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How to Find Foundation Grants

Your winning foundation grant proposal starts before you write the first word.

It starts with solid grant research. You want to ask the right funder for the right amount at the right time.

 

How do I find my best prospects?


How to find grant opportunities for your nonprofit

Do you know which foundation grants are the "best" for your nonprofit?

Just like you, grantmakers have specific goals and interest areas...and limitations.

It's critical to match your organization's mission and your program's goals to the grantmaker's giving priorities. It's also important to know a foundation's capacity for giving so you'll know if they are able to give at the level you're seeking.

I don't know how to find my best grant prospects.

Once you've identified your best prospects, your next challenge is deciding how much to request from each individual foundation. A common mistake is to ask for what you need instead of what the funder is likely to give.

Your chances for grant success improve dramatically when you ask the right funders for the right amount at the right time.

I don't have time to find my best grant prospects.

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Anatomy of a Stellar Thank You Letter
Here are some simple truths: When you give someone a gift, you expect them to say "thank you." And when a donor makes a contribution to your nonprofit, you should always say thank you. In writing. It doesn't have to be handwritten. It could be a typed letter. Or even email. Whatever medium you choose, your "thank you" should have some basic elements. Follow these four simple steps and you'll take your thank you letters from average to All Star! (read more)