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Fundraiser Buzz! Weekly Report - School Grant Appeals! Big Funds...
February 21, 2012
The Latest Fundraising Ideas, Tips and Techniques
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Issue #002 - 21 February 2011
Has your School Or Group Used Grants For Fundraising?
I got a great contribution from a visitor a while back to RFI’s Success Stories section about how her school in Canada had used Grant Appeals to fundraise successfully, raising over $30,000 for the year.
I found this so refreshing as I often think that Schools overlook Grants when fundraising. Where in fact Grant Appeals can be extremely rewarding and take a lot of pressure off your other fundraising efforts and your fundraising committee.
So where do you start though?
First of all you need to do some research on how to write Grants Proposals effectively and how to find the right foundations that will accept your grant appeals. Pam Grow's eBook, Writing Grant Proposals, is where I would suggest you start.
Pam Grow is an industry professional who has worked both sides of the coin when it comes to Grant Appeals. For six years she worked for a foundation where she had to read and review every single Grant Proposal that came through the door. She then found herself on the other side having to come up with a system for researching, organizing and then writing Grant Appeals for a Non-Profit who had neglected their fundraising for 5 years.
She shares this excellent system in 5 simple steps through here eBook, which I would highly recommend for all who are interesting in Grant Appeal Fundraising. It is definitely the best reading starting point for any beginner or veteran.
Then there are other books to follow this up on like...
You can also search for other Grant Writing books here.
In my opinion the more information you soak up the better equipped you'll be to write effective Grant Proposals. So read as many books as you can get your hands on. I would also recommend you follow Pam Grow's blog and sign up for her newsletter.
To read my full review on Pam's Writing Grant Proposals read here.
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