Grantseeker Education

Read and watch resources for grantseekers, nonprofits, and grant writers!

  • Creating Your Nonprofit's Website: The Essential Guide

    Creating Your Nonprofit's Website: The Essential Guide

    Your nonprofit's website is often the initial point of contact between you and your supporters. Maximize its effectiveness by following this essential guide!

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  • How to Engage the Right Person, at the Right Time, In the Right Way: A Framework

    How to Engage the Right Person, at the Right Time, In the Right Way: A Framework

    Scaling your fundraising efforts are the key to effectively managing your donor relationships AND your organizational mission activities. Strategies to help narrow your approach to fundraising can hel

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  • Funder-Grantee Relationships: Getting to Impact Together1:16:30

    Funder-Grantee Relationships: Getting to Impact Together

    This on-demand webinar highlights three real-life funder-grantee relationships that have found success in a variety of ways.

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  • Maximize Your Visibility with GuideStar - Tips for (Overly) Busy Nonprofits1:04:12

    Maximize Your Visibility with GuideStar - Tips for (Overly) Busy Nonprofits

    Learn how you can optimize your visibility using the Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar and maximize your fundraising success.

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  • How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 3: Post & Off Season

    How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 3: Post & Off Season

    Are you ready to ‘Go the distance’? After wrapping up Spring Training and having a successful Regular Season you’re more than ready to enter Post Season and eventually transition into the Off Season.

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  • Ready! Fire! Aim?

    Ready! Fire! Aim?

    Don’t ask, “What can technology do for me?” Instead ask, “How can I leverage technology to do better?” The right solution should be an extension of your knowledge, talents, and passion..

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  • Simple Steps to Write an Executive Summary

    Simple Steps to Write an Executive Summary

    A well-written executive summary can arguably be the most important element of the proposal. Check out these simple steps to creating an executive summary that is clear, concise, and persuasive.

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  • Project Management & Grants   Going Beyond the Checklists1:05:36

    Project Management & Grants Going Beyond the Checklists

    Are you overwhelmed with different workstreams and feel that you could be more effective in how you work? Project management is a term thrown around, but what does it really mean?

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  • Project Management Is About People, Not Projects

    Project Management Is About People, Not Projects

    I bet that your daily workload encompasses far more tasks than what is listed in your job description. How do we do everything, and do it well?

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  • Productivity and Balance: Tips from Foundant

    Productivity and Balance: Tips from Foundant

    Work life balance is, well, a balancing act. Here are a few ways we, at Foundant keep ourselves feeling energized and productive during the day, both inside and outside of the office!

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  • Re-imagine Your Grant Proposals1:33:14

    Re-imagine Your Grant Proposals

    Learn to re-imagine how you present basic documents such as your budget, organizational description, and board and staff bios so they add significant credibility to your request.

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  • Should I Hire A Grant Writing Consultant?

    Should I Hire A Grant Writing Consultant?

    |GUEST POST| Many nonprofits look to an outside grant writing consultant to help them pursue funding from government entities and foundations.

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  • Building the “Total Value” Proposal Budget: A step-by-step framework for thinking differently about what it takes to do the work we do.0:00

    Building the “Total Value” Proposal Budget: A step-by-step framework for thinking differently about what it takes to do the work we do.

    An A+ proposal budget provides an honest, complete, and clear picture of the total value of everything it takes to do our work successfully.

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  • How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 2: Regular Season

    How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 2: Regular Season

    Now that you’ve had a successful Spring Training and have signed on all the right players for your grants team, let’s strategize for success during the regular season.

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  • Tips for Telling (and Selling!) Your Story in Grant Applications1:03:04

    Tips for Telling (and Selling!) Your Story in Grant Applications

    Storytelling is not only a key to successful fundraising efforts with individual donors. Storytelling is a key element for successful grant writing as well.

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  • “Field of Dreams” or How to Build a Winning Grants Team

    “Field of Dreams” or How to Build a Winning Grants Team

    As grant professionals, we all need the support of a team. So how do you start? How many people do you want or need on your grants team? What tools and strategies can you use to build your team?

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  • Grant writing isn't a creative writing exercise, but. . .

    Grant writing isn't a creative writing exercise, but. . .

    To connect the reviewer for the grantmaking organization to the proposed work, it is important that they understand the larger story of the work you are doing.

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  • The (right) picture is worth 1,000 words

    The (right) picture is worth 1,000 words

    Data Visualization is a broad topic and a buzzword that can mean a lot of things. . . and can often be misconstrued or misunderstood. If you want even better retention, consider data visualization

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  • Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude: Why Giving Back is Our Culture

    Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude: Why Giving Back is Our Culture

    Workplaces that encompass a culture of appreciation, positive energy, and a sense of value give organizations purpose, direction, and a standard of behavior that motivates teams to aspire to greatness

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  • Philanthropy Stories | Ep. 24:04

    Philanthropy Stories | Ep. 2

    Foundant is honored to support Gallatin Valley Land Trust’s efforts to build trails, preserve open spaces, and connect people with nature. #OurPartForThePlanet

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