Grant 101: Common Grant Attachments Session 9 of the Grants 101 Series A grant proposal is only one component of most grant applications. Other components include proof of nonprofit status, a board roster, an organizational budget, a program budget, and financial statements, as well as an annual...

    Ethics: Creating Ethical Grant Budgets and Sustainability Plans Session 6 of the Ethics Series For many organizations, a federal grant will be a significant expansion to an existing program or the initial funding for a program that does not yet exist. This can make the creation of...

  Grants 101 - Demonstrating Sustainability  Session 8 of the Grants 101 Series A common question on grant applications is “How will you sustain this program after the grant funding is over?” Many grant writers will want to answer glibly, “Write more grants, of course!” But, what should...

    Grants 201: Creating an Effective Budget Narrative Session 6 of the Grants 201 Series A budget is a key element of most grant proposals and serves as a blueprint for spending the project’s funds. An effective proposal budget outlines the proposed project in fiscal terms and helps reviewers...

  Grants 201: Logic Models for Program Planning Session 5 of the Grants 201 Series You don’t have to love them, but you do have to respect them because logic models are a dynamic tool for program planning, evaluation planning, monitoring, and coalition building. Many funders require them, and...

    Grants 101: Evaluation and Logic Models Session 6 of the Grants 101 Series Almost all grant funders ask what effect a program will have on the participants and how the organization knows of a program’s success. This session will teach the development professionals who write grants methods for...

    Ethics: The Ethics of Program Design: Plans and Partners Session 5 of the Ethics Series Creating a high-quality grant proposal can be challenging when organizations may also be designing the program at the same time. Alignment to the mission of the organization and its strategic plan versus...

  Federal Grants: External Evaluators: When is it Required and What to do When it is Required Session 7 of the Federal Grants Series Many, but not all, federal grants require project evaluation to be completed by someone other than the project director. The reason for this requirement...

    Grants 201: The Power of Partnerships Session 4 of the Grants 201 Series Working together with other nonprofits to achieve greater impact (e.g. shared services, mergers, joint programming, etc.) Partnerships and collaboration are strategic alliances between nonprofits that are intended to achieve greater impact than any organization could...