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 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.
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.
Learn step-by-step how to write a successful nonprofit press release with real-life examples.
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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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 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 examine the criteria for weighing low, medium, and high-level priority prospects and how this can feed into dashboard data and your fundraising plan.
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.
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.
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 1-hour webinar (with 15 minutes Q&A), Steve Boland will share with you how to use logic models to show outcomes from correlations.
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.
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.
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.
This article explores what a grant report is, what should be included in your grant report, five easy steps to write a grant report, and sample grant reporting templates.
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.
This post explores the four common types of grants, how to get started finding the right grants for your needs including local and regional grants, and the best grant database tools to use for your search.
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 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 must-dos when it comes to grant management, best practices to adopt when tackling grant management and how to manage a grant.
Are you curious why executive summaries are important? In this post, we explore the answer to that question along with how to write an executive summary step-by-step. You'll leave with clear examples you can reference as well!
In this post, we dig into the typical day of a grant writer, why you should consider writing grants, and most importantly, how to become a grant writer.
Wondering how to write an effective needs statement? In this post, we dig into what makes a needs statement powerful, good vs. bad needs statement examples and how to get started writing a good needs statement.
In this post, we explore what a grant calendar is, how to create a template for yourself in managing your grants, and how to use Instrumentl as your ultimate grant calendar.
Not sure how to write a grant report? In this post, we dig into five steps you can follow to write a grant report, templates for grant reports, and other tips for preparing your grant report.
Everyone has asked this question before. How many grants should you apply for? The answer depends. In this post, we dig into how to set a SMART grants goal that your nonprofit can achieve, as well as provide a way to figure out how many grants you may want to apply for.
Whether you're new or experienced in grant writing, having the right resources can be helpful for you to make sure you're set up for success. In this post, we dig into what some of our favorite grant writing books are to check out as you master the art of grant writing.
In this post, we'll dig into what general operating support is, give you tips to write an effective general operating grant proposal, and leave you with clear examples of general operating support grant proposals.
Looking for your next great listen? In this article, we dig into what the best beginner friendly grant writing podcasts are, what the best listens for consultants and agencies are as well as the best podcasts for EDs and nonprofit leaders.
If you're still looking only at FOAs when it comes to finding the right grant opportunities, you need to read this article. In it, we dig into why matching project ideas to grant funder interests is important, how to identify grant funder interests, real examples of how to match your grant application to funder interests and more.
Ever wonder if you're doing the right things before starting a grant? In this post, we'll dig into the things you should do before you actually start preparing your next grant application. This article will be helpful for you whether you're an individual grant writer or find yourself on a team.
In this article, we’ll break down how you can avoid ever missing a grant deadline again. We'll outline for you a range of tools to fit your grant workflow, help you plan a year ahead of your grants calendar, and avoid ever having that feeling of having missed a grant deadline again.