You scored an interview with a new nonprofit organization. You’re ready to save the world and get paid to do it! Now all you have to do is ace the interview to get the job.
In this workshop, Emily Fisher, Google Ad Grants Area of Practice Manager and Regan Dishon, Director of Revenue at Community Boost will de-mystify the grant opportunities and dive into the practical ways you can leverage this to drive more traffic (+ supporters) to your website.
In this workshop, you can learn what are Volunteer Matching Grants, why they are valuable and impactful, how to use your current volunteer program to find Volunteer Grants, growing your nonprofit's volunteer grant program, and more.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or daunted by finding federal grants, keeping track of complicated applications, or determining which grant programs are right for your nonprofit? In this article we’ll go over what federal government grants are, why they’re important, and how to find federal government grants fast.
In this 60-minute grant writing deep-dive session, Margit Brazda-Poirier shares what to do and what not to do when it comes to project budgets. She explores the best way to present an A+ project budget and more.
We selected the best grant writing blogs based on the diversity of ideas and voices. We also took into consideration how actionable and comprehensive these blogs are. Discover some of the top learning resources for nonprofits for 2023.
If you're looking for actionable tips on how to choose a grant writing consultant, you're in the right place. From cost analysis and evaluating their experience to asking the right questions—there's a lot of things you should bear in mind.
In this 1-hour special workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you’ll get clarity on how to make the job of fundraising as awesome as it can be and learn a simple and easy-to-understand "5 Day Fundraising Framework" to organize your fundraising life.
Get the best compilation of 15 grant writing practice prompts, worksheets, blogs, and more to take your grant writing skills to the next level.
Ever wondered what makes a good grant proposal? Discover the 7 must-have sections a winning grant proposal should include and 3 dreading mistakes to avoid.
In this one hour workshop, Shavonn Richardson, founder and CEO of Thank and Ink Grants, digs into how to set your proposal up for success before you even start writing, how to make your proposals more competitive, and common mistakes to avoid.
Discover 3 effective ways to call for nonprofit donations with templates to put them into action right away.
Learn how to write an effective grant evaluation plan, including building a logic model, to evaluate the success of a grant-funded project [with examples]
Discover the role of an end of year fundraising email and master the 5-step process of writing a successful one to relay your gratitude to donors this year.
In this blog post, discover what an annual appeal letter is, its importance to your nonprofit, and 7 expert tips to write one effectively.
Thinking about applying for a volunteer grant? In this blog post, discover where to find, how to apply, and 7 time-tested strategies to win a volunteer grant.
A fundraising appeal letter is crucial to your funding success. Learn how to write a fundraising appeal letter that moves the needle in these 5 proven steps.
Learn everything you need to know about grant professional certification, including eligibility, fees, and 5 proven study tips to succeed.
In this blog post, discover what an annual letter is, why it's important, and 5 rules to follow as you write your own.
In this blog post, we lay out the proven grant writing process — from finding the right grants for your nonprofit to writing a winning proposal in 7 steps.
In this blog post, discover the 9 essential components of a good grant proposal and learn the timeless tips and tricks to make yours stand out (along with 4 extra resources).
Learn step-by-step how to set up a volunteer data plan and collect key metrics. Get tips to effectively showcase your volunteer program's success in your grant proposals.
Discover what a typical day of a nonprofit executive looks like, what their responsibilities are, and importantly, how much they make [with real job descriptions].
In this 1 hour special workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you'll learn how to set your nonprofit up for success with funders by designing accurate and achievable performance indicators.
Volunteers can make a massive difference on your nonprofit. This post explores examples of successful thanks to nonprofit volunteers and offers ideas you may be able to use for your own nonprofit.
Today, we’re proud to announce four new features to our platform: Calendar View, Salesforce Integration, Improved Application Deadlines, and our Consultant Plan.
In this 1 hour special workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you’ll learn how to use a hyper-focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to improve the strength and duration of grant-funder relationships.
In this 1 hour special workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you’ll be able to leverage automation and cloud systems, facilitate cross-departmental collaboration, and create basic workflows and plug-and-play grant templates.
In this 1-hour special workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you’ll be able to know what an LOI is and why it is important to the grant writing process, how to obtain the key elements necessary for an LOI, and how to understand the construction of an LOI.
In this 1 hour special workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you’ll be able to find evidence-based data and evidence-based means, how to read and understand the data, and how to summarize evidence-based data and use it to support/justify your grant proposal.
In this 1 hour special workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you’ll be able to build a funnel and know who goes in, how to steward funders, and how to add new prospect.
In this post, we'll explore the ins and outs of what makes a great nonprofit annual report. We'll also leave you with 5 key things to nail when writing your nonprofit annual report.
In this 60-minute grant writing deep-dive session, Margit Brazda-Poirier shares her 1-page formula for writing LOIs that get attention from funders every time and we dive deep into two registrants' draft LOIs for feedback.
In this 1 hour special workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you’ll be able to know how to write a "boilerplate grant template" to help streamline your grant writing process.
This post explores what nonprofit case statements are, considerations you should keep in mind when writing your own case statement along with examples of successful nonprofit case statements.
This post details why citing sources are so important for grant proposals and then five steps you can take to do so correctly.
In this 1 hour special workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you’ll be able to build a funnel and know who goes in, how to steward funders, and how to add new prospects.
In this 1-hour special workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you’ll be able to examine the criteria for weighing low, medium, and high-level priority prospects and how this can feed into dashboard data and your fundraising plan.
In this 1-hour special workshop hosted by Instrumentl, you’ll learn how to utilize several different decision-making tools to help determine which prospects to pursue and create a replicable system that will help you win the right funders in the future.
This post explains what a nonprofit mission statement is, how to write one in five steps, and outlines four clear examples of strong nonprofit mission statements.
In this post, discover what makes a grant proposal budget successful, common mistakes to avoid, and learn from the 3 best nonprofit grant budget examples to develop your own.
Discover the best grant writing software and learn how to choose the right one for you as a nonprofit representative or consultant (or both!).
This post explores what makes a great grant proposal, 7 easy ways to come up with grant proposal ideas, and where you can find inspiration for grant proposals.
Wondering whether or not you could benefit from a grant writing course? Check out these grant writing courses we've reviewed for inspiration of places to go to level up your grant writing education.
Curious about the most common mistakes when it comes to writing executive summaries? Read on in this post as we dig into errs folks make, as well as how to make sure you avoid making the same mistakes!
This post explores the common structure of grant proposals along with what is most important for grant proposals to help you level up your grant writing.
In this blog post, we will explore exactly what to do to tell your organization’s story, delving into the most comprehensive list of 45 organizational storytelling examples and tips.
This post dives into the 21 best grant writing examples to show you how to compose an impactful cover, make your case for support, and weave data into your proposal, among many other actionable tips.
In this post, we’ll explore the average time to complete a grant, five tips to writing grants faster, how to track and manage grants more efficiently and more.
In this post, we’ll dig into what is a grant, what standard grant lifecycles look like, and how to find grant opportunities for your nonprofit.
Curious if grant writing is hard? Read this post to learn when grant writing becomes easier, how long it takes to learn grant writing, how to learn grant writing faster, and more.
In this post, we dig into what makes an effective impact narrative, the importance of impact narratives, as well as five steps you can take to write good ones for yourself.
In this post, we'll explore what are logic models for grants, when you should use them, five simple steps to build your own logic model, and then set you up with tips to help you build your own.
This post explores what letters of intent are, gives you a list of letter of intent samples, along with a template you can use for yourself and your nonprofit.
This post explores the common sections of a grant proposal, different types of grant proposals, how to write grant proposals and more.
In this post, we'll dig into what makes a strong grant proposal, effective tips you can use to plan grant proposals better, and give you techniques you can use to bolster your proposals.
This post digs into what is a grant narrative and why are they important, how to write your first draft in five steps, and how long a grant narrative often is.
In this article, you'll learn the basics of grant writing, the most common sections of grants, and what to do before and during the grant writing process.
This article will teach you what grant databases consist of, how to select one for your organization, and the best options for grant databases that exist today.
In this article, you will learn all about grant writer demand, how to actually become a grant writer, and what to expect from a grant writing career including stress, salary, and the best personality types for the job.
In this 1 hour workshop with Katie Appold, of Do More Good, you will learn how to leverage confidence in your approach to your work and your grant strategy.
In this one-hour webinar (including time for Q&A), Allison Shirk will teach you how the process of reviewing grant applications is changing so that more organizations are able to compete and how you can stand out and make your grants more successful.
In this post, we'll explore whether or not grants are worth all the effort, the seven signs to help you determine if a grant is worth pursuing, and bonus tips for when and when not to pursue a grant.
This article will describe what a grant narrative is, what the keys to an effective grant narrative are, the best tips & tricks for making your narrative stand out, and some additional resources to help you in developing your grant narrative.
In this post, you will learn how to respond to rejection letters by learning how to move on and improve your proposals. We also include several samples of responses to rejections.
In this 1-hour webinar (with 15 minutes Q&A), Shavonn Richardson, founder of Think and Ink Grant Consulting, will share with you how to take action today and develop a proven reusable strategy for every grant your organization finds.
In this post we'll explore gift ideas for tackling writer's block, propelling grant proposal planning, furthering grantwriter professional development, stimulating self-care for grant writers, and saying thank you.
This article will explore what a grant rejection letter is, various examples of grant rejection letters, how to understand your rejection letter, and some of the top reasons grant applications are rejected.
In this post, you'll learn some examples of effective grant proposals, characteristics of successful grants, and some grant writing tips for success. We'll also leave you with some additional grant writing resources.
In this post, we'll dig into what grant proposal templates are, how to use them, and give you specific examples to get a head start on building your grant proposal template library.
In this post, we dig into the ins and outs of effective grant prospect research. We'll explore how to identify funding prospects, how to research your top grant prospects, answer FAQ around grant prospect research and more.
This post explores how to learn about corporate donors, 3 steps you can take to engage with corporate funders, how to build your case for corporate funding, and helpful tips to writing compelling case statements.
Today, we’re proud to announce three new features to introduce our Standard Plan. Our Standard Plan will help you find good fit funders even faster with Advanced Funder Insights, Foundation Discovery and Recipient Profiles.
Finding and using the best grant research tools is crucial to grantseeking success. This post explores what grant research tools are, 11 of the best resources, and then how to use these tools effectively for your nonprofit (or clients).
Knowing grant writing best practices can make or break your application. In this post, we explore best communication practices to follow with funders, best grant writing practices for proposals, what to do when updating or repurposing proposals, and more.
In this post, we dig into what is a letter of inquiry to a foundation, how to write a letter of inquiry that stands out in three simple steps, along with some helpful tips for writing effective LOIs to foundations.
In this post, we dig into what is a grant budget and why they’re important, five steps to help you prepare for a grant proposal budget, and cover the differences between different types of grant budgets.
Finding funders for grants is hard. In this post, we dig into all the fundamentals you need to know to succeed, including what to look for when finding funders, how to find foundation or corporate grants as well as how to find government grants.
No idea where to start when it comes to writing grants for nonprofits? In this guide, we dig into what the different types of grants are, how to find grants for your nonprofit, and how to write a grant proposal in 7 steps.
Creating grant application pipelines for tracking can be tedious. In this post, we dig into exactly how to create a grant tracking pipeline, give you a sample grant management template you can use, and tips to managing your grant pipeline.
In this post, we dig into answering what are cover letters for grant proposals, what makes a good cover letter vs. a bad one, three examples of cover letters for grant proposals, and more.
In this article, we answer the question of what are nonprofit program evaluations, what are the most common evaluation methods, how to decide which evaluation method is best for your nonprofit and more.
In this post, we answer what is grant management for both grant makers and grant seekers, why having a grant management process is important, how nonprofits manage grants, and common mistakes nonprofits make when managing their grants.
Curious whether or not a grant writing season exists? In this post, we explore when grant writing season is, how to plan for the upcoming grant season, and what tools to help you with managing grant writing season.
In this article, we teach you all about Form 990s and how to read them. Learn what Form 990s are used for, how to review the most important line items on Form 990s, and how Instrumentl makes it even easier to interpret funder 990s.
Curious what a budget narrative is? In this post, we explore what budget narratives are, how to write a good narrative, and what a budget narrative should include. We even dig into common strengths and mistakes people make when preparing budget narratives.
Are you ready for grants? In this article, one of our partners, Matt Hugg, details twelve questions you should definitely ask your organization before you start writing your next grant. These are key questions to help you make sure your organization has the best shot of winning more funding.
In this article, we dig into what is grant writing? We answer common questions like who typically does grant writing, basics of what to do and what not to do, and more. You'll get insights into what are some helpful grant writing resources and more.
In this article, we'll help you answer why your nonprofit should hire a grant writer, pros and cons of hiring a grant writing consultant, and how to find a grant writing service. We'll also go over how much it typically costs to hire a grant writer.
In this post, we explore popular questions grant funders ask about nonprofits, projects that need to be funded, budgets, and more. We'll dig into why funders ask these questions and how you should answer these grant application questions.
In this post, we explore what grant proposal narratives are, how do you write a good grant narrative, what you should include in your narratives, along with other tips and tricks to help you craft effective grant proposal narratives.
Wondering how to become a grant writer? In this post, we explore why grant writing makes for a great career, 7 steps to become a grant writer, and answer frequently asked questions on becoming a grant writer.
This post explores the four types of grants for nonprofits, common types of grants based on funder, as well as common uses for nonprofit grants and how to find grants for your nonprofit.
Ever wonder how nonprofits receive grants? This post explores how common grant funding is among nonprofits, what the different types of grant funders are for nonprofits, and how nonprofits receive grants.
Grants can be serious business, but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun. In this post, we share a few grant writing memes and jokes that fellow grant writers and development teams may enjoy to take break in their grant seeking day.
In this post, we dig into every essential grant writing tip under the sun. From grant writing tips for beginners, to grant writing tips for finding the best grant matches. This guide will help you tackle all your common challenges when faced with winning more grants.
In this 1-hour webinar (with 15 minutes Q&A), Rachel Werner will dig into how to overcome the fear of reaching out to funders and get yourself introduced to new funding prospects.
In this 1-hour webinar (with 15 minutes Q&A), Margit Brazda Poirier, Owner of Grants4Good, will share with you the three ways to stand out and win the grant. By the end of this workshop, you'll know the #1 strategy every nonprofit must use to get funding, and how your nonprofit can stand out from the competition.
In this 1-hour webinar (with 15 minutes Q&A), Tiffany Nobles, owner of T. Nobles Grant Consulting, LLC, will share with you the 5 time-saving tips she uses in her grants consultancy to improve productivity. Tips will include ways to use Instrumentl to save time on prospecting and sharing info with clients.