Grant writing?

Does anyone know what it takes to write grants? Where can I learn? I cannot find any good resources on the internet. Please help! Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Here are some resources to help you learn grant writing

    Teaching Yourself to be a Grantwriter http://www.grantproposal.com/starting_inner.html

    Minnesota Council on Foundations Writing a Successful Grant Proposal http://www.mcf.org/mcf/grant/writing.htm

    American Association of Grant Professionals http://www.grantprofessionals.org

    Non profit Guides http://www.npguides.org/

    GrantExperts.com http://www.grantexperts.com

    Association of Fund Raising Professionals http://www.afpnet.org/

    Foundation Center http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/learnabout/... offers courses on grant writing - some free and some paid - that you may want to check out

    You may also want to read the following books:

    Demystifying Grant Seeking: What You REALLY Need to Do to Get Grants

    I'll Grant You That: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Funds, Designing Winning Projects, and Writing Powerful Grant Proposals

    Winning Grants: Step by Step, 2nd Edition

    Grant Winner's Toolkit : Project Management and Evaluation

    Grant Writing For Dummies®

  • Most of these are reasonable sources, unfortunately none of them really help with picking out the right words that will help you draw attention to your particular proposal and thus ultimately, will put you at risk of not getting the funding fast you would need! What you need is a list of words for grants that will help you stand out among the rest and make your writing excel and a good source is, jessegilbert.com/grants/

    • Here's a clickable link that will help save you some time for the list of grant keywords and programs to consider, http://jessegilbert.com/grants/

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know what sites you've been looking at, but I found these helpful:

    http://www.npguides.org/

    http://www.drcharity.com/grants.html

    There are also tons of sites for specific types of grants, like government grants, education grants, nonprofit grants, and more. Narrow down the type of grant you want to write.

    I've done a lot of grant writing myself -- all of them successfully funded -- but learned by working with experienced grant writers at nonprofits. They really taught me how to write a winning proposal by focussing the grant and giving specific details. You might try volunteering to work on grants for local organizations first.

  • 1 decade ago

    My step dad bought a program used just for grant writing!

    Its called Grant Writer Pro

    check it out!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    It would help to know why you are writing the grant. Once you know this, I would seek out the nearest non-profit organization to find their grant writer and ask questions. It is better to find the cause that you would like to support first. Grant writing is easier if you know the cause that you wish to support.

  • 1 decade ago

    It' a few out there but they aren't free. Grant Writing Magic, Govt. grants and Grant search assistance, all which are $30 bucks a month each to use their services.

    Source(s): grantwritingmagic.com grantsearchassistant.com governmentgrants.com
  • 1 decade ago

    I wrote a grant proposal for starting a business before? What is the grant for?

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