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Maximize Relationships to Win More Grants
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Cultivating Culture, One Meeting at a Time
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Online Grant Applications: Perspectives for Success
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How to Build a Winning Grants Team Part 3: Post & Off Season
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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.
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?
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?
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!
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.
Should I Hire A Grant Writing Consultant?
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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.
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