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How Your Nonprofit Can Get Free Access to the Best Funder Database

The Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is a database of more than 100,000 U.S. foundations. Created by the nonprofit Foundation Center, it’s an invaluable source of potential funders for your nonprofit. Thanks to the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network, you can get free access to FDO Professional at hundreds of libraries, community foundations, and other locations …

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Taming Online Grant Applications

Do online grant applications intimidate—or at least, annoy—you? Are you frustrated when a colleague goes into an online application and changes something without telling you? Some online grant systems are so poorly designed that nothing I can suggest will prevent you from banging your head on your desk. But here are a few ideas to …

Jazzing Up Your Grant Proposals (well, cool jazz, anyway)

I came to grantwriting from a marketing communications background. And while it’s true that I had to adopt a more formal writing style, I also realized that my corporate experience could help my nonprofit clients state their cases more strongly. The almost academic style that has long been in favor for grantwriting can make it …