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Grant Writing for Non-Profits

Grant Workshop by MPUA [Video]

The objective of this workshop is to walk through the grant writing process, with speaker perspectives on elements of a successful grant application, and response to current federal funding programs. Participants can expect to hear specific examples of how others have answered the challenges and opportunities in this current grant environment.

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VCLN Workshop – Effective Grant Writing to Fund Your Initiative [Video]

Hear from a panel of grant funders and successful grant writers with tips and strategies on how to find grants that support your work, how to craft an effective grant narrative, and where to find resources and support. Panelists include Shannon Barsotti and Nate Cleveland.

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Case Study: Jess Secured $1.35M In Grant Funding And Hit $100k In Business Revenue In 18 Months ✨ [Video]

Jessica Stack is a life-long educator turned grant writer. As a fourth-generation Japanese American living in Hawaii, Jess is passionate about creating opportunities for our vibrant communities. A mom of two, she also loves to eat, play, and read. She’s been a member of the Global Grant Writers Collective since March 2021. 🦄Curious how you could get into grant writing and build a career in it? Here is a free training on how to do that without volunteering or having prior experience: https://www.learngrantwriting.org/webinar-videos/discover-grant-writingWhile at home during the height of the pandemic, Jess did some serious soul searching. She thought about what it means to be a mom with two little boys at home, how to contribute to family finances, and to do work that she feels aligned with. She landed on grant writing as her next career move. 😍Her major wins so far?🧁 Hit $100k in business revenue in her first 18 months in business.🧁 Secured $1.35 million in grant funding in 18 months.🧁 Building a team with other grant writers in Hawaii.🧁 A schedule more fully integrated with her passions.🧁 Leading Book Club for the Global Grant Writers Collective.✨ Advice for those considering starting a grant writing journey?“Go for it! Tiny little shifts can make a big impact,” Jess said. “The more you can make those small progressions, the bigger the end result will be and the happier you’ll be along the way too.”Resources and links:🔸 “Get Good With Money:Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole” by Tiffany Aliche🔸 “We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power” by Rachel Rodgers🔸 Haystack Essentials: https://haystackessentials.org/🔸 “The Science of Stuck: Breaking Through Inertia to Find Your Path Forward” by Brit Frank🔸 What The Fundraising podcast by Mallory EricksonStill have questions about the Global Grant Writers Collective? Check out this elaborate FAQ page: https://www.learngrantwriting.org/faq Or, email us at info@senworks.org.🧡 The Team at Learn Grant WritingTimestamps00:00 Intro00:14 Jess’s Background 00:44 A Recent Milestone06:00 Book Club08:46 Informational Interview Experience11:46 How Jess Learned About Federal Grant Writing16:00 Hiring Members From The Collective 17:27 Rapid Fire Questions25:50 Advice To Those Debating Going After Their Dream

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How To Structure A Compelling Letter Of Inquiry (LOI) To Be Invited To Submit A Full Grant Proposal [Video]

Have you ever found the perfect grant for your organization and as you’re reading through some of the initial guidelines you come across, “Letter of Inquiry required” or “We do not accept unsolicited requests”? What does that mean? Basically, you must be invited to apply – you’re not on the guest list! 😱So, how do you write a Letter of Inquiry? We’ve got you covered! 👍Here is a free training on how to build a career in grant writing: https://www.learngrantwriting.org/webinar-videos/discover-grant-writing📢 If there are instructions from the funder on how to structure a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), follow them. If not, you can follow the structure outlined below.📢 Remember: LOIs must be compelling and well-written so that grant funders can make an educated decision about how a potential partnership could work with your organization. 1️⃣ Impact StoryThis will be an immediate attention grabber that highlights the transformational work of your organization.2️⃣ Mission and Brief History of OrganizationHere’s where you can share an overview about your organization’s mission or its tangible transformation sentence. This section needs to be direct and declarative. 3️⃣ The NeedHere’s where you want to tell the grant funder about the problem and why it matters. Use data and statistics to support your request. 📈4️⃣ The Cost of InactionWhat happens if the program or project goes unfunded? How would it affect the individuals you serve? The community? The future? Use emotion. 5️⃣ Your Program or ProjectDescribe the primary goal of your program or project along with measurable objectives. You can also introduce a budget snapshot with the amount of money you’re requesting and how it will be used. 💲6️⃣ SummaryEnd your letter by restating your goals and the problem your organization is solving. Call attention to the alignment of their funding priorities to your program or project. Last, ask for an invitation to apply and invite the funder to contact you should they need further information. ➡️ FYI: LOIs can be difficult to prepare. They’re often more challenging than the actual grant proposal. Don’t underestimate the importance of or the work required for an LOI. ⚒️Like reading? Check out Meredith’s 2nd edition of How to Write a Grant: Become a Grant Writing Unicorn. www.amazon.com/How-Write-Grant-Writing-Unicorn-ebook/dp/B0969G2R7J Still have questions about the Global Grant Writers Collective? Check out this elaborate FAQ page: https://www.learngrantwriting.org/faq Or, email info@senworks.org.🧡 The Team at Learn Grant WritingTimestamps00:00 Intro01:08 Follow The Funder’s Instructions For LOI’s01:38 An LOI Must Be Well Written02:00 Impact Story02:42 Mission And Brief History Of Organization03:26 The Need04:03 The Cost Of Inaction05:06 Your Program Or Project06:02 Summary06:45 Recap07:50 Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of Or The Work Required For A LOI