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Grassroots Grants: An Activist's Guide to Grantseeking, Second Edition by Andy Robinson

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Why People (and Funders) Give Away Their Money

What grabs my attention in a proposal? A community base plus optimism. Our people are up against such tremendous odds. When you see the strength that's carrying them through to survive, you've got to respond to that hope.

—TIA OROS PETERS, Seventh Generation Fund

There's nothing more beautiful than a strategic pitch that fits with the current reality.

—MARTHA KONGSGAARD, Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation

A great deal of unnecessary mystery surrounds the process of philanthropy, which is a fancy word for “giving away money.” Dozens of books, articles, and sociological studies have analyzed the typical ...

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