pursuits

If you want a high success rate writing grants and to not burn out, it is critical to learn how to avoid last minute pursuits. Here is our advice when you navigate sticky situations.

Meredith Noble grant writing unicorn
By Meredith Noble
Video of tests to decide if grant is worth pursuing
Aug 1, 2019

3 Tests to Decide If a Grant is Worth Pursuing

If you want to increase your success rate writing grant proposals that win, you must decide which grants are worth applying or not.

Meredith Noble grant writing unicorn
By Meredith Noble
Grant kick-off meeting in the morning with sunshine
Nov 15, 2019

Tips For Your Next Grant Kick-Off Meeting

Bold statement, but how your kick-off goes is a good indicator of how the rest of your grant pursuit will go. Learn how to run a fabulous kick-off meeting.

Alex Lustig grant writing unicorn
By Alex Lustig
Cover of book How to Write a Grant: Become a Grant Writing Unicorn
Sept 30, 2019

New Book on Grant Writing!

Lots of people want to explore their curiosity about grant writing. We wrote this book to introduce you to the fundamentals of grant writing.

Meredith Noble grant writing unicorn
By Meredith Noble
Must do Math for Grants
Apr 28, 2019

Must Do Math Before Writing a Grant

For every single grant we seriously consider, we insist on knowing the applicant success rate. Check out this post for the other two must do calculations before applying.

Meredith Noble grant writing unicorn
By Meredith Noble
Searching public 990 Forms for grant history of private foundations
Mar 26, 2019

Searching 990 Forms for Giving History

If you are looking at Private Foundations for grants, you MUST know how to research their grant giving history. There's a wealth of information in the 990-forms!

Katie Cowgill grant writing unicorn
By Katie Cowgill
Best practices for Letters of Support in grant narrative
Jan 1st, 2019

Getting Stellar Letters of Support

Cookie cutter letters of support are terrible! Learn how step by step approach to receiving diverse and compelling letters of support.

Meredith Noble grant writing unicorn
By Meredith Noble
Tips and tricks to writing draft of grant narrative
Sept 30, 2018

Writing Your Grant Narrative

Even as pros, it can be overwhelming starting a new grant application. This post shares our best tips for learning to write your first draft of a grant narrative quickly and fearlessly.

Meredith Noble grant writing unicorn
By Meredith Noble
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