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Confused About the IRS Nonprofit Designations?

What kind of nonprofit are you working with? Over in my Facebook group, The Nonprofit Grant Writers Mastermind, we've been having a discussion about whether a church is a nonprofit, with or without a 501 c 3, along with other matters associated…
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How To Get Your Foot In The Door Of Family Foundations

If you have family foundations in your area you may be in luck. That is, if you can get your foot in the door. In my geographic area, the secret to getting a grant from a family foundation is in building a relationship with a contact at…
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How Much is Too Much Jargon in Your Grant Application?

We all do it – use jargon in our grant proposals. It makes perfect sense to me, and it’s the easiest way for me to say it, right? The fact is that while you may understand the terms specific to your nonprofit, the board members of…
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Everything You Need To Know About Grant Writing Is Out There (Somewhere)

Any seasoned grant writer will tell you there are a gazillion (don’t use that word in a grant proposal) places to find grant writing information. You can search for them on the Internet. But I don’t have time for that, so I look for one-stop…

What the Heck is a Foundation and Why Should I Care?

Finding sources is the most difficult part of the grant writing process. You can write grant proposals all day, but if you don’t have anyone interested in funding you, you’re out of luck. In almost every case, the funder will award a…