Sometimes grant writers feel embarrassed. I know because I’ve been there myself. It might be as simple as feeling ashamed that you don’t know as much about the grant writing process as you think you should and you’re tentative to ask any questions. It could also be that you don’t know where to look to […]
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Grant writers tell us all the time that one of their biggest frustrations is the difficulty they have in tracking down new funding opportunities for their organization… especially funding programs that are a fit for their specific project. We understand this is a big challenge, and want to provide you with an idea that absolutely […]
You’ve been awarded funding following the review of your latest grant proposal. You can now move forward with an innovative program that will significantly impact your clients, and you want to say thank you to your funder. How do you do it? Do you have one go-to style or way to thank a funder? What […]
The summary section of a grant proposal can feel incredibly overwhelming because many grant writers think they have to summarize every part of their entire proposal in 250 words or less. It doesn’t have to be that difficult! With an easy-to-implement outline and a handful of helpful ideas, your next summary section can be the […]
You might be thinking that GrantsEdge writes a lot about what grant writers need to consider as it relates to funders. Well, you’re right, we do. The reality is that we do it very intentionally because it’s with funders where your grant proposals either die on the review table or live to bring financial support […]
In order to be successful in grant writing, you need the funder to clearly understand the problem you are attempting to solve, and you need to be able to back it up. It’s this fact that makes a needs statement so important to the entire grant writing process. A needs statement drives the entire proposal. It […]
Connecting and talking with funders is something we try and do as often as we can. We know that every conversation will turn into an opportunity to gather valuable grant writing tips and helpful information that we can pass along to all of you. This past week was no different. We had the opportunity to […]
When we asked grant writers to share their biggest grant writing challenges with us, many of them gave the same response: time. We know that writing grants is one of the many things you do. It’s usually captured in the “other duties as assigned” line in your job description. Which means that writing grants becomes […]
In one of our very first blog posts, “The 3 Types Of Funders To Approach For Your Next Project,” we identified private foundations as one of three types of funders. As a type of private foundation, family foundations are very common, but often not very well known. And while there are thousands of family foundations across Canada, it […]
You’ve recently had a grant proposal rejected and, after some reflection, you’re wondering if you should resubmit. You might even be thinking that your “labour of love” was pretty well written and it’s possible the funder just needs to see it again. If you’ve ever thought about that, you’re not alone. But is resubmitting a […]