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

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Creative Ways to Leverage Your Grants

For every dollar we give, the Southern Partners Fund must raise an additional dollar from another source: a dollar-for-dollar match. That idea came from one of the founding grantee leaders—not the funder—which was extremely gratifying.

—BARBARA MEYER, Bert and Mary Meyer Foundation

Most fundraising books and magazines are filled with jargon, such as database-driven telemarketing, resource stewardship, human capital, and charitable remainder trusts. I try to avoid this kind of fundraiser-speak, since I don't know what most of these phrases mean, but there's one word I can't get around: leverage. Leverage refers ...

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