Grantseeker Education

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

  • Moves Management in Grantseeking: How to maximize your grant fundraising with principles from individual giving

    Moves Management in Grantseeking: How to maximize your grant fundraising with principles from individual giving

    David Dunlop coined a framework to describe the steps a fundraiser takes to inspire engagement and charitable giving by donors: “moves management.” It is seldom applied to grantwriting–but should be.

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  • 2019 State of Grantseeking Report

    2019 State of Grantseeking Report

    The State of Grantseeking Report, published by GrantStation, serves as a valuable benchmark for organizations to review their grantseeking efforts, report on performance, and plan for the future.

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  • 5 Great Ways to Create a Culture of Excited Giving

    5 Great Ways to Create a Culture of Excited Giving

    Engage your supporters in both time-sensitive campaigns and year-round efforts by demonstrating the importance of their contributions to achieving your mission.

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  • 5 Tips to Creating a Robust Ecosystem of Online Giving

    5 Tips to Creating a Robust Ecosystem of Online Giving

    Don’t miss out on opportunities to increase online giving to your nonprofit! Follow these tips to engage donors and encourage contribution through your website.

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  • Be a Hero in Student Stories

    Be a Hero in Student Stories

    Like ripples in a pond, our impact goes far beyond our original intention. We are heroes in our students' stories.

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  • From A to Z: The Grant Writing Process1:01:53

    From A to Z: The Grant Writing Process

    Are you new to the grant-writing world or simply need a refresher? Check out this on-demand webinar to explore the process from start to finish.

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  • Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 2

    Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 2

    Part 2 of this mentoring blog series examines strengthening the relationship once the foundation has been built.

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  • Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 1

    Escape the Labyrinth with Mindful Mentoring: Part 1

    Navigating your career path can be a challenge, especially if you’re embarking on a new journey. Finding a mentor to help guide you along the way can be key to your success!

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  • Executive Summaries: Say it All Without Saying Too Much

    Executive Summaries: Say it All Without Saying Too Much

    As a rule, Executive Summaries are designed to offer your reader a BRIEF overview of your organization’s capacity and proposed initiatives. The BEST Executive Summaries allow you to “hook” a prospecti

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  • Giving Days: Bringing Strength and Awareness to Communities

    Giving Days: Bringing Strength and Awareness to Communities

    Each year, spring heralds giving day events around the country. While community events come in all shapes and sizes, the giving day model is an effective way to educate and engage the public around ar

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  • Dialing in Your Self-Assessment: A Guide to Grant Professional Development

    Dialing in Your Self-Assessment: A Guide to Grant Professional Development

    Ready to take your grant professional resume to the next level? Check out Julie Assel's tips on self assessment and the best professional development opportunities.

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  • Gone Phishin': What to Watch for and How to Keep from Being a "Big Phish"

    Gone Phishin': What to Watch for and How to Keep from Being a "Big Phish"

    Phishing attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication. Find out some simple steps to keep yourself from getting caught from Foundant's own expert, Cory Brester.

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  • What do grant writers do? 12 steps to help you explain.

    What do grant writers do? 12 steps to help you explain.

    Nobody Knows the Troubles We've Seen: How to artfully educate colleagues and bosses on what we do.

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  • Using an Agile Framework to Win More Grants1:08:53

    Using an Agile Framework to Win More Grants

    This on-demand webinar helps grant professionals learn how to utilize Scrum in creating your grant plan for the year, how to manage large grant applications, and how to facilitate your grant team.

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  • Planning Your Own Pathway to Grant Guru1:06:37

    Planning Your Own Pathway to Grant Guru

    Do you have a firm grasp of what skills and knowledge a successful grant professional should have? Do you want to learn a logical way to create or contribute to your own professional development plan?

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  • Year-End Fundraising: 2018 Practical Lessons Learned

    Year-End Fundraising: 2018 Practical Lessons Learned

    With each passing year, we learn something new. This guide is designed to teach new strategies you might implement for year-end fundraising next time around!

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  • Grant Readiness Assessment: What it is and how to use it effectively.

    Grant Readiness Assessment: What it is and how to use it effectively.

    I have been writing grants for over two decades and decided to put together a Grant Readiness Checklist to use for myself and with clients. This list has saved me so much time over the past few years.

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  • Who Knew Stephen King Was a Grant Writing Tipster?

    Who Knew Stephen King Was a Grant Writing Tipster?

    After reading On Writing by Stephen King, I created a workshop surrounding tips from Stephen King and how they can be applied to grant proposal writing. Here are a few of the highlights.

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  • How to Develop a Realistic 2019 Grant Calendar

    How to Develop a Realistic 2019 Grant Calendar

    Based on our real-world experience in grant writing our team is sharing how we create realistic grant calendars for our clients.

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  • Faith-Based Organizations: Getting Good Grants

    Faith-Based Organizations: Getting Good Grants

    No matter what your mission is, there is a donor somewhere in this world who is just as passionate about your cause as you are. You just need to figure out who it is!

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