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Grant Writing Confidential

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Jake Selinger

This very helpful blog is by Jake Seliger, a veteran of the grant writing scene. Keep up and improve your gran [Read More]

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Issues Facing Old-Line Nonprofits Differ from Those Facing New Nonprofits: Think Bambi Meets Godzilla
We’ve written various posts on the challenges of starting a new nonprofit (like this one), mostly because we get lots of calls from fairly new nonprofits or folks trying to get one off the ground. Last week, however, I got a call from an agency...
Grant Writing Confidential
Monday, June 30, 2014


Until you get a call from your congressman and sign a contract, grant notifications don't count
Last week, a client got a federal funding notification e-mail for a proposal we wrote a few months ago, and and the client started celebrating… until an hour later, when the Federal department sent a second e-mail, recalling the first and sayin...
Grant Writing Confidential
Saturday, June 21, 2014


Talking About Progressive Ideals in Proposals: Money, Time, and Poverty in Grant Writing
“No Money, No Time” helps set the cultural tone for the proposal world. In the proposal world—which does sometimes overlap with the real world—poor people spend time where richer people might spend money. Rich people are rich in many ways...
Grant Writing Confidential
Monday, June 16, 2014


The Grantnado Continues: The Department of Education Finally Issues the GEAR-UP RFP—and $650M for Early Head Start
As I predicted last January, the Department of Education has issued the FY ’14 Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP) RFP. While it took longer than I thought, the RFP butterfly has finally emerged from the h...
Grant Writing Confidential
Monday, June 09, 2014


Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH)—Riding the CDC Grant Gravy Train
Even after a hundred years as a grant writer, the feds never cease to amaze me. Last week, it was the CDC issuing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (“FOA,” which is CDC-speak for RFP) for an entirely new program, Partnerships to Improve ...
Grant Writing Confidential
Sunday, June 01, 2014


The Challenges of Seeking Grants for a New Facility
Facility grants are among the most difficult grants for a nonprofit to secure and almost impossible for a new organization with no track record. Last week, a guy in Atlanta called about grants for a transitional living facility for pregnant teens. I ...
Grant Writing Confidential
Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Collaboration is Often Inefficient: The Camille Paglia, Mark Zuckerberg, and Chris Christie examples
Almost all RFPs include requirements for “collaboration” with local entities. Yet I recently read this from Camille Paglia: After endless quarrels with authority, prankish disruptiveness, and impatience with management and procedure, I no...
Grant Writing Confidential
Saturday, May 17, 2014


Links: Classrooms, Sex Economics, Hackers, Bill Gates, Drugs, and Keep It Short
* Good news if true (and long overdue, whether this report turns out to be a true trend or a false growth): “Shaking Up the Classroom: Under an increasingly popular system called competency-based learning, students are promoted after they maste...
Grant Writing Confidential
Thursday, May 15, 2014


Someone in the Federal Government REALLY Wants School Kids Counseled, as the "School Climate Transformation Grant Program" Shows
This week’s e-mail grant newsletter included this long-winded program title: “Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): School Climate Transformation Grant Program: Local Educational Agency Grants.” The program’s pu...
Grant Writing Confidential
Sunday, May 11, 2014


Speech Codes, Microagression and Grant Writing: Words that Shouldn't (and Should) be Used in Proposals
One of the most unfortunate changes in the academic world since I left the warm bosom of the University of Minnesota in the Great Frozen North over 40 years ago is the rise of so-called “hate speech codes.” These Orwellean codes purport t...
Grant Writing Confidential
Thursday, May 08, 2014



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