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Hi there! Thanks for your interest in writing a guest post for Instrumentl. 

Instrumentl’s blog is home to the best-in-class content on grant writing, prospecting, tracking, and management and we are constantly on the lookout for knowledgeable contributors to add their thoughts to the mix. 

If you are a seasoned grant writer or have extensive experience owning and managing grants for nonprofits, we’d love to feature your expertise on our blog. 

Before submitting your pitch, please closely review this page — it details all the elements a successful guest post should include and walks you through our submission process. 

Let’s dive in! 

But first…why would you want to write for us? 

Reach a wider audience

Our blog gets over 30,000 visitors/month

Get featured

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sent to thousands of folks

Earn a backstage pass for our Expert Roundup

Be consistently featured on our blog 

Get priority

For guest post contributions for you, written by us

Our Audience 

Our blog readership is made up of grant writing consultants and nonprofit professionals who are looking for tips and resources to improve their grant writing and better manage their grants. 

These nonprofit professionals include in-house grant writers, fundraising experts, and nonprofit board members, among others. 

To help you contextualize our audience’s main pains and challenges, here are some of our most popular posts: 

What Every Guest Post Should Have 

Successful guest post contributions to Instrumentl are insightful, comprehensive pieces on grant writing, grant prospecting, and grant management that reveal something new to our blog readers. 

While these are most aligned with our blog, we are also open to reviewing guest post pitches on adjacent areas outside of the indicated scope. 

Topics of Regular Interest:

  • Grant Writing 
  • Grant Development
  • Grant Prospecting, Tracking, and Management
  • Nonprofit Fundraising

Topics of High Interest: 

  • DEI in Nonprofits
  • Case Studies Featuring Nonprofits and Their Funding Journeys 
  • Post-Award Grant Management
  • FYI: these topics are more likely to be published quickly

Your post should tick all these boxes: 

  • An original piece of content with high-quality writing. Instrumentl doesn’t accept any form of content syndication. 

  • The article reflects the voice and tone of the Instrumentl blog. We strive to be concise, and on-the-point and refrain from using filler words. 

  • Include proper citation of any data and resources (e.g. images) added to the article.
    Note: All data references should have originated within the last 2 years. 

  • No more than one link to your own blog or website to place in the body or footer of the guest post.

  • Before submitting your pitch, please do thorough research on the Instrumentl’s blog to ensure the content you planned is not already covered on the blog.

A successful submission follows these technical guidelines: 

Ready to write? Here's what to do next

  • Start by submitting the short form below. Please include the word “avocado” in your pitch, so we know you read all these guidelines. 
  • If your guest post outline meets our editorial requirements and reflects our content strategy, we’ll notify you within the next 2 weeks, so you can get started on the best part — writing your guest post! 
  • Between getting a positive response from our blogging team to publishing your guest post, you’ll have a whole week to bring your content to its best shape. 
  • We look forward to reading your guest post ideas!
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