Barbara Floersch

Barbara Floersch has over 40 years' experience managing nonprofits, writing grant proposals, and administering grants. She has raised millions of dollars in grant funding, served as a reviewer for federal grant competitions, trained thousands of nonprofit staff members throughout the US and internationally, and has testified before Congress on reauthorization of the National Endowment for the Arts. Floersch was a trainer for the Grantsmanship Center from 2000 to 2021 and served as the Center's Chief of Training and Curriculum for 12 years until her retirement in January of 2021. She has published hundreds of articles, has been a regular contributor to the NonProfit Times, and is the author of Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing, the updated, expanded edition of Norton Kiritz's seminal work in the field.

  • Grant Funding: An Evolving View of Impact and Sustainability

    Grant Funding: An Evolving View of Impact and Sustainability

    Measuring short-term results helps to keep programs on track. It's time to take a deeper look into how we evaluate our service and impact.

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  • Strengthening Your Resilience as a Nonprofit Professional

    Strengthening Your Resilience as a Nonprofit Professional

    Resiliency is the ability to carry on with hopefulness despite adversity. Find out how to fully integrate this mindset into your organization.

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  • You Have A Hammer: Building Grant Proposals for Social Change

    You Have A Hammer: Building Grant Proposals for Social Change

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  • Prospecting for Funding Partners: How to Find Good-Fit Grantmakers1:36:45

    Prospecting for Funding Partners: How to Find Good-Fit Grantmakers

    Listen as Barbara Floersch shares some tips of the trade and straight-forward advice on a proactive approach to developing long-term partnerships with funders.

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  • Community Engagement Boosts Grant Success?

    Community Engagement Boosts Grant Success?

    Hyper-involved nonprofits understand the challenges and hopes of the community. If your nonprofit needs more robust local connections, here are a few thoughts to consider.

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  • Full-Cost Funding Progress at a Glacial Pace

    Full-Cost Funding Progress at a Glacial Pace

    Full-cost funding argues that by failing to cover indirect costs in grant-funded programs, grantmakers weaken the infrastructure of nonprofits and erode their capacity to fulfill their mission.

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  • Do Your Part to Support Full-Cost Funding

    Do Your Part to Support Full-Cost Funding

    If your nonprofit doesn’t have a handle on indirect costs, now is the time to get organized. You must understand your organization’s indirect costs, in order to calculate full-cost program budgets.

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  • All We Want is a Little Respect!

    All We Want is a Little Respect!

    In the field of fund development, grants don’t get a lot of respect.

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  • Tackling the Nonprofit Conundrum

    Tackling the Nonprofit Conundrum

    The strain of inadequate, insecure funding is exhausting and often sends nonprofits tilting at every windmill that might throw out a grant dollar.

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  • Who'll Read Your Grant Proposal?

    Who'll Read Your Grant Proposal?

    With such a huge range of possible readers, your grant proposal needs to communicate well to a diverse audience. Consider these types of readers:

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