Category Archives: Writing Grants

Finding Funding Sources

By Tamara Sabine In previous blog posts, I’ve discussed writing your first grant, crafting the project and budget narratives, the importance of a succinct needs statement and the ins and outs of the project budget. Today I’m going to give … Continue reading

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Tips For A Great Budget Narrative (Adapted from the Gates Foundation)

Tamara Sabine Most funders require a project budget with your grant proposal to ensure that a sufficient/judicious plan for spending the funds is followed. The budget could be very detailed or very broad, depending upon the funders specifications. Again, reading … Continue reading

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Time to make the budget… (Adapted from Nonprofit.about.com)

Tamara Sabine For many writers of grant proposals, the budget component can be very intimidating. However, knowing some basic principles of writing grants, such as how costs are presented, can make writing a grant less stressful. Budget Preparation for Grants … Continue reading

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What’s in a Needs Statement, anyway?

Tamara Sabine There are no two words in grant writing that evoke fear like ‘needs statement.’ It can be pretty daunting to have to explain to an unknown person/organization/thing why you are begging for – I mean, requesting – money. … Continue reading

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Writing Your First Grant

Tamara Sabine So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and write a grant for money to support your program. This is an exciting time – but you’re probably feeling a bit apprehensive, right? Don’t worry, once you’re organized, you’ll see … Continue reading

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