Write Proposals – Get Grants
This is a clip from Jane B Fords‘ presentation, Unraveling the Mystery of Grant Writing, from the Non-Profit Toolbox Mini-Conference 10/22/09. Jane has written grants for over 100 organizations ranging from $10,000 to $500,000 all around the country. For this presentation she is focusing on corporate and foundation grants – government grants are a science in themselves. If you would like to learn more about Jane, visit her at TheJoyPath.com. If you would like more information on writing grant proposals, click here for information on her book Get Grants Now.
Highlights from this clip are below the video.
The first mystery solved is that you are writing proposals and getting grants. The second mystery is that writing is a very small portion of what you do to get a grant and it comes at the end of the process.
Jane uses an eleven step process:
- Know your mission
- Know the needs statement (not what you need, what your clients need)
- Know the program (normally programs are funded, not general operations)
- Know your budget
- Research who you are sending the proposal to
- Know their terminology
- Do the actual research
- Know the relationship
- Write the proposal
- Look at the attachments
- Do a final Review
Want to learn more about Grant Proposal Writing? Join us at our next non-profit mini-conference.