How to Write a Successful Grant

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1. Before you ask

1.1. What to update

1.1.1. Board

1.1.2. Financials

1.1.3. Donors

1.1.4. Programs

1.1.5. Volunteers

1.1.6. Staff

1.2. Where to update

1.2.1. Your website

1.2.2. Guidestar.org

1.2.3. Social media

1.2.3.1. Facebook

1.2.3.2. Facebook Page

1.2.3.3. Twitter

1.2.3.4. LinkedIn

1.2.3.5. Other?

2. Identifying potential funders

2.1. Review local donor and sponsor lists

2.2. Corporate Funding

2.2.1. Foundation

2.2.2. Marketing

2.2.3. NozaSearch.com

2.3. Foundation Funding

2.3.1. FoundationCenter.org

2.3.1.1. Foundation Directory

2.3.1.2. Cooperating Collections

2.3.2. GlassPockets.com

2.3.3. Other sources

2.3.3.1. GrantStation.com

2.3.3.2. GrantWatch.com

2.4. Government Funding

2.5. Jon Harrison's Grants and Related Resources

3. Applying

3.1. Review guidelines

3.2. Follow

3.3. Write clearly

3.3.1. Who

3.3.2. What

3.3.3. When

3.3.4. Where

3.3.5. Why

3.3.6. How

3.4. Dialogue

3.5. Ask for appropriate...

3.5.1. Type

3.5.1.1. Operating

3.5.1.2. Capacity Building

3.5.1.3. Capital Improvement

3.5.2. Amount

3.5.2.1. Budget revenue conservatively

3.5.2.2. Budget expenses appropriately

3.5.3. Timing

4. Performing

4.1. Deliver

4.1.1. Execute

4.1.2. Communicate

4.2. Recognize

4.2.1. In person

4.2.2. On site

4.2.3. Published materials

4.2.4. Online

4.2.4.1. Website

4.2.4.2. Social media

4.3. Thank

4.3.1. For tax purposes

4.3.2. By staff

4.3.3. By board

4.3.4. By others?

5. Evaluating

5.1. Report as required

5.2. Analyze

5.2.1. What worked?

5.2.2. What didn't?

5.2.3. How to improve?

5.2.4. What was achieved?

5.2.5. What was learned?

6. Alternative funding sources

6.1. Kickstarter.com

6.2. IndieGoGo.com

6.3. Crowdrise.com

7. Learn More

7.1. Philanthropy.com

7.2. Fundraising School at the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University

7.3. Grantsmanship Center

7.4. Association of Fundraising Professionals

8. Storify.com