REGISTER FOR ALL EVENTS BELOW! Events are at 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite D-220 unless otherwise noted. 6/5 12a-2p Brown Bag Luncheon: Logic ModelsThis month will be about understanding and developing logic models. These visual summaries, often required in grant proposals, tie together the aims you are trying to achieve and how you propose to get there. The…

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Last week we talked about how Charts can be a powerful addition to grant narratives and other proposal elements. Here are 8 tips to keep in mind as you format your charts. Don’t use 3-D effects, exploding pie charts, or other whiz-bang options. This just gets in the way of your point and visually clutters…

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It’s so hard to believe we hosted 3 cohorts of the Talent Academy in the last 3 years!  All told, 29 organizations have completed the program and have raised almost $9M, with over $7M of those awards coming from out-of-state funding. It’s an amazing testament to the tremendous work occurring in our communities.   The…

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High Impact Use of Charts in Grant Seeking Charts can be a powerful addition to grant narratives and other proposal elements. Conversely, they can be a confusing or misleading waste of space. Here’s some considerations for using charts, types of charts and the data they represent, and tips for chart formatting. We use charts to…

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Being a successful grantwriter requires balancing a variety of elements. You have to be in tune with the nonprofit world, think like a fundraiser and a businessperson, craft compelling prose like a novelist, and be comfortable with research and jargon like a technical writer.  Here are a few tips gleaned from writing workshops that will…

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If you’re anything like us, you hate feeling overwhelmed by grant seeking options and don’t have a definitive grant seeking plan for your organization. And you might be plagued by rejection, wearing multiple hats in your organization, and feeling a bit anxious about the time-sink that goes into grant seeking. As grant writers, we used…

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REGISTER FOR ALL EVENTS BELOW! Events are at 901 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite D-220 unless otherwise noted.  5/3 8:30a-10a Capacity Builders BreakfastIf you help nonprofits build their capacity through funding, board development, strategic planning, evaluation, etc., then bring your breakfast and join us at our office for a casual event to network, find out what others…

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