How to write grant proposals


Here are some free webinars and other information that can help you learn how to write grant proposals and to improve your proposals.

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Webinars and multimedia

Introduction to Proposal Writing for foundation funding , Grantspace (27 minutes, free)

Getting started with government grants, Grantspace (Two parts; $110),

Guide to successful grant proposals, HHS, Office of Minority Health (free).  This page links users to three recordings and slides of past webinars.  You can listen and download slides.

Producing proposals that work, VISTA.  This is a multimedia-tutorial that requires Flash. There are some PDFs you can download too.

On-demand classes on grants, Grant Professionals Association.  This link offers several recorded webinar topics that might be helpful.  Cost is $30 each for non-members, but members are free.

Readings on grant writing

How do I write a grant proposal?,  Grantspace.  This link includes sample proposals.

How to write a grant proposal, WikiHow.  This document offers several examples.

Grant proposals (or, give me the money), The Writing Center at UNC-Chapel  Hill.  This resource outlines the process, tips, how to write a proposal, what to look at in reviewing it and some other advice.

Developing and writing grant proposals,  A government agency offers these tips to consider in developing and writing proposals.

Government grant writing for beginners, Suresh Gupta, The Multicultural Advantage.  This document outlines various kinds of grants and offers several suggestions.

Detailed guide for writing a funding proposal, S. Joseph Levine, Michigan State University.  This is a longer series of documents that outlines how to write proposals, particularly for social science-related issues.

11 steps for writing winning nonprofit proposals, The Balance.  This updated post has core steps that should be followed to help you win a grant.

Grant writing for dummies (cheat sheet),  This link gives an overview to grant writing and shares information from a book on the subject.

Read this before you start nonprofit grant writing, Nonprofit Hub.  This article outlines pitfalls associated with grant writing and offers a lot of common sense advice.

Ten simple rules for getting grants, Bourne and Chalupa, PLOS.  This 2006 piece is suggested by a prominent foundation as a must-read for nonprofits working on grant applications.

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