Barbara Floersch

Barbara Floersch, Chief of Training & Curriculum for The Grantsmanship Center, has more than 35 years of experience in nonprofit management, grant proposal writing, grants administration, and nonprofit consulting. She has secured tens of millions of dollars in federal, state, and foundation grants; taught hundreds of seminars and classes at conferences, at colleges, and for nonprofit organizations; testified before the United States Congress on the reauthorization of the National Endowment for the Arts; published numerous articles on grant proposal writing and other, related topics; and served as an expert reviewer in many federal grant competitions for the Department of Education, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Family and Youth Services Bureau Barbara is author of Grantsmanship: Program Planning & Proposal Writing, the updated version of Norton Kiritz's seminal work which has guided grantseekers for nearly 50 years. She is also a regular contributor to The Nonprofit Times. Barbara has been a senior trainer for The Grantsmanship Center since 2000 and has delivered training programs throughout the United States and internationally.

  • 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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