10 Secrets to Writing Grants that Get Funded

Written by Cheryl Antier

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7. Make your application come alive inrepparttar minds ofrepparttar 143669 grant reviewers. Help them to see your project. Use words that paint a picture of what you want to accomplish. Let them feel your excitement and passion for your work. If they are conducting a site visit, have clients attend. Prepare a short slide show, or put together a photo album. Put pictures on a Website. (And byrepparttar 143670 way, don’t forget about new marketing tools such as blogging. There are many free blogs now, and you can post pictures, invite comments and provide interaction. You can letrepparttar 143671 funders know about your blog before you send inrepparttar 143672 application, or includerepparttar 143673 url with your contact information. Know your audience. Don’t assume they know technical jargon or acronyms related to your project. State your goals and objectives clearly and concisely. 8. Make sure that every sentence in your application counts. Say what you need to say, but make your words convey exactly whatrepparttar 143674 funder needs to hear to be able to say yes. Don’t waste their time or try their patience. If you don't have a good answer for some ofrepparttar 143675 questions, be honest and say so. Use bullets, or bold-face type, or a list of key elements to conveyrepparttar 143676 high points of your project, and don't bury them in paragraphs of verbiage. If you're invited to do a presentation, practice first, and stick torepparttar 143677 point. Makerepparttar 143678 grant easy to read; use a reasonable-sized font and leave enough blank space. Don't include voluminous attachments, unless you have a very good reason clearly stated in your application. Make every word convey an important point torepparttar 143679 grant reviewer; if it's not relevant, leave it out. If allowed, use pictures, diagrams, plans, or maps instead of long, confusing descriptions. The history and war stories of your project are vivid and important to you, but a grant reviewer may not care; keep your background and history brief and focus instead onrepparttar 143680 project.

10. Give them what they ask for. If you can't providerepparttar 143681 information requested, callrepparttar 143682 grantor to be sure it is alright to send in without it.

Cheryl Antier is the President/CEO of Dream Weaver Enterprises, a business and fundraising consulting company that helps their clients to "weave their dreams into reality" by helping them consistently find the funding they need to succeed.

The look in her eyes – Part 1

Written by Deepshikha Mohapatro

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She ran indeedrepparttar house calling out “Romi, get up there is a fire”. She picked up Romi fromrepparttar 143540 bed. Suddenly she threw him out ofrepparttar 143541 window and jumped. She new it for sure that there not much time to go downstairs and walk out ofrepparttar 143542 door,repparttar 143543 house would come down. There was someone outside ready to catch Romi. How did she know that someone would be there to catch her baby? She was onrepparttar 143544 ground and Romi was safe in a strangers arm. The house was falling into pieces. It seemed like all this had happened before and she had seen it. Maybe it was her dream turning into reality, dreams that were haunting her. Fear smiled on her face.

To be continued…..


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